WEDGNETiX Review #wedgits
WEDGNETiX Magnetic Building Blocks Review
We had previously received a WEDGiTS set that we absolutely love so of course we couldn’t wait to try these WEDGNETiX Magnetic Building Blocks out. Once we received it we weren’t surprised that we enjoyed it so much.
In this set there is a little design booklet that shows just some of the things that you can make with these. There are so many different angles and shapes that you can make, stack and nest together. All three of the boys enjoy playing with the WEDGNETiX, my husband and I do too.
My boys love playing creating the same shapes that are in the little design booklet. But they enjoy them even more when they are creating their own. I love that this helps so much with creativity and hand eye coordination. You can build & stack them in so many different combinations, the possibilities seem endless. This is a great open-ended toy that’s sure to become a classic.
You can get the WEDGNETiX Magnetic Building Blocks at Target.com, Target Stores or on Amazon.
WEDGNETiX were created to add even more open ended play patterns for children. With WEDGNETiX, a child, or adult, can explore complex geometry and greater visual appreciation for 2D to 3D relationships. It sounds technical, but it is really just fun and kids don’t realize how educational it is.
The unique part about WEDGNETiX is the amazing building process it provides. With WEDGNETiX, you can create original 2D designs that include a square, a rectangle and a hexagon. This is accomplished through the WEDGNETiX design that has a magnet within each component. Specifically, each WEDGNETiX bar has an embedded magnet on one end and a metal cap on the opposite end. This allows two WEDGNETiX bars to fully rotate around each other for a 360-degree rotation. With WEDGNETiX, you can rotate one half of a hexagon upward to reveal a 3D representation of a hexagon.
WEDGNETiX do not require instructions like other popular building block products. WEDGNETiX follow the WEDGiTS toy line in that it’s open-ended design allows kids to create freely. ImagAbility does provide design ideas for kids to progress from 2D into 3D constructions, however, there isn’t any “only one way to do things” step-by-step instruction.
ImagAbility points out the extreme safety of WEDGNETiX:
A key criterion in the engineering design of the WEDGNETiX bar relieves any consumer safety concern. Each bar is a two-sided construction that has a male and a female component. When the two parts mate together they literally sandwich the cylindrical magnet between the parts. The plastic parts, made of an extremely strong ABS plastic, are pulled together, which basically melds the plastic into a single component. In addition, ImagAbility clearly identifies caution on the front of each package, that WEDGNETiX contains magnets. The product is tested and in compliance to the USA’s CPSIA and international ASTM FM963 certification.
The basic set of WEDGiTS building block toys resemble square donuts and diamonds with angled edges. The five, primary pieces of the WEDGiTS toy are graduated in size, so, the blocks actually nest together and stack into the shape of a pyramid. Mathematicians refer to these block shapes as rhombus and octahedrons. Each block is a different primary color, so, you can imagine a rainbow effect of color in each design a child builds. The design of each block naturally aligns in both vertical and horizontal patterns for an open-ended manipulative.
In addition to WEDGNETiX and various traditional WEDGiTS sets, other products in the WEDGiTS line include, WEDGiTS on Wheels (WOW) and Mini WEDGiTS™, as well as WEDGiTS school activity packs, building table platforms and other accessories.
The award-winning WEDGiTS line has earned ImagAbility honors in Parenting Magazine, Toy Insider, and Learning Magazine, as well as awards and honors from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, National Parenting Publications of America, Mom’s Choice, National Parenting Center, Parents Choice, Dr. Toy, and Able Play’s Special Needs Approval.