CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Magformers Basic Set (62-pieces) Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy
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Magformers Rainbow 62Pc Basic Set
Let your imagination run wild with the award winning Magformers 62Pc Rainbow set. Design 2D patterns and pull them up into 3D towers, rockets, castles and large ‘magic balls’.
The open nature of Magformers shapes are great for small fingers to handle and the instant connectivity will let the fun last for hours!. With the addition of a pentagon, budding architects will be kept busy building, creating and discovering all day long.
Our patented technology means Magformers geometric magnetic shapes always attract. The building possibilities are endless.
- 3 Geometric Shapes.
- Step-by-step idea booklet
- Compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories.
- Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets for guaranteed connectivity.
- BPA Free HQABS Plastic.
Learn to build Magformers Magic Ball. Expand your creativity and build rockets, towers and more!
Create complex 3D structures with simplicity! STEM education has never been so much fun!
Magformers engages mathematical and scientific thought, deductive reasoning and spatial awareness.
Click, connect, create! High quality Neodymium magnets that instantly connect are sure to spark curiosity and creativity.
What's in the box?
Rainbow 62Pc Basic set
Click, connect, create! with Magformers magnetic shapes in Rainbow colors.
Learn mathematical names for 3D shapes including Rhombicuboctahedron, Icosahedron and more.
Lay Magformers flat and pull them up using their magnetic connectivity to form s3D Structures. STEM education has never been so much fun!
The 62 Piece Set contains 30 squares, 20 triangles, and adds building diversity with 12 pentagons.
Intelligent Magnetic Construction sets for Brain Development
Magformers is the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children.
We believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and our patented, ‘always attracting’ magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience.
It is Magformers commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future.
Magformers Basic 62Pc Set includes 12 triangles, 18 Squares and 12 Pentagons. Click, connect, create from 2D to 3D using Magformers unique building style and patented 'always attracting' magnetic technology.
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As the description says, there are 12 pentagons, 20 triangles and 30 squares... the sides of each pentagon and square are 2-1/2", and of each traiangle are 2". I love that each shape is a striking 2-tone color, whether turquoise/dark blue, yellow/pink, purple/green orange/red - very cool looking and eye-catching! There's a model booklet enclosed that shows a variety of available sets... with this particular set, your youngster can build things like a hourglass, fish, heart, microphone, house, UFO, a couple of different rockets, stars and buildings, 3-D shapes like a cube or hexagonal prism, and others I've NEVER heard of but are sure fun to try and pronounce... tetrahedron, octahedron, cuboctahedron, icosahedron, dodecahedron, icosidodecahedron and rhombicuboctahedron - goodness gracious! (One thing to note... I took a "sneak peek" - as grandmas are allowed to do! - and while the outside box is sturdy, the tray inside that holds the shapes is super flimsy. Might want to have something else available to store the pieces in.)
Intent of Purpose: Education Tool (geometry, spatial concepts, sorting, etc.)
Duration of Use: 4 Months
Amount of Daily Use (low/moderate/high): Moderate
Age (range) of Primary User(s): Baby (10 month – 14 month)*, Adult
*As a fore note, I do NOT recommend leaving young children unattended with small pieces or magnetic toys. Seriously, don’t even look away or get up to go to the bathroom. Be responsible, please.
Durability / Longevity Rating: 5/5
My set has withstood moderate mistreatment from a toddler over the course of 4 months and still looks new. No pieces have broken. They have been frequently stepped on, chucked across the room, and dropped onto a tile floor.
Appearance /Presentation Rating: 5/5
Colorful and attractive. Not an eyesore.
Construction / Usefulness / Practicality Rating: 5/5
They are lightweight; I’d say no potential for broken windows, busted sheetrock, broken tile; not likely to result in severe injury and or concussion if they happen to become projectiles. The magnets rattle around when you shake an individual piece (not a negative quality).
Useful as an educational tool. Examples: construction; spatial concepts; geometry; multiple mathematical concepts; matching; stacking; etc.
The magnets are strong. In the video I have attached, you can see how strongly they stick to a metal baking pan. Unfortunately, I can only upload one video; I had made a comparison video of the staying power of Magna-Tiles vs. Magformers; even though I couldn't upload it, I'll tell you that the Magformers won.
Cost-Efficiency Rating (MSRP): 2/5
At the suggested retail price, this isn’t a cost efficient item, especially if you’re working on a budget. Keep reading though.
This product is frequently marked down by as much as 40-50% off the MSRP. Having worked in Ecommerce and sales for many years, I can assure you that markdowns aren’t always indicative of low sales or low-quality products; it’s a sales gimmick to persuade buyers into thinking they’re saving money. The MSRP is usually an unrealistic, inflated number which exists to convince you that you’re catching a bargain. Ordinarily, even when a product is half off, the manufacturer is still profiting and you’re actually paying a more realistic/fair price. So, if you purchase this item at a deep discount of around 40-50% off, I’d rate the cost-efficiency at about 4/5.
Likeliness of Repurchase: Highly Likely
I don’t know if I could ever have too many of these. For the time being, I only own one 62-piece set, but I would be glad to own a swimming pool full of these.
Overall Rating: 4.75/5 (if purchased at a discount)
If you aren’t quite sure which magnetic building tool to purchase (there are many available on the market), I can tell you that I have three different top-of-the-line products (Magformers, Magna-Tiles, and Tegu). Of the three, Magformers are my favorite. Here’s why: they have strong magnets; the open construction allows chunky little fingers (or any fingers) to handle them with ease; I feel that they are less likely to crack if stepped on in lieu of the open construction; the size and shape variety is nice; they are lightweight *and* durable at the same time.
THE END. Hope you enjoyed my review. 😊
* Two of the pentagons were missing a magnet. This is really sloppy and should have never passed quality control!
* The box itself, and the booklet, are very cheap. Again, for the money I would expect something slightly more sturdy.
* The pieces' magnets are fine, but I find it hard to make neat, regular shapes with them. This is because the pieces are not connected at a fixed angle, so that the whole structure becomes rather loose.
On the whole not bad, but I'm actually planning on going back to the old plastic polydrons, since the shapes you make with those are sturdy, so more easay for my son to play with.