Just ahead of this year’s New York Toy Fair, we’re seeing the latest editions to the popular 3Doodler sets. Once it was just a campaign on Kickstarter, now this popular 3D pen and sets are a favorite among kids and adults alike. The newest 3D pen made specifically for kids is called Start, and there are a number of new creative packages that will be available in only a few months.
There are a few new Start sets and they will all be on display at this year’s Toy Fair from February 17-20. Each new set has been designed especially for kids and can help them discover their untapped artistic abilities. They all have easy to read tutorials on how to make some basic objects. Also, there are molded sets where kids can also make uniquely designed insects among other things to include in their 3D library.
The new kits each come with the 3D pen and two packs of 3Doodler Start plastic for kids to create different insects and other molds. The kits also have an activity guide containing different projects kids can start working on right out of the box.
Also included are three Hexbug models, two themed “DoodleMolds” and a Micro USB charging cable to refuel the 3D pen.
In addition to the Start sets there will be a new focus for the company on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity kits as well. The new STEM kits will have activities that involve problem solving, structural design, spatial reasoning and more. And of course the activities will be engaging as well as educational, because fun comes first with kids.
The creation of the 3Doodler Start STEM Series marks an important next step for 3Doodler as a company. STEM and its importance to education is well documented and instrumental to childhood educational development, as well as to the future of industries like engineering and architecture.
Also on display at the 3Doodler booth at Toy Fair will be a 6-foot, 6-inch model of the Statue of Liberty that was made entirely from a set of 3D pens. The two artists who created the 3D model spent over two months designing and constructing it.
Actually, this Lady Liberty was assembled in the United States after first being crafted in Germany. The entire structure was built using only three 3Doodler Create pens and used up 2,800 strands of plastic.
3Doodler also plans to announce several “new and exciting updates” to its 3Doodler Create series later this year.