Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: MindWare Structures 200 Plank Set – Review (And a Giveaway)

Are you looking for a great brain stimulating toy for a child on your holiday list this year? Well I would like to introduce you to this wonderful company Mindware. Here is a little info about Mindware from the website:

 MindWare is an innovative company dedicated to creating “Brainy Toys for Kids of All Ages.” Our unique brainteasers, puzzles, books and games engage, entertain and educate. In order to carry the MindWare label, each product is developed with specific attention to educational content, material quality and fun! Many of our products have won awards from prestigious organizations including Parents’ Choice, Major Fun, Mensa, Dr. Toy, Creative Child Magazine, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.

There are so many items I love from the site, here are a few of my favorites:

 Friendship Bracelet Maker

My Chocolate Workshop


MindWare's Most Awarded Game Of All Time

I was very fortunate to be able to review a MindWare Structures 200 Plank Set:
 No glue or connectors required...simply stack wood planks to create buildings, monuments and geometric forms. It’s the ideal activity to help kids gain an understanding of balance and proportion, as well as an interest in architecture, building and design. A 24-page, full-color idea booklet with build-out instructions is also included.

Recommended Ages:
Ages 7 and up


My Review: 

My daughter loves to build things she’s like a junior architect, a little I. M. Pei/George Costanza. I couldn’t wait to see what she could construct with a 200 plank structure set from Mindware.

These planks are amazing; all they require is your child’s imagination. There is no need for glue or and special connectors, just stack them up and build. They’ve been keeping my daughter occupied and quiet since we gave them to her and that’s no small feat! She’s made buildings, a bridge for her toy cars and a large spiral staircase the designs are limitless. 

And one of the nice things if you don’t like where you placed a stick you can just simply move it, unlike Legos which can be a pain in the butt to remove once it’s been locked into another brick. If your child likes to build and someday has aspirations of someday being an architect or lying about being one get them Structures to get them started on either path.

With the holidays in a few weeks, why not pick up a great toy from MindWare for that special person on your holiday list this year? You will get a quality educational toy that they will love.

The great folks at MindWare are offering one of my readers a chance to win a  Structures 200 Plank Set (ARV $50.00) . To enter please visit take a look around, then come back here and let me know your favorite item(s). There are also other ways to win. Please enter below.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a set to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


abfantom said...

My daughter would love the Laser Pegs

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Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Rainbow LED Ant Farm.


monte said...

Laser Pegs are really neat

Hoa said...

I like the LineUp : The Memory Crime Game with a Sneaky Selection of Suspects.


Jody Sisson said...

My favorite is the Remote-Control Machines.
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lisamataylor said...

I like the Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker
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Unknown said...

I like the Contraptions Catapult

Kathy P said...

i like Forbidden Island
The Sink or Swim Game of Strategy

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I think their Physics Workshop kit is great for kids

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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite is the Marble Mania Mega Construction Set.


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