Have a little architect on your hands? Have kids who love STEM projects and toys, or just want to do more to introduce your kids to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? The Arckit is a great idea. Arckit is a freeform architectural building system. It allows kids to make designs instead of just seeing them on paper. It isn’t just a regular building set though. It is based on modern building techniques and is made on a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale. Kids just click and connect the modular pieces together. It gives kids the ability to make a vast range of buildings and structures, quickly and easily be modified, endlessly, into the perfect structure.
The company’s mission is to make architecture something for everyone. It is a way to help everyone learn the basic design skills and feel what the it is like to create something through a hands model. Arckit wanted to have a unique system as a practical tool for architects, as well as a great STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning educator and a way to be creative. When Damien Murtagh, an architect, a system to use as a model, he couldn’t find something that was a modern fast, reusable and cost-effective system. So he created one himself.
We have been playing with the GO Colours! kit. It is inspired by real colors that are used in modern architecture. This is a starter kit that is an ideal way to learn and teach hands-on design skills to kids. It is just the right amount of pieces for building smaller structures and adding a splash of color to designs.
The kit comes with 175+ components, 29 unique components and a starter guide to master the basics. It also comes with free access to the Arckitexture Library and Arckit Digital. There are lots of add-on components available. The best part, there are no set instructions. The whole idea is to follow your imagination.