I know what you’re thinking: “What am I looking at and why the hell do they cost two hundred bucks?” These are Cubelets, which are small building blocks that aim to set themselves apart from traditional versions, as they all have mechanical parts in them. Some are capable of actions like driving or rotating. The magnetic blocks connect and coordinate with one another, and can easily be assembled to make things like working robots. They respond to light, sound, and temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. And while I’m sure they are loads of fun, at this price, they might not get much playtime.
Cubelets: LEGO For The 21st Century? We’ll See About That