Snap Circuits Bric Structures Debuts At Toy Fair 2018

Posted: Feb 8 2018, 2:04am CST | by , in News | Toys

 
Snap Circuits Bric Structures Debuts At Toy Fair 2018

Snap Circuits makes the connection to the brick world.

Elenco, maker of the popular Snap Circuits educational toys, will unveil its newest additions to its family of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) products at this year’s New York Toy Fair.

The new Elenco Snap Circuit releases for 2018 include a Bric edition that makes the connection to brick toy sets to add electronics to their creations.

Snap Circuits Bric: Structures: Elenco will officially unveil its newest member of the Snap Circuits family at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Now kids can use their imaginations to combine Snap Circuits with ordinary building bricks to make endless combinations of construction and circuitry. With patent-pending, Bric-2-Snap adapter technology, kids can wire up their brick-building experience with Snap Circuits lights, sounds, moving parts, and 3-D circuits to invent almost anything and make it go. Snap Circuits Bric: Structures features 20 Snap Circuits component parts, 75 Bric-2-Snap adaptors, and over 140 fully compatible building bricks.

Snap Circuits: Snap Circuits features building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a rows-and-columns grid that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Each Snap Circuits part is easily identifiable by a different color and purpose, and each kit includes a full-color, curriculum-rich, easy-to-follow project manual. The line offers a wide range of kits, in differing size and complexity. In addition to its best-selling themed products, such as the MOTION, GREEN, and BEGINNER, Elenco added three products to its Snap Circuits line in 2017:

Snap Circuits STEM: ASTRA award-winning kit designed to make learning STEM engaging and fun.

Snap Circuits 3D-MEG: Magnetism, Electricity, Gears. Build working circuits in 3D.

Snapino: Learn to code with this Arduino-compatible kit.

Snapqube: Following its Learn by doing philosophy, Elenco will also premier Snapqube -- App-powered electronic blocks that teach kids about electronics. Snapqube teaches basic circuitry, such as how firetruck sirens, flashlights and garage lights work, with easy-to-snap, magnetic blocks that communicate with a parent-friendly mobile app which can be downloaded to a PC, tablet or mobile device. Like the Snap Circuits method of teaching basic electronic concepts in a fun-filled, hands-on way, Snapqube has over 100 engaging projects that involve real-life, problem-solving scenarios as well as a free-form building mode that inquisitive kids will love. Elenco plans to have Snapqube available in two versions and include a full-color, easy-to-follow project manual and magnetic, functioning cubes. Appropriate for budding engineers, ages 8+.

Along with a new logo, packaging and re-branding, Elenco launched a site with innovative areas for Kids and Educators to share ideas and show off Snap Circuits projects, designs and ideas in a community setting. “We wanted our re-branding to give a nod to Snap Circuits but also to encompass Elenco’s future,” says Jim Cecchin, Elenco’s President. “As technology becomes a greater part of our lives, we want kids to have fun learning how technology can make a positive impact.”

WEmake: Elenco will also showcase its D.I.Y.-line of educational kits and tools, WEmake. Elenco has long promoted the do-it-yourself philosophy of the Maker Movement currently sweeping the nation. The WEmake line includes kits that teach soldering and other basic electronics concepts and skills, such as how radios and simple robots work.

For over 45 years, Elenco has provided educational/STEM products, along with hobby and test equipment to schools and consumers. Elenco has been family owned and operated since 1972, founded by Gil Cecchin, an electrical engineer who helped make color television accessible and affordable to consumers.

Read the latest hot toy news, shop the best-selling toys and follow us on Twitter for hottest toy announcements of 2018 to that debut at the Toy Fair 2018 in New York. The Toy Fair New York 2018 will kick off on Feb. 17. See also the highlights of the Spielwarenmesse 2018 in Nuremberg and Toy Fair 2018 in London.

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