Magformers (Toy Review)

It was Albert Einstein who once said, “Play is the highest form of research.” As a mom I’ve always believed that learning through play is important, which is why I can’t wait to share more about Magformers with you.


Magformers are a magnetic building toy that gives your child the opportunity to enjoy fun, educational play. They are a fantastic construction toy that are designed for both boys and girls two years and older that encourage children to build their own magnetic 3D structures.

Each Magformers set includes colourful, magnetic plastic shapes that your child can build into different forms and objects. This open-ended toy inspires children to use their imagination, but there are also ideas on different models you can build to help spark their creativity.


Magformers offers endless building possibilities, and the different sets are all compatible and can be joined together for even more building fun. Even though your children won’t know it, while playing with Magformers they will also be promoting fine motor control, hand-eye co-ordination, spatial planning and imaginative play.

Magformers are guaranteed to provide hours of imaginative fun. They’re easy for even little hands to use and the shapes snap together easily as the magnets always attract. They can help your child learn about shapes (triangles, circles, squares, prisms, pentagons and cubes) and colours. As a bonus they are even easy to pack away because the magnetic power makes them simple to stack and store!


It’s interesting to see how my children played with the Magformers differently. Amy, who is a creative soul, enjoyed building her own designs, but for Ethan, who is mechanically minded, he would rather get stuck in and follow the instructions to build what’s shown in the booklet. I loved seeing how Magformers can inspire individual children to be creative in different ways, giving them the freedom to be themselves but also encouraging them to embrace other ways to play and learn.


The Basic Plus 30 set is a fantastic place to start your collection and I was impressed at the number of designs given in the idea booklet with diagrams showing you how to build different models.  This will keep the kids busy for quite some time, and that’s not even including all the creative things that your children can build with their imagination. We have had submarines, spaceships and even telescopes being brought to life through the power of their imagination and Magformers!

The Space WOW Set really blew me away with the options – this play and learn activity pack includes instruction sheets to build 20 models, 9 puzzle cards as well as 7 planar figures, all space themed of course. I delighted in watching my kids build the fun models, work on the puzzles and create 3D shapes using the Magformers. They loved the variety introduced with the wheels, antenna, and astronaut square in this set.

The Cube House Sets will add another dimension of fun to your child’s Magformers playtime. The little penguin figure, trike, table and fish block add a cute new option for your child to add accessories to their creations. My kids adored being able to change the figure’s hat with the bear hat. The Frog set includes a little frog figure, chair, elephant slide and frog block with the option to change to a seal hat.

After spending hours of fun playing with our new Magformers sets I can truly say that this is magnetic magic at its finest. These would make a fantastic addition to your child’s toy collection, they’re a must if you’d like to inspire creative play and encourage educational fun, and a great idea for birthday and Christmas!

If you have a younger child the Cube House Sets would be the place to start, I think the accessories will be a big hit. The Space WOW set is perfect for the slightly older kids who will enjoy the challenge offered by the included ideas. But just know that no matter what set you get it will grow with your child and they will find new more exciting ways to enjoy Magformers each time they play.

Magformers basic sets and playsets are available from Takealot, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys, C.N.A. and Everyshop.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however, the views and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Johanet October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Oh wow these look really cool. Definitely going on the Christmas list for this year

    • Reply Lisa Trollip October 25, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Very fun and keeps the kids entertained for ages!

  • Reply Lauren October 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    These look awesome! Always looking for open- ended play options.

    • Reply Lisa Trollip October 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

      Hours of fun, and such incredible options with all of the sets available too!

  • Reply Lameez November 5, 2021 at 11:07 am

    My girls will learn and be creative too will all the shapes to explore with so much fun

    • Reply Lisa Trollip November 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

      Lots of creative fun to be had, and so many different shapes to explore!

    Leave a Reply