2014 Hottest Toys Goldie Blox and the Builders Survival KitMy favorite gold-haired, construction lovin’ heroine is back with a whole new set of fun, the Goldieblox and the Builder’s Survival Kit. Known for disrupting the pink aisle, Goldieblox is a series of construction kits consisting of storybook/play sets for girls that are specifically designed toward the way they would best respond to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, such as construction and engineering. It does this through a female character role model and her friends, a storybook instead of instructions, and curved pieces. Kids read along with the interactive storybook and build related objects within book.

For kids ages 7 and up, Goldieblox and the Builder’s Survival Kit taps into the skill concept of mechanical engineering. With more than 190 pieces—yes, I said 190!—kids will never run out of ideas or pieces to build their creations. They can choose the level of difficulty that they want to build, and there’s so many pieces that multiple constructions can be created at the same time.

2014 Hottest Toys Builder's Survival Kit This new set will, without a doubt, double triple quadruple the fun, as a normal Goldieblox set contains around 35 pieces. And, best of all, kids can combine their pieces from other Goldieblox play sets. One of the most endearing parts of the kit is the Goldie’s Diary of Inventions. The spiral-bound book gives an introduction to Goldie, as well as her friends and family. It also included guided prompts and blueprints, where kids can build simple and small or big and bold.

GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit is more than just another toy for girls. It is a great story that builds spatial skills, engineering principles, and confidence in problem-solving with a narrative that has meaning. While there is structure and story, there are certainly enough building pieces for kids to get wild and start buildin’. Goldie and her friends are cool, smart, and relatable, and are inspiring example for girls and boys alike.