Clixo Building Blocks Combine Origami With Magnets

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 8:38 am

Littles can use their imagination to build different shapes.

Toyish Labs launched a new toy line called Clixo, which combines the “folding” idea of origami with magnets to create a unique kind of building block.

Clixo pieces are flat and are made of a flexible “reinforced paper” material that can be curved and manipulated repeatedly. There’s at least one magnet on each piece, which allows kids to connect pieces together to create larger shapes.

To help kids get started, the Clixo website features a variety of example projects and tutorial videos that littles can follow along with. For instance, they can create something as simple as a ball, or something as intricate as a puppy.

In a press release, Assaf Eshet, founder and CEO of Toyish Labs, commented on Clixo:

“Toys need just enough structure to help spark creativity, but not so much as to control it. Clixo isn’t built to collect dust on a shelf. It’s designed to be put together and then immediately be taken apart and rebuilt to form something new. That’s what the real process of creativity is like, and where research suggests we do our best learning.”

Clixo pieces are available in three different packs:

  • Itsy Pack ($29.99) – 18 pieces in six shapes (available in three color themes)
  • Crew Pack ($44.99) – 28 pieces in seven shapes, plus two spinners (available in three color themes)
  • Rainbow Pack ($59.99) – 39 pieces in seven shapes, plus three spinners (pieces come in every available color)

Finally, Toyish Labs also sells an Itsy Triple Bundle for $74.99, which includes three Isty Packs — one of each color theme.

To learn more about Clixo, head over to the Clixo website.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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