This is the new TETRA-TEN Puzzle and playful sculpture
10 Colorful Pieces...2 year olds to adults love to manipulate this into creative forms
Each of the toys and puzzles and game on this site was invented and hand-crafted
by Richard Cartwright.
The forms (spheres and cylinders) are crafted from hardwoods.
Solve this Challenging 20 piece puzzle by forming a 4-sided pyramid, a tetragon.
The natural finish woodgrain version of TETRA is easy to manipulate into different sculptural forms but difficult to form into a Tetragon. It comes as 20 attached balls in a single plane. You solve it by turning balls and/or folding balls until the 3 dimensional tetragon shape is formed. Difficult enough as that is, the balls can be detached from each other and then attempt to reform the tetra by re-attaching. This last way of solving is extremely difficult and may not be successful unless the balls are attached in just the right sequence. Probably the most difficult 3-D puzzle anywhere.
A family game, easy to play --another new toy for 5 years and up. The goal is to use all 36 balls and have the "tree" remain standing. As players add balls ("limbs and leaves") a loss of balance will topple the tree. The game plays until all are added and the tree is balanced. This game, made in USA, can be played cooperatively--where everyone wins when the tree is balanced; or it can be a competitive challenge where the top score wins. (each colored ball has a value). Either way, it's fun to play.
• 101 handcrafted hardwood pieces
• Wood balls & links are assembled to create forms.
• Screw top container for convenient storing.
• Inviting play for any age group
• Endless possibilities
5• A classic toy that never gets oldAction Figure $30 Giraffe $20 Horse $20
Winner 2017 Creative Child Magazine Awards Program:
2017 TOP TOY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Builder Construction Toy Figures category
Promotes Creative Play category
Imagination takes form with Ballinko Wooden Sculpture Builder set, a unique building toy invented by sculptor Richard Cartwright to encourage kids to experiment with creating organic forms as well as architectural structures using a natural building material. These handcrafted pieces with numerous arrangement possibilities spark imagination, inspire creativity and help develop planning skills, hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills
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101 hardwood pieces