On the Tegu website they quote the proverb: “Do not make something unless it is both necessary & useful; but if it is both, do not hesitate to make it beautiful." This sums up the Tegu Magnetic blocks perfectly. This is such an entertaining toy that is very stimulating for young children and also great to look at.
We were sent a 14-piece set by Firebox to review and were instantly impressed. It's one of those toys where even the packaging is interesting and appealing (for adults) and if you have a look on the manufacturer's website you can see that it's a really ethical company too.
When we unpacked the wooden blocks, they were immediately seized by small hands and the children were fascinated by the chunky wooden blocks that were able to stick together (as if by magic - if you are a child) and some fun creations were instantly put together. The 14-piece set is priced around £29.99 but you could also choose a 24-piece set for £49.99 or a bumper 42-piece set for £89.99 (we would LOVE to get our hands on this!)
Packaging illustrations give you some ideas for things that you can create but really the best thing about this toy is the open-ended play possibilities and we found that both adults and children were unable to resist picking up the blocks and sticking them together in various ways. The wood also feels gorgeous in your hands - it's soft and solid, yet not too heavy for smaller children to handle.
We love finding a classic toy with an innovative new twist. It's hard to imagine that the age-old favourite wooden building blocks could be improved on, but we think that Tegu has actually achieved this remarkable feat and we are delighted to recommend this as Toy of the Week.
* We received a 14-piece Tegu Magnetic Block set for the purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% honest and our own. *