Pixelated graphics used to be a thing frown upon, but then, somewhere down the road, we learned to appreciate the beauty of pixels and images form or 3D objects created with obvious pixels becomes art. I am not going to lie; I am quite a fan of pixel art but rest assure, it has nothing to do with Minecraft. Anyways, if you appreciate the good’ol pixel art, then I am sure you will dig the Pixio Magnetic Construction Set. But what the heck is Pixio Magnetic Construction Set? Well, simply put, it is LEGO blocks without stud and in tiny 8 mm (about 1.3-inch) cube form.
What makes Pixio so outstanding in the world of creativity toys is, it is magnetized – every single block is and it is by the power of neodymium magnets embedded in each cube that it allows you to build whatever you have in mind. Now that, folks, is what I call 3D pixelated art. With Pixio Magnetic Construction Set, you create virtually anything, from pixelated characters to animals to vehicles. The possibility is pretty much endless and best of all, you can do so without worrying about the studs wearing out because it does not have any.
One thing with studs is, there’s worry of it will eventually out after multiple uses, but with Pixio, you have no such issue. Sure, magnets will lose its magnetic property over time, but according to the creators of Pixio, it (the magnetic force) loses no more than 2% in 50 years. Well, that sounds like something I could live with. But I think the true beauty are the tiny cubes and what they can be turned into, and not so much of stud thing. Then of course, since they are magnetized, you are not restricted to creating toys. You can use several cubes to create a self-standing business card holder, a photo frame fridge magnet and more. Like I said, I can only imagine the fun one can have with Pixio, whether or not you are 9 year-old kid or a 40 year-old grown up.
Already drooling for a set? If so, you can pre-order your Pixio on Kickstarter. But you have to act fast cos’ the campaign ends in three days time. Prices range from $19-550, depending on how big a set you are looking at. The campaign is funded, btw, so, all you have to do is back it and wait for its arrival sometime in August 2017. Check out the pitch video below to learn more.