Introducing Space Chips by Monkey Business Sports! They are a new construction toy which will inspire creativity in your kids. But watch out, they are addictive and we bet you can’t build just one. We sure couldn’t!
“I had in mind to make them thin and light, like potato chips,” said inventor Dick Esterle, who partnered with Monkey Business Sports to bring his construction toy to market. “There are so many construction toys that involve parts and then connectors, and I wanted these to be simple and one piece to connect to each other,” said Esterle, who was a practicing New York City architect for 20 years.
We loved the simplicty and our toy tester enjoyed building all kinds of different creations. Watch our video where Julie talks about the product and our toy tester demos it.
Based on the ancient Greek concept of “hedrons” (that’s a fancy word for a 3-D shape with sides), Monkey Business Sports has developed a construction set filled with lots of colorful, interlocking chips which can be snapped together to form “Drons™”. Even more fun, you can combine Drons to form even more intricate 3-dimensional shapes. To mathematicians these are called “polyhedrons” (shapes with many sides). To regular folk, they’re called really cool shapes! But to the kids who play with Monkey Business Sports’ Space Chips, they’re simply called “really cool Combo-Drons.™”
Of course, because there are endless possibilities to what kids can dream up, they can express themselves by making their own amazing, colorful designs. The company’s website, www.MonkeyBusinessSports.com, has a section where Space Chippers can upload photos of their original designs, and see those of others to get ideas for new things to build.
For kids, Space Chips will develop their imagination, fine motor-skills and creativity. Parents will delight in seeing the shapes and creations their kids come up with using Space Chips.
Here’s the first Space Chips set, available now:
Space Chips – The First Five Drons
Each set comes with 50 Space Chips inside. Any Space Chip snaps into any other Space Chip. Simple instructions show how to build “The First Five Drons”: A Tetrahedron (4-sides), a Hexahedron (6-sides), an Octahedron (8-sides), a Dodecahedron (12-sides) and an Icosahedron (20-sides). After that kids can learn to build Combo-Drons like The Squircle, The Hoagie, The World Cup Ball, Waddles the Penguin and more. The instruction sheet can also be used as a fun coloring book! Space Chips are recommended for children ages 6 & up and have a retail price of $15.00.
More Space Chips Sets Coming Soon!
Space Chips – Space Ship
Each set comes with 22 Space Chips. In addition to letting kids build three awesome Drons, this set comes with instructions on how to build an amazing, glow-in-the-dark Space Ship which can be thrown back and forth. After that, kids can morph the Flying Saucer into Squats the Alien. Space Chips Space Ship set is recommended for children ages 4 & up and will be available in early 2011.