By Donna ParisOct 12, 2018
Best forKids ages 8 and up who are interested in building and electronics
Top BenefitsTeaches kids about circuitry and how to read schematics and blueprints, endless building potential
ConsiderationsIncludes sounds (non-adjustable) and lights, requires 3 AA batteries
Bottom lineBridging science and creativity, Snap Circuits Bric: Structures challenges your kid to incorporate electronic components in the structures they build.
Imagine this: Your child builds something with interlocking building bricks, then energizes it with electricity. Wait, what?! It’s true. Snap Circuits Bric: Structures takes a simple childhood staple and pumps up the wow factor by mounting circuits onto ordinary bricks. The kit includes 26 intricate projects to build, giving this toy great longevity and entertainment value. We also liked the extra tidbits of learning information provided by the circuit character, Snappy. This super educational toy is a fun and creative way to encourage STEM skills and problem solving: your kids will have to really concentrate to get circuit pieces facing the correct way and each component in the right spot. While we found the finished projects themselves on the delicate side, it’s more about the build than the final toy. Plus, the high-quality materials in the component pieces make for a durable toy that can passed along to siblings or friends’ kids.
This toy can be played with for many more hours and years in our house. With so many levels to complete, and the opportunity to come up with your own designs, it offers a lot." —Jasmine, mom of two