Fun with Magformers

This is a Cuboctahedron. Ummm What ? Did you say that right? I didn’t! A cuboctahedron is a polyhedron with 8 triangular faces & 6 square faces. I made it with the 30 piece Magformers set. I was introduced to the Magformers set by a friend who gave this as a gift to my 3 year old son. As soon as he laid his hands on the box he was mesmerized by the bright colors and variety of shapes. As a parent I was super reluctant to open another box of toy for him, but boy I was wrong! The model booklet helps you to build different shapes. The pieces are magnetic so they stick to each other and is really fun for the child. Within a few days of playing with it my son knew the names of new shapes and how to build them. I was surprised at the amount of interest he developed in it. It is a good gift for a child or even adults who love to tinker.

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