Monday, 15 December 2014

Nanoblock Review - The Alternative Construction Toy

Both my older boys are Lego mad. They have boxes upon boxes of them in their bedroom and play with them so much that I`d say that they are qualified construction workers by now!!

When I was offered to review the alternative construction block toy to Lego - Nanoblocks -  I was intrigued to see what the boys thought of them.

Nanoblocks have been around since 2008 but to be honest I hadn`t heard of them before. They have taken Japan by storm and are featured in some of the biggest department and toy stores throughout Japan.

The main distributor of Nanoblocks in the UK is Marbel, check out the whole range available HERE

At just 1/8th the size of standard construction blocks, the things that you can create with Nanoblocks are so intricate seeing is definitely believing.

The amount of Nanoblock`s in each construction set varies between 80 for the miniature sets to 6000 for the ultimate in Nanoblock creations - the Behemoth!! Prices range from £4.99 - £199.99.

We were sent the Statue of Liberty set to test out.

All I can say is WOW, these pieces ate TINY!! I`ve taken a photo next to a one pence piece to get a perspective of just how small they are.

Alfie and I sat down and laid everything out that we received on the table. Straight away I realised that even though at 7 1/2 years old and an avid Lego constructor that he was going to struggle. The pieces are just so tiny that he found it hard to hold them and press together, also the instructions were very complicated for him to understand.

If you have an older child; I say 10 years plus than this toy is absolutely amazing and will keep them entertained for hours. In the end Alfie gave up and I was left to keep building, it took me a good 2 hours to complete from start to finish. I cant imagine how long it would take to do the Behemoth, the ultimate in Nanoblocks!!

I have to say that I am very proud of my creation and wouldn`t mind if I was to get another set for Christmas...hint, hint hubby!!

 I received this kit free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Family Fever


  1. I've seen this at the Toy Fair and thought they looked fab, but as you say definitely for older children and most certainly for Mums!

  2. Wow they are tiny! Well done your Statue of Liberty looks great

  3. Ohh I haven't seen these before....It looks like a lot of fun x

  4. Oh my goodness they really are small aren't they! I'm not sure I'd be able to let them in my house at the moment, whilst Ben would love them I think the girls are just too young for such teeny pieces!
    Thanks for linking up with this week. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

  5. Oh my son is lego mad and I saw these but wasn't sire that he'd think of them. Good to see they're just as good! x x

  6. I've never hear of these blocks before... My little one is only 16 months, so we won't be getting anything like this for a while!
    The end result looks great!

  7. Hi,

    Nice nanoblock over here. Have you bought the effiel tower nanoblock? it's our favorite. :)