No two ways around it, PinBlock Toys are a lot of fun. The video above shows a bit about them, and the 'schmego' thing makes me laugh, because while I do love that brand they're talking about...they really do hurt when you step on them. ;) I'm all for options though, and there's def. room for both brands in the house. In fact, both brands are awesome completely in their own special ways.
The magnetic pieces in the PinBlock sets are all the same size, and they pivot and bend so you can create and build most anyting you can think of...or you can follow the particular plan for the kit you purchase. The number of pinblocks in a set allows you to build very large items. We have selected the Silver Falcon set and will be enrossed in putting this bad boy together for quite some time to come. My son loves, loves, loves to build so this is going to be a blast for him.
The colors for our set are red, silver and black. They come in a handy box with a plastic insert with deep walls, so you're not prone to lose these pieces easily. I like that little feature quite a bit, actually, and the pieces stick together because they're magnetic, so you're not likely to find them all over the house either (hurrah!).
I've put a picture of the magnets above. You can see that they're nice and small which allows for so many great ideas to come to fruition.The magnets are strong and hold tightly so you don't have to worry about your precious time being ruined from a faulty product or an unfortunate mishap. Since the pieces are magnetic though, they do also come apart easily if that's what you want them to do.
It walks you through the building process from step one, all the way to the end. And this kit is amazing. I love this set, and have never seen anything like it until now. I DEFINITELY recommend it for gift giving (Christmas, birthday, a good-grades reward, whatever!).
You can learn more about Pinblock by visiting their website. The site is fun too, it shows all kinds of kits and creations. I'm loving the girl castle and the Star Wars creations!! You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Have you ever seen a set like this before?