Hotz Framework3 years to 99 years
This is a fantastically clever and cool block set from German brand Formknall who have now added a printed front to the classic Hotz block.
18 precision cut hardwood blocks have a unique 'hex' shape that use opposing sideways forces to create structure. The blocks can be stacked vertically or at angles. Invert blocks to create tight 'locks' and keystones.
The linear print allows you to create 'paths' across your construction. The blocks have different designs on them. Make them join, or not; make symmetrical or asymmetrical constructions; create patterns or random art.
Box included: unlike the other Hotz sets, Framework DOES come in the wooden storage box for the price.
Hotz Framework can be used by children as young as 3 years old right up to teenagers learning architectural principles. Use Hotz for pattern work on table tops, creating on edge 3D structures or even on there side for towers to test load balancing.
The quality finish of each beech Hotz is typically German. They are beautiful in their own right and very tactile.
As well as the wonderful creative and scientific values of Hotz the design team behind this great toy has a worth environmental story with all the wood coming from a sustainable source in their own managed forests.
- Value for all ages.
- Long lifespan toy.
- Creative and scientific learning.
- Lovely decor piece.
- Unique gift.
- Blocks overall:
- 58 x 38mm
- Wooden box:
- 17 x 19 x 9cm
- 18 blocks in natural beech
Why we love this toy:
A smart toy but also a decorative piece