My kids have loved this set! Not only do they enjoy building all the ice creams but it also sparked some imaginary play which kept them busy for a long time! Thanks LaQ! We love this set!
Bought this for birthday present for a friend’s daughter and got a smaller flower bouquet LaQ for my own child. Easy to click on the pieces and no sharp edges like lego. Good educational toy
Delivery from smartypants toys was quick.
Hamacron Constructor JET FIGHTER - 5 Models, 190 Pieces
This kit is such a fun one. We love that it has 6 different models to make. The kit is easy to use. My 7 year old can easily read and follow the instructions. Highly recommend
(1) This set includes 310 pieces, 10 special Hamacron parts (wheels and shafts), and a step-by-step guide to build 4 cool models - Lapis (a medium size robot that can strike up impressive poses), a Mini Robot, a Falcon and a Jet Plane. We love how LaQ uses clever connecting techniques and Hamacron parts to create spectacular, flexible movements with articulated joints and various moveable parts. Lapis can bend its knees, spin its neck, rotate its waist, move its arms, and do all sorts of splits and Tai-Chi lookalike poses. The mini robot is cute as a button - I love that its legs can easily extend, and how it can flexibly turn its head and raise both its hands. The falcon is a simple model that can nod its beak and lift up its wings. The jet plane has rollable wheels and the colour combination is absolutely eye-catching. Lapis is definitely a must-have for all robot enthusiasts.
(2) In term of building difficulty, I would classify this set as “easy to intermediate” level. The Lapis model is probably slightly challenging for beginners, but it’s not overly complex. The other 3 models are relatively straightforward, and should be quite simple once you get familiar with the 7 essential parts of LaQ.
(3) Like all LaQ sets, the pieces and parts contained in this kit are interchangeable and compatible with other LaQ sets. LaQ is mainly made up of 7 types of block / connecting parts (square, triangle and 5 kinds of connectors) that can be clicked together with an audible snap. The greatest thing about having expanded collection of LaQ pieces: you get to build all the models and placed them side-by-side with each other, without the need to dismantle any before starting a new one. I think LaQ is a fantastic investment!
Insect World KING BEETLE - 7 Models, 320 Pieces
Great quality set to add to collection. Instructions are very easy to follow, my 4-year-old can build all the models on his own.
I bought 4 sets of LaQ last Christmas (HAMACRON CONSTRUCTOR FIRE STATION, POWER SHOVEL, DINOSAUR WORLD STEGOSAURUS, DINO KINGDOM). My 7-year-old and 4-year-old were playing with these toys every single day for the whole year. The pieces are smooth and colourful, really good quality, very easy to click on or dismantle. My boys have fun following the instructions to build all different models and they also enjoy building anything out of their wild imagination. So, I bought 2 more sets for this Christmas. This is another great set. Lots of pieces to build so many different models. They like to take the models built with glowing pieces to bed and appreciate it in the dark. Overall, I am glad to find this toy and very happy with the purchase.
Ordered this from.the uk to go to Perth WA .. Excellent service from this company abd arrived in No time I will be ordering again .. Thank you
“Mummy, if there is a “LaQ Masters” competition (you know, something like the Lego Masters we watched on TV), can you be my teammate?” ❤️❤️❤️ That’s one of the sweet little things the boy said to me recently!
Why I love ❤️ this set: (1) For those who have never heard of LaQ, it is an innovative made-in-Japan construction toy with 2 major base parts (square and triangle) which can be attached using 5 types of connectors to give the structure different forms and shapes. Combined with its special Hamacron parts, we get the most impressive, articulated, flexible, moveable and cursive models that most other construction toys can never achieve. If you already tested out the magic of LaQ and want to invest in something BIG and complete, this Basic 2800 is a fantastic choice! You get 2800 pieces in 12 colours and 60 special Hamacron parts with 3 sizes of wheels and shafts. This set is MASSIVE!
(2) The set comes with step-by-step instructions to make 30 models. So far, we have built a super cool gigantic sky buggy, a sports car with liftable canopy door, an adorable treehouse in sweet pastel colours completes with moveable swing and elevator, pirate ship with a slightly 3D skull on the sail, a spin-able Ferris wheel, and a huge robot with clever mechanical pincer, rolling wheels and rotating body! We are obsessed with LaQ building and the addictive “click and snap” sound!
(3) This set ticks off a few of our LaQ wish list: Firstly, we love our new medium-sized wheels. There is also a sturdy plastic container, and an awesome “Parts Remover” tool to help with disconnecting tricky cubes and other firmly connected pieces. Most importantly, we now have more LaQ parts to build BIGGER and CRAZIER structures without the constant dilemmas of having to destruct our built models!
Love Love Love this set!
This was purchased as a gift for my nephew. I couldn’t decide whether to go for the Basic 101 or Basic 201 as he is at the age for the 101 and has a younger sibling but is very good with his fine and gross motor skills. I decided one could be put away for Christmas so at the moment the Basic 101 is a huge hit. He is able to follow along with the instructions himself which his Mum has said is really impressive as they are actual size and the pictures can be understood by the child. He is very proud of himself when a model is completed each time. Lots of beautiful smiles. So happy we discovered Smartypants Toys and LaQ and we love that there are options for older children and adults too to enjoy and spend time together and have fun. We will definitely be recommending to friends.
Thank you for recommending LaQ to your friends and family
My 4.5 year old son loved working on the mini fire truck. It's one of the first ones he's been able to do mostly independently. I highly recommend this size to both build and play with.
This is a fantastic set. Some great creatures to make and very colourful. Both my son and I enjoy building them. It's a nice thing to do together too.
This cutie was easy to put together and provided my son with so much joy. He's been playing with it for ages. I love how you can choose to follow the instructions and create a hippo, or make anything else with it.
These are great for fine motor development. You can build so many things with them. They’re open ended and allow children to be creative and build as they please. Definitely a great alternative to legos and much easier to store.
My boy loves it and plays it everyday
The best part about these wheels is that the black tyres can be easily removed and the white part used for the eyes of Minions :)
Thank you for sharing different uses of the Hamacron
Loved our LaQ Crystal set - it gave us so much joy during the holiday season! We'll try putting LED lights inside our crystal creations to make them look absolutely stunning and also super fun to play at night.
Thank you for sharing ways of making LaQ Crystal sparkle
We adore these toys, they are just so brilliant for children who love building and making things. Our boys are so taken with these and I would highly recommend them.
My child loves to create his own designs which are easy to do, it allows his imagination to go wild
Bought for 5 year old boy and he loves it
Great alternative to Lego as it develops fine motor skills and allows him to use his imagination. Storage is so much easier since it doesn't take up as much space
Really engaging and good to build up fine motor skills for pre-schoolers . Easy to use and amazing creations can be done .
I brought these for my child a few years ago and have just updated with a new set, they are easy to clip together, you can create the most amazing things.
Boy loves it. Hes so happy he spent his birthday money on this new pack
Glad he loves the LaQ kit and happy belated to him.