What is it
You can build and transform with this new vehicle set from Magformers featuring special adjustable in-line wheels. Kids can make cars, bikes, SUVs and trucks – or ‘fold’ the new in-line wheel piece to make robot arms. The wheel height can also be altered, depending on the vehicle being built – to suit a buggy, low-profile racer or monster truck.
This creative magnetic construction set comes with 15 magnetic Magformers shapes and the construction possibilities are endless. Loads of different vehicles can be made, plus children can make 2D and 3D geometric structures too, learning as they play.
With playsheet guides, it’s a genuine educational toy too, teaching 2D and 3D geometry.
– Contains 8 magnetic triangles, 6 magnetic squares, 1 magnetic rectangle (double square).
– Includes double wheels and transforming (folding) wheels.
– Model building guide and 2D playsheet guides included.
– Makes 30 different models.
What our team of testers said
"We can do all things in the book and then we can do our own things" - Boy aged 4
"Let's make a robot, that can be a robot and a car and transform" - Boy aged 6
- Develops logical thinking and problem solving
- Promotes curiosity and creativity
- Teaches children to follow instructions
What our experts think
The Magformers Transform Wheel set is great for teaching children about 2D and 3D shapes, as they learn how to use them in their construction of working models. Our testers enjoyed looking through the booklet provided and deciding on what to build but also loved using their imaginations to create their own constructions. Our testers also enjoyed playing with the wheels, turning their car to a bike to a robot.
While a little adult help was needed initially by our younger testers with the placement of pieces, they were soon able to do it on their own and enjoyed making various 2D and 3D shapes. Sets like this are fantastic for learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as the opportunity to create imaginatively with the different pieces and magnets develops a sense of space and understanding of how things join together.
- RRP: £24.99
- Brands: Magformers
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Construction toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world