Review: Brackitz Allows Architectural Feats With Wooden Blocks

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Brackitz-MainBrackitz is a new building block line of toys that allows children to take block building to a whole new level. Brackitz is labeled as being appropriate for ages 3 – 103 and helps kids begin to learn about engineering and architecture.

Wooden blocks and four types of connectors. Photo by Will James.

Brackitz come in three set sizes–Creator (50 pieces), Architect (100 pieces), and Master (200 pieces). Each set includes wooden blocks that flat rectangles and two different connectors in four different colors–blue and orange 90 degree connectors and red and green 120 degree connectors.

These make all real-life objects appear 3-D. Photo by Will James.

Brackitz are very simple in that the blocks and connectors can hook together in many different combinations, but the variety of connections allows for imaginations to run wild with building things. It’s easy to quickly build small things, like these “glasses.” We also built a couple of small space fighters–unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of those before they all crashed and got torn apart!

Building is easy even for an almost 3-year-old. Photo by Will James.

Although my son is not quite yet three years-old, with a little extra effort even he was able to start building stuff with the set. I imagine that as they get played with, sliding the wood pieces in and out of the connectors will get even easier. Together we were able to pretty quickly build pretty complicated structures.

My son’s favorite part about this set is probably dumping all the pieces all over the floor, but he grabs up the pieces and starts building stuff right away. When his oma came to visit yesterday, the first thing he wanted to do was show off his Brackitz. They are definitely a winner in our house and are a great alternative to block building that allows for a lot more creativity.

Note: I received a sample Master set for review purposes but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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