Building sets of all kinds are really taking off in the toy industry. I happen to have a little guy who loves to build and design. Sometimes its blocks, other times its scrap materials from around the house. Whatever he may use, I think building is a really beneficial type of play.
Twist, Turn, Build, Imagine with Pinblock
Pinblock, Inc. developed a new building toy called Pinblock. Pinblock sets contain one single sized piece that can twist, turn, lay flat, or stack when connected to other pieces. This allows 3D building and is what sets them apart from other building toys. Each piece is about the size of a penny, and can interlock with other pieces for children to get creative and build their own artwork. The Silver Falcon set comes with 900 pieces and an instruction manual is also included that shows step by step instructions for building a 3D Silver Falcon.
The Pinblock pieces are small, durable, and snap right into each other. One of my son’s favorite creations is a small flying structure with movable wings and “flames”. The recommended ages for Pinblock is 7+, but at 6 years he’s able to manipulate them and build just fine. His artwork is fairly simple, but the little pieces really do have endless possibilities.
We have yet to try building the Silver Falcon, but anticipate it being a fun project for my son and his dad to do together. I could see older children and teenagers having fun using these to create pixelated art and more intricate building designs. We really like how the small pieces have the ability to bend and twist. These adds a really cool aspect to the things my son builds. Flapping wings, swaying trees, and wearable bracelets are some of the times we’ve found that handy.
Pinblock sets currently retail for $45.00. You can purchase the Silver Falcon Set, Blue Fusion Jet Set, Red Fusion Jet Set, or Freestyle sets that include a variety of colors. If you happen to know of a child or teen who loves building and designing, these are a great way to let their imaginations run wild. You can check out all of the Pinblock sets and view some neat examples of Pinblock artwork over at Pinblocks.com and Vat19.com. You can also follow them on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram.
Do you have a child that loves building? What types of projects would they create with Pinblock? Tell us in the comments!