Reviewed by: Mojomums Sally
What they say: Introducing a combination of light and sound STAX bricks, STAX Hybrid brings a new dimension to building. Children aged 6+ can now choose from a collection of playsets which include light, sound, and connector STAX with regular bricks to make their creations more realistic than ever!
The motion-activated 4×4 base brick powers LED lights and sounds to create anything from animals with light-up eyes and real animal sounds, to emergency vehicles with front, rear, and cabin lights and flashing sirens. What’s more, all STAX bricks are compatible with other major construction brick brands so can be used for adding to any existing toybox builds!
Choose from one of six STAX animals to watch their eyes light up and hear sounds from the swamps to the savannah! STAX Hybrid animal sets range from a Snapping Crocodile and Trumpeting Elephant (RRP £11.99 each) to a Growling Dinosaur, Droning Giraffe, Roaring Lion, and Meowing Cat (RRP £13.99 each). Let imaginations run wild and construct even more animal magic by using the STAX Hybrid bricks to craft your own creature creations!
If vehicles are more your thing, the Flashing Police Car (RRP £14.99) and Light-Up Fire Truck (RRP: £19.99), – with an impressive ten light STAX bricks to illuminate the build – bring lights, sound, and action to the emergency services. And for budding petrol-heads, the Tuned Racer (RRP £16.99) includes nine light STAX in addition to one sound and connector STAX, plus regular bricks to create the most ROAR-some of racing cars. Use the bricks to make up your own creations for the ultimate STAX Hybrid mean machine.
What we say: “Being huge ‘toy brick’ fans, my children couldn’t wait to get started on building these and we all agreed that they looked fun, a little different from the typical brick building sets that we are used to…
We started with the Hybrid Snapping Crocodile Set which has 71 bricks, 7 STAX light-up bricks and a Sound STAX brick. The instructions were fairly clear to follow, I let my son take the lead on this one and just supervised when needed.
The end result was a fairly small crocodile who can move but the main focus and fun element is his lit-up eye and the roar sound that he makes! What a great idea!
STAX bricks are interchangable with other similar brick toys, so now all of your inventions and buildings can become that little more special too…!”
STAX Hybrid sets are available from www.menkind.co.uk