Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
This awesome toy is called Magnetron Magnetic Wooden Blocks Future Collection by Tegu. We first discovered the brand many years back in a museum play area, and we have not stopped loving this delightful wooden magnetic toy since then.
The name “Tegu” is derived from “Tegucigalpa” - the capital city of Honduras. The founder Chris Haughey brought home from a business trip a vision to transform the lives of Hondurans. The dream and magic of this gravity-defying toy continues.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Sustainable Materials: The blocks are made of sustainably sourced hardwoods in Honduras. But it’s more than just wooden blocks, they are embedded with magnets, and can be joined together to form interesting structures that most usual wooden blocks cannot. The magnets are not evenly distributed within the wooden blocks, and they repel each other unless the pieces are connected at the right point and angle. Surprisingly, this supposedly shortcoming doesn’t seem to bother my 4-year-old. In fact, we find the magnetic searching game to be part of the fun.
(2) Futuristic and Cool: I love the soft minty colour of the future collection, and the fact that the blocks can easily be snapped together and form many “futuristic” objects. I am loving the really cool-looking robot.
Enjoy the video below for some magnetic construction fun: