While studying Industrial Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Patrick Calello was challenged with the task of developing new consumer product concepts for the do-it-yourself wooden hobby industry.
Being a “car guy”, Calello immediately developed a novel toy car concept that could be fashioned out of the wood. It was fall of 1992 when the original concept was born for what would become Automoblox. The idea was to inspire creativity in children by allowing them to visualize and assemble cars of their own design. Calello believed that the key to a clever and innovative toy car was the use of modern automotive styling crafted out of wood- a reinvention of the classic wooden car.
Toys that would help in the ladybug’s development and creativity are forever my favorites and I loved the concept behind the Automoblox toys, very clever and stylish designs that would be a great hobby for both grown-ups and children.
The cars are so incredibly well-done and attractive that any car lover would be more than happy to start their own collection of the Automoblox cars.
As for the kids, what little boy or girl doesn’t love building up and creating his/ her own toys? And if you think girls don’t like cars….Then you don’t know my daughter, she absolutely love cars and has actually taken apart (no way to put it back together) a small scale model toy of daddy’s car!
I received the Mini C9-R/S9-R/C9-S 3-Pack for this review and the quality of the cars is just outstanding, it is the quality you expect for more expensive wooden toys, but you can get this beautiful set of high quality cars for only 30.00 dollars.
The Automoblox Mini line is a scaled down version of the tradional Automoblox car. It features future-retro styling and fits in the palm of your hand! Mini cars have a new universal connector system that enables the rapid interchange of parts, further accentuating the fun factor of creating different car styles. I Love the concept of the cars; they are like a puzzle that you can actually play with after putting together.
Each car has a color system that matches the tires that you can follow to know which pieces belong to what car. It is a really great way to help the kid’s creativity and to follow colors patterns.
The cars are for ages 3+.
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