November 21, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 21 - Bucky Balls Review

I've always been a sucker for things like desk toys. So, when we were walking through the mall and saw a kiosk with several for sale I just had to stop. My attention immediately went to this cube looking thingy made of little magnets.

There was one open for examination so I took a closer look. I only had a few minutes, but I was hooked.

Basically, Buckyballs are a bunch of spherical magnets. That may not sound like much, but I promise that they won't let you down. There's something about magnets that is almost magical anyway, but having a collection of them that all react together is a lot of fun. They come in a cube and the first thing you want to do is smash it. That's just what I did and then I started trying to make things.

There are so many different designs and shapes that you can make with them that you can always be trying something new.   Buckyballs make great 3-dimensional objects!

I also mistakenly thought that when I was done playing I could easily put it back into its original cube shape. It turns out that some of the shapes are very difficult to create!

To Buy - This is a perfect gift for coworkers or any man in your life!

To Not Buy - The only potential problem is that this is not a toy for kids. The little magnets can be very harmful if swallowed.