Magformers 30-Piece Creator Set

Updated: Jun 24, 2019

Magformers

by Andrea Mathis

This open-ended creative construction toy is a solid STEM choice.


MSRP: $49.99 (typical retail $35-$40)

Mfr. Recommended Age: 3 Years+

Rating: 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

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THE FUN

  • Open-ended play

  • Lots of themed sets

THE FRUSTRATION

  • Pricey



OVERVIEW

Strong magnets in a wide variety of brightly colored geometric shapes give littles endless potential for fun. Creatively themed sets cater to every interest, from animals to robots.

THE FUN


Magformers magnets are a bit stronger than those in other magnetic building toys, and the shapes are more varied (the four different sets we tested contain 17 distinct shapes). Themed sets range from safari animals to walking robots to favorite cartoon characters (they’ve partnered with Nickelodeon to release Paw Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets).


Every set includes instructions for building different types of creations.


Younger children learn colors and shapes; older kids use spatial reasoning and integrate STEM concepts like physics and geometry into playtime.


Also a fantastic travel toy. The basic intro set, which contains six triangles and eight squares, can make a sphere, pyramids, a cube, and a house, for starters. Since the pieces stick together, they’re less likely to get lost during travel.


The pieces adhere to any magnetic surface. Sealed plastic pieces are easy to clean.

THE FRUSTRATION


Like many magnetic building toys, they’re a bit pricey.


BUYING OPTIONS*


Amazon

Walmart

Target

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION

Create 3D structures from 2D nets with the award winning Rainbow 30Pc Set. Arriving with squares and triangles that are perfect for little fingers to start building a ‘magic ball,’ houses, towers and much more! See what your imagination will create! Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store.



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