This 42 piece SmartMax Basic 42 set (also known as SmartMax Start XL) is an excellent way for children to develop their hand-eye coordination, colour recognition and logical thinking skills whilst safely having fun with a magnetic set.
The Basic 42 set includes 18 medium bars, 12 long bars, 12 metal balls and a guide to help children get started before their imagination takes over.
The bars are cleverly colour coded, with cold colours having their north poles directed outwards whereas the warm colours have their south pole directed outwards. This means cold and warm coloured bars will connect together (as unlike poles attract) but other combinations will repel.
The long bars can also lift more weight or make stronger connections as the magnets in them are stronger than the magnets in the smaller bars.
SmartMax sets are all compatible with each other and have been designed with young children in mind, resulting in oversized and easy to handle pieces with no parts smaller than 3 cm. Smartmax complies with ASTM F963 and EN71 safety requirements. The parts are all glued and ultrasonicly welded together, making them very strong and virtually unbreakable by children.
Approximate box dimensions: 57cm x 35cm x 6cm. Suitable for children aged 12+ months.