Magformers Magnetic Building Construction Set 62 Piece Designer Set Review
Magformers are a unique and hugely popular way to construct virtually any shape or design from the colorful pieces, held together with the power of strong magnets.
But Magformers aren’t cheap, so are they really worth the price? Let’s take a look at what other buyers think.
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Magformers Magnetic Construction Video
* 62 colorful magnetic pieces
* Different shapes including designer diamond and trapezoid pieces
* Strong, durable materials
* Powerful magnets build lasting constructions
* Construction ideas booklet
* Age 3 to adult
Magformers 62 Piece Designer Set Review
For kids (and adults!) who like to build things, construct designs and find imaginative uses for their toys, this could be the perfect gift. If this is your first magnetic building construction set, it probably won’t be your last!
Magformers are strong, brightly colored construction pieces that fit together using magnets hidden safely inside the pieces. (All the same the pieces are not recommended for children under 3 for safety reasons.) This 62 Piece Designer Set could be either a first purchase or an addition for a home that already has other sets. It offers unique pieces that aren’t found in the regular sets.
You can construct virtually any shape of object and they stay together well. This makes them much less frustrating than the average construction set, so they can be used by kids who would be too young for a more intricate building set. They can put pieces where they want and they will stick.
There’s an included instruction book with ideas for creating a number of structures with the magnetic pieces. Some of these plans may need pieces from other sets. Still, this will get kids started if they are stuck for ideas – but most won’t be! Anything can be built, from garages for toy cars to doll houses to spaceships.
One mom reviewing the set on Amazon said that all of her four kids from toddler to teenager love Magformers. The littlest one uses them to learn the names of colors and shapes. The 4-year-old boy makes buildings. The 7-year-old makes houses for her dolls and toy animals. The teenager and mom enjoy making things too.
Another mom said that she and her husband love to build with the pieces and create endless “new” toys for their little one to play with.
In this Designer set you get some pieces that don’t appear in other building sets: 2 diamonds and 4 trapezoid shapes. This opens up more possibilities. The remaining 56 pieces are: 20 triangles, 22 squares and 14 isosceles triangles.
Magformers won a 2012 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio award, so you can be pretty sure these are good toys!
The only downside to this set is that if this is your first Magformers construction set, you’re going to want more! And they’re not cheap.
This set gives you almost limitless possibilities for construction, but with only 62 pieces you’ll often need to take one thing apart before you can make another.
On the other hand, it means you will always have an answer when grandparents, aunts and uncles ask what to get the kids – more Magformers!
Despite the price we have to give 5 stars to the Magformers Magnetic Building Construction 62 piece Designer Set. It’s just so well designed and allows limitless opportunities for frustration-free play for kids of all ages – and their parents too. For younger kids it’s educational as well as creative; older kids will find tons of bizarre uses for the pieces.
Be prepared for a toy that will be a huge hit and have your kids clamoring for more!
Published May 16th, 2013