Magna-Tiles® Around the World: Building Different Landmarks
Magna-Tiles® building sets are designed to be inspirational and educational. When kids get their hands on them, our magnetic shapes open up a world of creativity, skills development, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning. If you’re looking for a way to infuse world history into your children’s next play session, building Magna-Tiles® landmarks will not only keep them entertained but also teach them about some of the most famous destinations on Earth. Here are just a few ideas for the global landmarks you can build with Magna-Tiles®.
Sydney Opera House: Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
One of the most famous and visually recognizable venues in the world for performing arts is Sydney Opera House in Australia. Construction began in 1959, and legend says its opening was so anticipated that there were even two performances held there before it was completed. Some of the most famous musicians and performers have graced its stages, including:
- Foo Fighters
- Bob Dylan
- The Cure
- London Symphony Orchestra
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
- And many more…
To easily replicate Sydney Opera House at home or in the classroom, utilize the Magna-Tiles® ICE 16-Piece Set, which features transparent squares and triangles akin to the venue’s famous architecture.
The Tower Bridge: London, England, U.K.
This historic landmark is about the length of two to three football fields, measuring 800 feet long. The combined suspension and bascule bridge was built in the late 1800s over the River Thames and is situated nearby the Tower of London. Though it is sometimes mistaken for London Bridge, which sits about a half of a mile upstream, The Tower Bridge is considered the most iconic landmark not only in London but in the United Kingdom as well.
Recreate The Tower Bridge with Magna-Tiles® magnetic shapes such as equilateral, right, and isosceles triangles and squares – all of which can be found in the Magna-Tiles® Clear Colors 100-Piece Set and some of our other offerings.
Statue of Liberty: New York, New York, USA
Right here in the United States, New York City is home to the defining landmark of America – the Statue of Liberty. Its torch symbolizes enlightenment, freedom, and democracy, with the statue itself depicting a Roman liberty goddess named Libertas. In Libertas’ left hand, she holds a tabula ansata, or a tablet with dovetail handles, that reads July 4, 1776, in Roman numerals.
While yellow and green pieces can be found in nearly every Magna-Tiles® set, you can take recreating the Statue of Liberty to a completely new level with magnetic shapes that glow in the dark! With the Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark 24-Piece or 16-Piece Set, it’s a blast to build this historic landmark and let the tiles shine day and night.
Find More Ideas from Magna-Tiles®
Once your kids or students try Magna-Tiles® landmarks activities like these, they’ll want to use our magnetic shapes every time they play and learn. For more great ideas that fuse STEM education and creative, instruction-free playtime, consult the following resources from Magna-Tiles® or contact our team today: