Did your teens love to play with building blocks and Legos when they were younger? Did you love building with them? Just as you can continue to put together jigsaw puzzles throughout your life, there is no reason you can’t continue to build. All you need is the right kind of building blocks. Now you have them. Nanoblocks are made for teenagers and adults.
Nanoblocks were developed in Tokyo, and are the world’s smallest toy building blocks. As they say, “The bigger you get, the smaller your blocks should be“. The Ohio Art Company, manufacturers of the pop culture classic toy, the Etch A Sketch are the exclusive U.S. distributors for nanoblocks, which are now sold at Toys R Us, Amazon.com and specialty stores all over.
There are two different series of nanoblocks:
- Mini Series – Smaller sets, featuring animals, such as a tree frog and a giant panda
- Sites to See Series – (My favorites) – Many famous sites from all over the world, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island and Neuschwanstein Castle.
I received samples of the tree frog and the Eiffel Tower to review. I came home and my 22 year old son couldn’t wait to build them (see picture above for finished product). The blocks are so small, they do not appear child like at all. You really feel like you are creating something, not like you are playing. Now that he built these two smaller sets, I am definitely going to have to buy him one of the large sets for the holidays.
Nanoblocks has already won many awards, including Best construction toy of the year. It is a fantastic idea and I hope it catches on everywhere. Why should we have to stop creating and building when we grow up. We don’t stop playing video games. Why not keep this skill alive also. I highly recommend nanoblocks for all teenagers and adults. I would only recommend nanoblocks for tweens if they are patient and have good dexterity. The blocks are tiny!