Qixels are pixelated cubes which allow children to create their own 8bit pixelated world full of fun themes and characters, by fusing them together with a blast of water. They are suitable for aged 4 and above.
It had been awhile since we last reviewed Qixels and were very excited to see that they now have a range of designs! Not only that, they have a much improved cube tray that allow children or adults to place the Qixels onto the tray and remove the characters off the tray with ease. We have received the Qixels Kingdom Castle Attack playset which features 1000 cubes to create a Qixels Kingdom where children can defeat the savage trolls and regain power of their lands.
This playset comes with:
- 1000 Qixels cubes
- 2 Cube trays
- 6 Design templates
- 6 Display stands and 2 bases
- 4 Plug-in accessories
- 1 Door frame and 1 bridge
- 3 Large and 6 medium floor/wall plates
- 2 Window frames
- 2 Turrets, 2 flags, 2 poles and 1 ladder
- 1 Storage tray
- 1 Water sprayer
There are many ways to create any configuration that you can imagine! It can be double stories, one flat castle or expand your collections by getting other playsets to add on. My children did need my help to slot the plates together to build the castle and open the castle door as it was quite tight at first. Once built, the castle is quite sturdy but if it played on an uneven floor, the castle will come loose quite easily.
There are 6 awesome templates (axe, dragon, two trolls, knight and King) to follow. Simply place the design template onto the bottom of the cube trays. Then add the Qixels onto the tray. At times, we all struggled to differentiate between some of the colours of the Qixels especially when the colours are almost alike. This is inevitable as this is how the colours were. We simply removed the template and doubled check the colour before putting the Qixels onto the tray.
It took us almost two hours to build the characters, which is great for spending family time together. Once you have made these six designs, you will only be left with a couple of Qixels. If your children enjoys this, it is worth to buy additional Qixels to add to it!
Once you have completed the design, spray water onto the design and wait for 20 minutes or more for the design to dry. There is no need for heat or glue and there’s hardly any mess! Once dried, place your character onto the display base provided or stand onto the castle floor. Then help King Qixels to defend against the trolls and regain his power.
Both my children enjoyed making this award winning Qixels playset and have so much fun playing with it. I love that children are able to build their characters which is good for their fine motor skills and play with the set which helps to encourage their imagination. It is available to buy from Character Online, good retailers and Amazon.
Here are some of the products from Amazon:
- Qixels Kingdom Castle Attack Playset
- 3D Maker – Once they have mastered the technique of Qixels children can take their designs to the next level with the 3D. There are a variety of 3D characters to create including aliens, bugs and jungle characters. (RRP £24.99)
- Theme Packs – There are so many cool designs to create including Dinosaurs, pirates and even monsters! Once created, these pixelated characters can be used as individual toys to play with or make great a bedroom decoration. (RRP £9.99)
- Mega Refill Pack – The fun is as endless as your child’s imagination with the Qixels refill pack, the pack includes 1500 cubes including 750 glow in the dark cubes (RRP £12.99)
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.