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My Little Architect magnetic tiles set (priced $39.95 on Amazon) has 60 pieces (colored purple, yellow, red, green, and blue) in a variety of shapes.
Appearance: The tiles are level and smooth on the outside, and made with high grade ABS that is BPA-free and Phthalate-free. There are metal grommets/rivets and inside lattices in this tiles for added stability and strength. I should note the the large tiles in this set have only one set of cross stabilizers. See below.
Magnetic Strength: I would have liked stronger magnets. But my kids didn't mention it, so the magnetic strength of these tiles didn't interfere with my kids creating all sorts of fun things. See below for specific magnetic strength test results.
Safety: Conforms to applicable tests, like the EN71 and ASTM F963.
Company: As you have probably gathered from my other reviews, quality products and stellar customer service go hand in hand. The folks behind My Little Architect are dedicated to safety, durability, and good customer service. They have been responsive and courteous in all our interactions. Their tiles come with:
- 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- 1-year factory warranty
My kids had a blast creating structures with this My Little Architect set.
If you have more than one child, you will want more than 60 tiles. You should aim to have 60-80 tiles per child. I recommend supplementing this set with another specialty set that features some of your child's favorite pieces. For us, it is Shape Mags tunnels. The more tiles you have per child, the less arguing over pieces there will be. Also, divide the tiles by color and let each child play with that color to cut back even further on fights.
At our house, whenever we play with magnetic tiles, we have a saying that we sing multiple times per playing session. Sung to the tune of "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain", it goes like this:
What about you? Do you have a favorite brand of magnetic tiles or one that interests you? Tell us in the comments below.