Thursday, March 30, 2023

TomTecT 190, By TomTecT - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Wooden construction toys with smart hinges 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  5 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Kids that enjoy building and constructing! 

TomTecT was created by the designer of KAPLA. But, TomTecT is Not KAPLA. You need to approach this novel building set with a fresh new mind, throw away the perception of “this is going to be an enhanced version of KAPLA” - out of window and smash it to the ground (it’s Not KAPLA!). Thank you KAPLA Australia for providing us this TomTecT 190 set - we LOVE this amazing new building concept! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Building Toys With Smartly-Designed Hinges - KAPLA uses the idea of weight distribution and balance to build up marvellous structures without the use of glue, screws, or any form of connectors. Its limitations? You can’t held a KAPLA model in your hands like a portable toy, and KAPLA structure can’t be constructed against the rule of gravity (for example, a plank can’t “hang” facing downwards in mid-air). What KAPLA can’t do, TomTecT does it elegantly with cleverly-designed hinges. Included in this set are 30 small hinges, 30 large hinges, and 40 double hinges. TomTecT clips allow structures to go wacky. We can link and join up the planks, create a Ferris wheel with spin-able multi-directional wheel; a giraffe with slim, vertical long neck that changes angles with a push; helicopter with rotatable rotor blades; and animals that have flexible tails and moveable limbs. The design is intelligent, encourages versatile and open-ended play. We love the instructions booklet that provides inspiring building ideas and basic techniques on how to use the assortment of hinge clamps. 

(2) Wooden Planks With 6 Lengths - Whilst KAPLA is known for its identical planks of same ratio and size, this TomTecT set spices up the building concept with 90 planks of 6 different lengths. The multi-length feature gives TomTecT models a cool potential, from structures with changing dimensions to complex skeletal shapes. TomTecT panels are thinner and lighter in weight compared to KAPLA (note: they are not compatible with each other). TomTecT is an innovative building idea of a different nature. 

(3) Sustainable Material - TomTecT is made of pine wood from sustainably managed pine forests in the Landes region of western France. It is beautifully crafted, smoothly done, and works beautifully with the hinges. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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