As an alternative to other brands of building blocks such as LEGO and Mega, ZOOB are fairly new on the market but are still quite interesting Rather than using blocks or bricks to piece the sets together they use a ball and socket joint configuration. Last year they introduced their new range of space sets, ZOOB Galax-Z and the Lunar Pathfinder is a new set for 2016 expanding this range.
This is a fairly small set but the instructions show various builds that you make with it. Altogether this is a 25 piece set including an astronaut figure.
Children of ages from six and 15 years is what ZOOB recommend for the Lunar Pathfinder, and we agree that six years old is a good age to get started with ZOOB sets but teenagers might find the sets a little young. If you have kids from 6-12 who enjoy constructing building sets like LEGO they are likely to be interested in ZOOB. If they already have ZOOB sets they will certainly be happy to add this one to their collection.
Space themed toys seem to be universally popular with young children especially boys so this would make a great gift.
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Compared with LEGO< the advantage of ZOOB over their competitors is their use of ball and socket joints which increases the range of movements and articulation making for some more interesting and creative building ideas.
This is a nice addition to their existing range of Galax-Z building sets and there a number of different .
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This is a fairly simple and ridumentary set for the price and you can pick up the much bigger ZOOB Galax-Z Astrotech Rover set for a cheaper price, so we would suggest if this is for a kid who doesn’t have any ZOOB sets other sets provide more value for money.
It could be a while to get to grips with the instructions and the unique method of building with ZOOB but once you get an understanding of how they piece together it becomes pretty intuitive.
What Consumers Are Saying
this is a fun toy. My son is five and we enjoyed putting it together.
It’s more expensive than a LEGO set; this is a minor complaint since it does bring something new to the table.
The kids were more than happy to try out this ZOOB Galax-Z Lunar Pathfinder from Alex Brands.
If your children or grandchildren enjoy building block toys then they will like this one and it provides plenty of creative play. This set is compatible with all other ZOOB sets so if they already are acquainted with ZOOB they will love this one. The price is a little hefty for such a basic set and we would suggest maybe checking out some of the more value packed sets they offer and seeing if this one goes down in price once it has been on sale for a while.