Because Hogwarts castle looms so large in the imagination of fans all over the world, we made the new Building Cards set bigger than its predescessors and packaged it with over 275 cards.
Sturdy slot-to-slot construction means there is no need for glue or nails and the cards can be taken apart and reassembled over and over again. The instructions feature assembly hints, step-by-step illustrations and directions so simple even a Muggle could follow them.
Also comes with a custom-molded Harry Potter figurine.
What a SERIOUSLY COOL idea! Ever since my son started to get into his building toys, like Lego and K'Nex, it has been great plonking down on the floor with his surrounded by all the blocks, creating marvels of imagination that defy his age. Then when the latest Harry Potter movie came out, I thought it would be awesome to get him into playing with these, to see how he would cope with something a little more tricky and delicate.
He took to these like a duck to water! Pretty soon, he was ignoring the comprehensive instruction-&-ideas book and building all sorts of single-, double-, and even triple-part buildings, and after a bit of thought, even started to assemble those into an overal structure that rivalled the movie version of Hogwarts for surrealism. It actually reminded me more of the Unseen University from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of books. Being a TP fan from years back, I thought that was really cool, and after the little fellow had gotten tired beyond his limits and had started snoring, I had a bit of youthful fun and built my rendition of UU for a laugh.
The cards are a lot more sturdy than they look, but as my little man found out the hard way, you can break them if you aren't careful. Overall, a most excellent gimmick, toy and brain-stimulator.
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