Gifted for review
Joshua has always loved building things. When he was younger he would spend hours building models out of large plastic blocks (which he’s ALWAYS called Moblo for some reason) or wooden building bricks.
He has also always been a big fan of magnetic building kits, and has had a few small Geomag sets over the years. So when we had the chance to try out the really rather impressive 127 piece Geomag Confetti kit it was definitely a no-brainer, especially given we’re all spending rather a lot of time at home lately!
Geomag Confetti 127 Piece STEM Building Kit Review
The kit comes nicely packed within three polystyrene boxes to keep the various magnetic elements from jumping all over each other. As you can see you get quite a lot of magnetic goodness in the kit, with 60 poles and 61 metal balls. The only things that aren’t magnetic are the six bases, which help give support to some of the trickier designs!
Each of the coloured rods is magnetic at both ends so sticks nicely to the metal balls, meaning you can quickly and easily make designs by joining multiple rods to multiple balls.
There is a helpful leaflet inside giving you a decent variety of design ideas, but in reality your imagination is the only barrier to what you can create.
To get even more creative with your designs you can use the bases contained within the kit to make multi-story creations too.
Joshua has spent literally hours creating a variety of masterpieces this week already. The good part is that he’s learning as he’s doing it, through planning, solving problems, being creative and showing resilience when it doesn’t quite go to plan!
And yes, sometimes it doesn’t go exactly to plan, as the magnets are very, well, MAGNETIC, so they love joining to balls and rods that you hadn’t intended them to join to! However, after a little bit of practice Joshua was really flying and having a great time.
We both love Geomag stuff and this kit is brilliant. It’s a simple concept, but really really effective and provides hours of fun, creativity and learning. It’s aimed at ages 3+ but I think Joshua at 5 is probably the perfect age to really make the most of what you can build and to do it independently.
The Geomag Confetti kit retails around the £70 mark and is available from all major retailers including through the affiliate Amazon link below:
You can also win one of your very own in our awesome giveaway!
Geomag Confetti Giveaway
To be in with a chance or winning a 127 Geomag Confetti kit worth £70 enter via the Gleam widget below by the end of Sunday 12th April 2020. UK only. No cash alternative. Winner will be notified via email and must provide their postal address.
For more reviews pop along to our Reviews page.