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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

GoldieBlox is a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Construction toys help kids develop spatial skills and get them interested in math and science. For decades its been a boy's club until now. GoldieBlox is an interactive book + construction toy starring Goldie, a kid inventor who solves problems by building simple machines.
It's time to build a new story so our girls can help build our future.

The GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine features:
  • Book series + construction set starring Goldie, the kid inventor.
  • Builds spatial skills, basic engineering principles, confidence in problem solving.
  • Created by Debbie Sterling, a female engineer from Stanford University.
  • Inspiring the next generation of female engineers, to help build and design our world; from the products we use, to the way we communicate, to the cities we inhabit.
  • GoldieBlox founder, Debbie Sterling, spent a year researching gender differences, talking with Harvard neuroscientists, and observing children's play patterns.
  • Includes 1 storybook, 5 character figurines, 1 pegboard, 5 wheels, 10 axles, 5 blocks, 5 washers, 1 crank, 1 ribbon, 14 design templates
  • Piece count: 34
  • Dimensions: 11" x 11" x 2.2"
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs
  • Materials: plastic (PP, ABS, TPR), foam (EVA), hook-and-loop fastener, paper
  • Target age 4 and up.

Additional Info

784209

FC20B247

029882883143

BT001

2 pounds

11.2 x 11.0 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Creative (26)
  • Fun (24)
  • Colorful (22)
  • Easy to assemble (16)

Cons

  • Not entertaining (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (27)
  • Motor skills development (22)
  • Older children (12)
  • Young children (8)
  • Special needs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (14), Parent of two or more children (9), Grandparent (7), First time parent (6), Stay at home parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (15)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Finally! A toy for smart girls!!

This toy encourages little girls (or boys if they want to play too) to explore principles of engineering in the clever disguise of adorable colors and animal characters. They actually create the experience...Read complete review

This toy encourages little girls (or boys if they want to play too) to explore principles of engineering in the clever disguise of adorable colors and animal characters. They actually create the experience as they play, by threading a long ribbon in and out of moving pieces to design various resulting machines. Ingenious!! I want to get one for every girl I know. :) If you have a smart, strong little girl in your life, BUY HER THIS TOY. You may find yourself up playing with it, long after she's gone to bed....

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Picture legos that don't stick together

This game or toy attempts to sell itself as different way for "Girls Blox" to be built. It talks about engineering in the description. Unfortunately, this game HAS THE WORST...Read complete review

This game or toy attempts to sell itself as different way for "Girls Blox" to be built. It talks about engineering in the description. Unfortunately, this game HAS THE WORST 'ENGINEERING' DESIGN of any toy I've dealt with. Once you use the blox more than once (literally) they slip off off the blocks and make this a mess to even try to put the simplest of cars or other designs together.

This game is fun for the first two builds and then it becomes the bottom of the toy box as it just doesn't work. It's built on putting axles, or basically plastic sticks, into wheels, which are cheap plastic thread wraps. The problem is that they are meant to stick into the wheels, but they don't. So you then have four wheels attached to axles that are too short.

You can't play with this toy when it's built and it makes kids frustrated trying to get the next piece in without the others falling out.

It is good in concept, but fails miserably in execution. This was a gift that will be attempted to be returned anywhere I can find. I won't even donate this game as it is that bad.

Picture legos that don't stick together and BAM, you've got Goldie Blox.

Reviewed by 32 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Kentat

from Comox, British Columbia

About Me Parent

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

        I was so excited about purchasing what I thought would be the perfect gift for my 5 year old daughter's birthday. After she unwrapped this gift, it sat in the corner for the next week. Later the next week she decided to open the gift, played with it for 1-2 hrs and never opened the box again. I've kept it on the coffee table for many weeks since hoping she would show interest in playing with it again ... But still no interest. I had intentions of returning this $45 gift, but my other daughter decided to write on the box so I wasn't able to.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unique and fun

        By Katie, mom of 6-yr-old by

        from Elk Grove, CA

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Creative
        • Durable
        • Easy To Assemble
        • Fun
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play
          • Motor Skills Development

          Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

          My son can't get enough of the Goldiblox toys. They inspire creativity and design and teach basic building skills. Even after finishing the basic story and design, he spends hours creating his own designs and uses the characters to create his own stories. Such a unique and fun toy! Very sturdy manufacturing as well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it!

          By 35-year-old kid

          from Pasadena, CA

          About Me Never Did Grow Up -

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Creative
          • Easy To Assemble
          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Creativity
            • Imaginative Play
            • Motor Skills Development
            • Older Children
            • Uses Your Brain
            • Young Children

            Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

            Lots of fun, and I love the concept! I love playing around with it and trying new things, veering off of the suggested projects in the book. It's the toy I wish I had when I was a kid. I plan to buy all the GoldieBlox sets so I can build my Goldie empire! :-) I just wish the ribbon were a bit longer! (But that's okay... I just bought another ribbon and added some velcro to it!)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Love this!

            By mom of 2 girls

            from Ohio

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Special education teacher, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Creative
            • Creative Thinking Skills
            • Durable
            • Easy To Assemble
            • Fun
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Animals Fall Off Easily

            Best Uses

            • Fine Motor
            • Following directions
            • Imaginative Play
            • Motor Skills Development
            • Older Children
            • Special Needs

            Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

            This toy actually requires THINKING if you want to get the most out of it! My three year old loves it. We play together and I love watching her eyes when she figures out a new way to do something. The animals and crank don't always stay put, but that is my only complaint. My three year old loves interacting through the animal characters too. You can follow the book, and you can build on your own and discover how things work. I have learned a thing or two myself! I fully support this product and everything it stands for! Thank you GoldieBlox!! PS Nacho, her dog was even rescued from the pound. Gotta love that!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Picture legos that don't stick together

            By Insulted engineer

            from California

            Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

            This game or toy attempts to sell itself as different way for "Girls Blox" to be built. It talks about engineering in the description. Unfortunately, this game HAS THE WORST 'ENGINEERING' DESIGN of any toy I've dealt with. Once you use the blox more than once (literally) they slip off off the blocks and make this a mess to even try to put the simplest of cars or other designs together.

            This game is fun for the first two builds and then it becomes the bottom of the toy box as it just doesn't work. It's built on putting axles, or basically plastic sticks, into wheels, which are cheap plastic thread wraps. The problem is that they are meant to stick into the wheels, but they don't. So you then have four wheels attached to axles that are too short.

            You can't play with this toy when it's built and it makes kids frustrated trying to get the next piece in without the others falling out.

            It is good in concept, but fails miserably in execution. This was a gift that will be attempted to be returned anywhere I can find. I won't even donate this game as it is that bad.

            Picture legos that don't stick together and BAM, you've got Goldie Blox.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Jill

            from DeRidder, LA

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Imaginative Play

              Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

              My Granddaughter will love this toy

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very limited

              By engineer dad

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Girlish Packaging

              Cons

              • Boring
              • Flimsy
              • Not Entertaining
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

                There is very little you can do with this toy. Assemble it and spin it once - that's it; rearranging the pins is all you can do after that and it's boring. It claims to teach thinking out of the box, but in reality it is a one-trick pony. Very disappointing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'll buy everything this company makes!

                By Busy mom of a busy young kid

                from Ohio

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Colorful
                • Creative
                • Durable
                • Easy To Assemble
                • Fun
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fun Story And Chatacters
                  • Gifted Kids Engineering
                  • Imaginative Play
                  • Motor Skills Development
                  • Older Children
                  • Simple Machines
                  • Special Needs
                  • Young Children
                  • Young Inventors

                  Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

                  My child uses the spinning machine and the Goldie Bolx to build all kinds of cool things she can make herself. Love this whole line and this product!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Goldie Blox for Christmas

                  By Grambo

                  from Poplarville MS

                  About Me Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Colorful
                  • Creative

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Imaginative Play
                    • Motor Skills Development

                    Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

                    Purchased for my Granddaughter's Christmas present.

                    Loved the premise behind this toy... Girls do have a brain.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Save your money and buy Rokenboks!

                    By Sue

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Stack Well
                      • Flimsy
                      • Not Entertaining
                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Garbage Truck

                      Comments about GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine:

                      For the price of Goldie Blox, I would expect much more. The story book looks like it was written by an amateur and difficult for kids to follow along to. The toys themselves are cheaply built and the pieces don't connect together correctly. For a company priding themselves on empowering girls and disrupting the pink aisle, there toys belnd right in. In one of the stories you are building a float for the beauty pageant. My daughter hates it! I picked up a set of rokenboks for her, and she spends hours each week, building creative things from her own ideas.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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