Hello everyone! Today at Lamb and Bear we are bringing the fun with another review, this time favoured towards your little explorers and ‘imaginators’!!
The focus of today’s review is brought to you by Geomag. For any of you that aren’t in the know, this toy brand originates from Switzerland and have been producing magnetic based construction toys over the last decade. In celebration with the anniversary of the first lunar manned landing, Geomag has teamed up with NASA to produce this line of special toys, a rocket and moon rover.
So let’s get to it. The rocket comes with 84 pieces and the rover with 52, and a collection of magnetic balls and rods placed in a styrofoam container for transport ease. Plastic shapes for the rigidity of the designs, plus a plastic sheet of pop out pieces to decorate your creations with. The box doubles as instructions which are step by step guided.
The kids were very excited about this delivery, and whilst they wanted to make the end product, they were more interested in creating their own designs. Especially after realising how hard it was to mimic the instructions provided. Yes even, I an adult struggled with the fiddlyness of it all, calling in reinforcement from the husband. It is aimed at kiddos over five, but in all honesty, do not expect them to play quietly without cries of ‘muuuum’ ‘daaaaad’ and so on.
Saying that, here at Lamb and Bear our kiddos are more creative than pragmatic thinkers so truly found the toys more enjoyable without the pressure to create the final piece. The quietest we observed of them is when we left them to their own devices, to create their own spacecraft’s and shapes, with their own storylines. I think this shows that is really a toy for any child, whether logical or imaginative, all genders, exploritive and focused, parallel and solo play.
* These products were sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinion are honest and our own.