Today DS was engrossed at nursery playing with some blocks that were about the size of Duplo and in similar colours, but where Duplo has bumps that interlock these were flat with circular/cylindrical magnets so that they just kind of snapped together by magnetism.
Nursery didn't know what the brand name was. I think there may have been a little "hasbro" embossed on the bottom of some of them but can't find anything on the hasbro site. It was suggested that there was a bigger and chunkier version called Magnetic Megablocks, but I'd prefer to track these down if possible.
And so, as ever, I thought of Mumsnet, who always seem to identify things from the smallest and most inadequate of clues...
I think that sounds like what my Mum has apparently ordered for the ds's for xmas. The delivery should be here any day, so I'l let you know! When pestered, she said 'a magnetic building set, but I'm not telling you any more'.
No, not Magneatos -- I've found them when Googling for these and they do look cool, but these are just as FLAMEinEckItsYuleAgain describes (although, thinking back to when DS was attempting to join one of them onto a piece of Duplo (hey, I never said he was a genius...) they are ever so slightly smaller than Duplo).
Excellent thank you mums!! I just Googled ‘small duplo with magnets’ as this is how my son described these blocks. he plays with them in school and has put them on his special list and I have searched the internet for them and was getting nowhere! But as soon as I simply googled how he described them I got this thread as the top result and this is exactly what I was looking for - (although I had no idea what I was looking for) excellent thank you soooo much!