Disclosure- We received 2 nanoblocks sets to facilitate our review. All opinions are 100% our own.
Created by the same company that brought you the Etch-A-Sketch, Nanoblock is a micro-sized building block system. It’s smallest piece is just a mere 4mmX4mmX5mm. Challenge your kids big with tiny little building blocks! Nanoblock offers a huge selection of different sets in different sizes, each designed for children age 8 and above. They have something for everyone, even Hello Kitty (which are adorable)!
How cute is the little boat?!?!?
We were given a Shark and the Tower Bridge to check out. Each design has a level from 1 to 5 for difficulty. Both of these were a 3. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and have a good flow. I did have to help my girls put these together, but that was fine with me. I enjoyed some quiet time with them while doing something that gave them a challenge to focus on. They look like other plastic building bricks but they are much smaller. The recommend age is 8+. My girls (8 and 10) both needed my help with these and we even had to ask Daddy for help on one part, but it is a great family activity. My girls have been able to complete level 1 and level 2 projects on their own and I am sure with a little more practice they’ll be completing these higher level projects on their own, too.
I’m a big supporter of building blocks because of the hand-eye coordinating. It’s so good for kids to follow instructions, plus some math skills are gained. Each model is super detailed and just the right size to keep on display like on a nightstand or dresser. My kids were proud of their work and wanted to show them off. If you have been looking for a new hobby for your kids that will keep them busy and learning, nanoblocks is the way to go. I saw a huge selection at both Target and Barnes & Nobles. These would make a super cute stocking stuffer idea. I think your kids will love building them as much as mine did.
The shark’s fins, tail, and bottom jaw all move!