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@The NYC Toy fair 2008 there were a few magnet-blocks, but I liked Magformers the most. There are strong magnets on each side of the shapes, they magnets can move freely inside their container so you can make 3-D structures by arranging them on a flat surface and then “lifting” them up to form a 3D shape like a sphere.


  • Magnetcity – Link.
  • More photos of Magformers @ Flickr – Link.
  • Giant set of NYC Toy fair 2008 photos @ Flickr – Link.
  • MAKE’s coverage of the NYC Toy Faire 2008 in one place! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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