Kids, large and small enjoy blocks. Building “stuff” is an ageless tradition and it helps kids with hand and eye coordination, it helps with their social skills (playing with friends) and it helps with their imaginations. Brackets Building Blocks are the next generation of blocks that will have your kids building for hours.
“Unique, connect-anywhere Brackitz attach to traditional planks at any point, any angle, enabling builders to design any structure they can imagine. Seriously. Anything! From simple to complex, small scale to larger-than-life, gravity-defying, 3D structures, Brackitz award-winning family of construction toys puts real-life art, math, science, architectural, and engineering principles into play.”
Brackitz building blocks were delivered to my home recently. My son, who is eleven, decided that he HAD to play with them immediately. It just so happened that his friend came over that day and the two of them giggled, laughed, played and built “STUFF.” These two boys live for their video games, but on this day, they played until his parents came to get him.
These blocks have impressed me. They inspire creativity, which is never a bad thing. With Brackitz, the builder needs to connect each block with a connector. The connectors are neat because they are versatile. They can connect to other connectors or the blocks. The options are endless with these building blocks.
When I ordered the Brackitz, I asked my Bud which kit he’d like. He chose the colorful airplane kit, otherwise known as the Inventor 28 piece set. He liked the hot colors. They really caught his eye. He says that they are bigger than the traditional connecting blocks. He says that they are easier to put together, too. Because they are bigger, they fit really well in his hands and (according to him) “you won’t step on them because you can see them.”
The boys immediately started building. They knew exactly what they wanted. GUNS. I know it’s not politically correct to let your kids play fight or play with “play” guns, but it’s written in my kid’s DNA. He’s a cute country boy that likes to hunt. Both boys (our friends are life long military, so Bud’s friend knows about them too) made their version of zombie killing guns.
Bud says that he wished he had more ALREADY! He says that he likes that he can make TONS of different things with Brackitz, like his airplane, which he took apart before I could take a picture, to build a scorpion. “These things are AMAZING!” he says. Of course, he didn’t follow directions and made his own. But, that’s my point. Builders can make whatever they want and it looks cool.
For more information on Brackitz Building Blocks, check out their website, airplane kit for all the kits they offer. And, just because it’s in a kit, it doesn’t mean that your child (or wife/husband) has to build whatever is on the front of the box. There are endless possibilities.