The engineering toy aimed at young girls continues to expand, and they’ve moved past just engineering basics and have some great new products.
Goldie Blox kits are for children aged 4-9. The latest entry is, not a kit, but an action figure!
This is no dress-up Princess, either, Goldie’s action figure ziplines!
We’ve added a small line of products: The HABA Terra kids model kits. These are wood models you punch out the pieces and assemble to make working wood rubber-band powered models.
First up is the Terra Kids Beetle:
The Beetle, once assembled, will skitter along with its googly eyes bouncing around and looking silly. Here is a video tube of the assembly process and the beetle in action:
Next would be the Terra Kids Twirling Prawn Kit:
The Prawn is put together, much like the Beetle, but instead of skittering it twirls around.
Finally, we have the Terra Kids Automobile Kit:
This kit is again pieced together from wood punch model pieces. Once assembled the motor will race the car without batteries, just rubber band propulsion! Watch the car getting put together and zoom across the table!
As a company, HABA has been making children’s toys for decades, usually in Europe. These are the first products they have developed that we found were good for our product line. Chek them out!
Spectrum Scientifics is proud to carry a very interesting and hard-to-get construction toy: Tectonic Toys
Tectonic Toys are a construction toy designed around shapes. When you get a pack of them, they don’t look like too much, just flat pieces of colorful plastic:
But the secret is that these pieces can be joined together using the Tectonic Hinge, which allows the pieces to be connected to each other. Once together, you can build various colorful multi-sided shapes:
Or more simple shapes like this:
These are just a couple of examples of the shapes that can be made with the pieces. Since there are 324 ways for the Tectonic hinges to connect the possible arrangements is huge. We won’t say infinite, but its pretty darn high!.
Tectonic Toys are just $20 a set and great for kids or adults who enjoy construction. Each set has 48 pieces – 8 of each color.