Thursday, December 21, 2017

Edushape Magic Brix in Motion Review #MagicBrix

I received this product free to facilitate this review.

Magic Brix in Motion is a great travel set of 55 building blocks that interlock together with little plastic nubs. This set also comes with a board so that your child has a flat nubby surface to attach their creations to while on-the-go. This has the same pieces that you know and love in any Magic Brix/Travel Brix set, plus some new shapes that add more motion to your child's creations. These are easily washable and grip-able. You can easily store all the pieces in the box they come in. This box also comes with a handle to easily carry the pieces with you. You can take this set on: planes, trains, and automobiles. It can go with your child to the park, playground, Grandma's house or at home! Great for encouraging: creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, tactile sensory development, visual sensory development, socialization, fine motor skills, and logic & reasoning. Perfect for both boys and girls. Great for little architects, engineers, tinkers, and artists! Great for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) lessons. Recommended for ages 3 and up because of some small pieces and possible choking hazard.

Edushape manufactures quality children's toys and products that promote developmental learning through play. These toys and products help build Gross Motor, Language, Musical, Social & Emotional, Fine Motor skills and much more. Their main focus is for children ages Birth to 5 years old.

What Is Included In the Magic Brix in Motion set:

  • 55 Brick Pieces: These are great for open-ended play just about anywhere. They are made from sturdy, soft, and flexible plastic. Two new shapes help create motion! They come in bright colors of yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, and orange. The colors and details of individual pieces may vary from the illustrations.
  • 1 Travel Board: Use this to assemble creations to so they won't topple. This is 6"x8" or 15x20cm. Additional boards may be purchased separately.
  • 1 Booklet: This shows 10 pictures of things your child can build with the Magic Brix in Motion.
  • 1 Box: Sturdy cardboard box opens up to store all the pieces in. Closes securely and has a handle for easy travel.

What We Thought:
The Edushape Magic Brix in Motion set is great for learning more about motion. We used these to teach about Newton's laws of motion in our homeschool. We love the two new bricks: one is used to make things spin or roll forward and one has a joint to make the pieces rotate. The one that spins or rolls you can either wind up the opposite way to make it spin and pull back and let go to make it roll forward. We had fun watching the video above to see these new pieces in action before we constructed our own builds.

This set is also wonderful to take on trips. We love how fast it packs up to bring wherever. The box was the perfect thing to bring them in and had extra room for more bricks too if needed.

The pieces come in a lot of different shapes, sizes, and colors. There aren't just square or rectangular bricks either. There were some that let the blocks attached to them spin, rotate, or roll. My girls made the wind mill from the picture and after it was wound it turned on its own which was cool. We just had to really reinforce the base of it or hold it because the force of the movement made it tipsy. Teela made the triangle from the booklet with the bendy, rotating pieces. We even made the plane that you can pull back and it will go forward on its own if put together correctly. Some blocks had more surface area than others which made building a little more challenging because of how and where they interlock together. We also loved the bright colors the bricks came in.

Teela and Zari playing with the Edushape Magic Brix in Motion.

We liked how simple these were to put together. The pieces are safe and don't poke you while playing with them. My daughters didn't get frustrated at all by building their own things. I did wish that the little booklet of design ideas, which only had pictures of finished creations, had instead step-by-step instructions of builds. Some of the builds proved to be difficult just by looking at the picture to put together, even for me and so I ended up making up my own that was similar. Also, since the colors of the pieces in the booklet didn't match the ones we had it proved a bit confusing for my youngest who is 7 to put together the builds from the pictures. We also found that if you stack the pieces too high or if they are top heavy, they still topple even if attached to the board. Both my daughters still had a lot of fun building things of their own design though with this set.

We highly recommend the Edushape Magic Brix in Motion for ages 3 and older. I like that they are easily cleaned which is a plus and that they are a fun toy for the imagination. These are also well made. I see them lasting a long time. We also love that you can combine other sets of Magic Brix or Travel Brix with this one so you can make a larger collection of bricks to assemble from.

You can purchase this from Simplicity ABC.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received this product for free to facilitate this review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review. Affiliate links can be found in this post. Thank you for your support of this blog!

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