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GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROCKET AND ROVER GIVEAWAY

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GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROCKET SET
GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROCKET SET

We’ve never played with Geomag before and it’s fair to say that the boys’ minds were boggled when the sets arrived. The boxes were pretty weighty for their size and they had no idea what was awaiting them inside.

For those of you who haven’t played with GeoMag before, inside each set are all these little magnetic poles and ball bearings, and in the sets we have, some plastic panels, cardboard pieces – and a set of plastic wheels.

ENDORSED BY NASA

The two sets we received are Special Edition Geomag sets, endorsed by NASA and celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific construction projects ever, the first manned lunar landing. They’re both very exciting and the boxes are very impressive looking, especially for enthusiasts.

GEOMAG: LEARNING ABOUT MAGNETISM

Before we started building the sets, the boys had all of the pieces out and were experimenting with attracting and repelling different pieces with the magnets and creating their own things. There’s a huge scope for free play even without the instructions – and that’s what we love most about the Swiss made Geomag sets. They’re more than the shape the set is packaged to make and they can obviously also be combined which is brilliant.

GEOMAG NASA ROCKET BOX

GEOMAG QUALITY

The pieces are well made and so long as you have children who understand that ball bearings [or anything really] should never, EVER be put in your mouth – or up your nose [I’m going to add that in for children like my sister who shoved everything up her own snout] then it’s huge fun all round.

APOLLO 11

So we [the royal we, I was making a cup of tea] set out first to construct Apollo 11 from the 84 Geomag pieces in the set, which are made up of red, blue and grey magnetic bars, specially designed rectangular and triangular panels. We emptied them out onto the table and I left the boys and Gav to it, and came back to a fully constructed rocket.

GEOMAG NASA ROCKET STEM TOY

GEOMAG NASA ROCKET INSTRUCTIONS

The only complaint we had, if it’s for ages 5 and up and you’re following the instructions, is that it’s a bit confusing colour wise. In the rocket set, there are 12 red, 12 blue, and 6 grey poles in our pack. When it comes to building, the diagram shows there being 6 blue and 12 grey poles in action – which isn’t possible and leads to a fair amount of squabbling when there are three boys trying to follow instructions.

GEOMAG LANDING ON THE MOON WITH NASA

TAKE OFF…AND LANDING

Although we love the set and the fun the boys have in constructing with it, playing with the Rocket afterwards was a little difficult. The main body of the rocket is pretty sturdy, but the rocket once lifted didn’t land very successfully without the legs swivelling and falling off, and the panels popping out. It makes a beautiful model for NASA fans but it’s not a play-thing for five year olds in its built state.

GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROVER

GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROVER STEM TOY

The second set we received was the NASA Rover. Inside are 52 Geomag pieces, which includes the same shade of red and grey magnetic bars along with some specially designed plastic panels and wheels, and little cardboard pieces. Again I left them to it as they followed the instructions on the reverse of the box.

Again, the toy was very easy to construct with the instructions [apparently, I had no part in it, but Gav is very blunt so I’ll believe him] but lifting the Rover up to play was different. I moved it to take a photograph and ended up ruining their construction and in the bad books. It does roll about brilliantly though.

SPEAKING OF BOXES

GEOMAG NASA ROVER BOX

Inside each Geomag box is a little polystyrene pencil case shaped box, which is for storing the rods and ball bearings in. This is something we aren’t keen on for obvious environmental reasons – but not only because of this, but the little cases don’t actually fit everything in and so you’ll need to find somewhere to store everything together once you’ve opened the set.

GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROVER SET
GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROVER SET

We’ve had enormous fun with the Geomag sets – more so with free play as out boys were keen to see what else they could build with the pieces – but then that’s exactly what Geomag had in mind when they built their brand. STEM learning through play – and they do it brilliantly.

Geomag have given us a Rocket and Rover set to give away to one lucky person – you can enter here! Good luck! As usual terms and conditions are here:

WIN GEOMAG SPECIAL EDITION NASA ROVER SET

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29 Comments

  1. I would love to win this for my granddaughters. I was always given dolls and would have loved something like this.

  2. We have a Geomag set and my grandchildren enjoy it enormously. This would be a lovely addition. The more pieces you have the greater your creation can be.

  3. Yes really love GEOMAG. I brought my son’s set into school for my math’s group to use when exploring 3D shapes. It is an amazing toy.

  4. I loved my construction set 65 years ago, our grandson loves fiddling with things and has a simple magnetic toy at our house, so this would be the next step for him.

  5. No, but my son has seen a few adverts recently and is nagging to get some. He especially likes the look of the NASA rocket!

  6. Geomag wasn’t around when my kids were young, so we’ve never used it. However, I think my granddaughter would enjoy this toy.

  7. Not to my knowledge Sophie hasn’t played Geomag before but she has a very keen interest to space & building.

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