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Gadget Guide: Tinker Toys

Gadget Guide: Tinker Toys
[Photos by Greg Broom | Prop Styling by Hannah Jensen]
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1. Powered

Lego Mindstorms EV3

The block maker has upgraded for the times, with new robots–humanoids, snakes, and more–that arrive play-ready within 20 minutes, packed with sensors, and able to sync with iOS devices. It’s the Lego for a generation of future hackers. ($350, lego.com/shop)

2.Unplugged

Brinca Dada Blocks

Consider these curvy blocks the antidote to our data-driven world. All blocks can promote smart, spatial thinking in kids, but the absence of right angles makes these beechwood models extra rightbrain- oriented. “We live in a messy world,” says Doug Rollins, founder of Brinca Dada. “These are spontaneous, not preprogrammed.” ($55, brincadada.com)MR