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Popular Playthings Mag-Blocks 48-piece Play Set
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- Mag-Blocks from Popular Playthings stimulate both imagination and creativity, and they're fun for everybody
- 48 large, easy-to-handle, colorful pyramids are connected by magnets and can be twisted and turned to create different shapes
- Because the magnets must be properly aligned, playing with Mag-Blocks is educational, creative and fun
- For ages 8 to adult
- Popular Playthings provides award-winning toys that encourage learning, creativity, social interaction, and good old basic fun
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Fun for everyone, Mag-Blocks from Popular Playthings stimulate both imagination and creativity. Playing with Mag-Blocks promotes the development of basic logical thought processes. The Mag-Blocks cube is made up of 24 large, easy-to-handle, colorful pyramids. Held together by magnets, the pyraminds fit together only when the magnets are properly aligned. The solutions are not immediately apparent, even to adults. Children will first have to understand how the blocks fit together -- how magnets attract and repel each other. Then, kids can select one of 20 challenge cards with suggested designs to match. And of course, they can always make up their own designs. The 48-piece set includes pyramids in blue, green , red, yellow, purple and light blue plus 20 challenge cards and instructions. For children age 8 and over.
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Popular Playthings Mag-Blocks are fun for everyone. They stimulate both imagination and creativity as well as promote basic logical thought. Each Mag-Blocks cube is made up of 48 large, easy-to-handle, colorful pyramids. Held together by magnets, they fit together only when the magnets are properly aligned. Not immediately apparent (even to adults) your child will first have to understand how the blocks fit together in order to build with Mag-Blocks. A design booklet is included with suggested designs to get you started but the real fun begins when you start creating your own! Our 48-piece set comes with blue, red, green, yellow, purple and light blue Mag-Blocks. Create even larger designs with the extra cube included! The set fun and creative set allows you to create truly unique patterns!
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|Item Dimensions||5 x 9.25 x 5 in||3.54 x 15.75 x 8.27 in||5.51 x 5.51 x 5.51 in||3.94 x 17.32 x 9.84 in||10.04 x 14.17 x 7.87 in||2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in|
|Number of Pieces||48||50||8||150||254||76|
Top Customer Reviews
After purchasing these and wrapping them up, I received a text from our schools Gifted Teacher just yesterday, who sent me the amazon link to this set and let me know how much our child would like to have a set of these. That he really enjoys them. I was happy to tell her he's getting them for Christmas!
This is a "keeper toy". When I purge the toy room there are toys that stay & consistenly get played with. This is one of them. Most toys get rotated around to other Mom-friends or go to Goodwill.
I would NOT let a baby or toddler play with these! The pieces are small enough to fit in childrens mouth and throat, but the shape would probably not entirely block the windpipe. I believe these common sense precautions are listed on the box.
Also, I purchased a big set of VERY expensive Magna Tiles a year earlier that the kids enjoy as well. Mag-Blocks are NOT compatible with the Magna-Tiles set. The magnets placements do not match up well to build with each other.
These toys are the perfect physical model to help with visualization!
The box has 48 pieces which comes in the shape of 2 cubes that consists of 24 pyramidal pieces per cube; each pyramidal piece has the pyramid base dimensions being 2"x2"x2.82" and a 1.5" height. Each piece is also magnetic. The magnets are not particularly strong but they (barely) do the job. For a more rigid structure you'll definitely want to use double-sided tape. The 1/8" magnets are long the edges so I don't know how easy it is to find stronger replacements.
The pieces are nicely color-coded to help distinguish them from one another and come in the following 6 colors:
Sadly from a distance the dull cherry red and magenta (purple) blend in. I wish the red was much brighter.
Having "only" 6 colors isn't a deal breaker for visualization but I also wish there 2 extra colors (for a total of 8) such as Orange or White. The ultimate would be to include 8 Transparent blocks so one could see the middle. If future editions don't include transparent blocks there is always the option of looking into 3D printing for the more serious modeler.
The pieces aren't lightweight so they don't give that feel of "cheap plastic toy Made in _X_". Now I could see durability being an issue for children that play rough but as a professional I'll be careful making the different geometrical shapes.
+ Big pieces
+ 6 Color Choices
+ Good bang/buck
= Decent price
- No transparent colors
- Limited colors; dull red instead of bright fire engine red
- Durability might be an issue for children
Still a great product!
The one thing that I wish was better on the pieces, and see this w/ the boy too, is if the magnets were a little stronger. I think it'd be more satisfying in a tactile sense if so. I think too that the shapes constructed would be nicer as a result; e.g., if you put these things together, and not necessarily a big object, you will not be able to lift by a couple of pieces and have it stay together.
Overall, it's ok. I wouldn't buy it again based on what I've seen, but it does get some use.
I had some trepidation on ordering, since the reviews were mixed and the pricing was less than some similar magnet toys here, but this toy was a hit.
its fun and absorbing and helps with the child's spatial reasoning!