Nanoblocks are building construction blocks of tiny dimensions, some of the smallest ones measuring only 4mm x 4mm x 5mm. The construction pieces are manufactured by the Japanese company, Kawada. The company itself has a long history but the nanoblock sets are fairly new on the market, their debut was in 2008. The Nanoblocks sets come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes and they cover a large array of things. The most important Nanoblock Sets are “Mini Collection”, “Sights to See” and “Advanced Hobby”. The Mini Collection series has a collection of themed projects (mostly exotic animals and hobbies) that consist of 80 to 150 pieces each. The next two sets, “Sights to See” and “Advanced Hobby “, recreates the most famous landmarks and architectural constructions from all around the globe. Some of the most well-known buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Sagrada Familia, and Colosseum are all represented in these two sets.
The Colosseum is probably one of the most popular tourist attractions from the Eternal City, Rome. On its best days, the amphitheater could house approximately 65,000 spectators, as much as a modern stadium. The activities held in this colossus varied, from Gladiator battles to wild animal fights and battle reconstructions. The giant construction was built during an 8 years span and it was finished in 80 CE.
The famous building is also represented as a Nanoblock set in the “Sights to See” series. The 3D puzzle you can build has 320 colourful mini-construction blocks that are posing a fun challenge for every category of age. The Colosseum set also comes up with very detailed instructions that help you make the job a lot easier. The difficulty of this 3D puzzle is 3 from 5, a moderate challenge that will guarantee you will not get bored.
The Louvre is the largest art museum in the world and it is a famous landmark of Paris and France. The Louvre houses the famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci, “Mona Lisa”. The museum located on the bank of Seine dates back to 1793. The museum is the most visited building among art museums in the world. The collections that you can find there vary from Antiquity and beyond to the mid 19th century.
The good news is that you can now also own a Nanoblock replica of the famous museum right on your desk. The Musee Du Louvre block set collection has, same as the Colosseum, 320 pieces and it’s best suited for people over the age of 12. The difficulty of this Nanoblock set is also 3 from 5, making it a relaxing way to spend your time building it.
Buckingham Palace is the headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II. The palace located in the City of Westminster has been a place where British people can rejoice or mourn and thus have a spiritual connection with the nation. The home of the Queen can now be at your place too. The architectural wonder can be constructed by anyone, including kids and adults. The set itself has 310 construction blocks and has pieces specially designed to represent different parts of the architectural marvel. The difficulty of this set is only two, taking less of an hour to complete.
Burj Khalifa currently owns the record of being the tallest building in the world. The modern architectural wonder located in Dubai is now available as a Nanoblock set too. Burj Khalifa Nanoblock set is bigger than the rest of the sets from our list. It has 550 pieces that together form a close-to-reality replica of the building. People should take into consideration that the construction of the set can take from 2 to 5 hours to complete. Thus higher attention and free time are required. The details and color of this set are all staggering and well-executed and there should be a must-have for every Nanoblock set enthusiast out there. The difficulty of the set is also 3 as most of the sets from this list.
The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is one of the largest Roman Catholic minor basilicas in the world. Although it is not yet finished it is still one of the most beautiful architectural feats of humankind. The building has been designed by the famous Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, and his work is now one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The building of which construction began on 19 March 1882 has now a Nanoblock replica too. The architectural masterpiece has 390 building blocks sets and is suitable even for kids over the age of 5 to build. The heart of Barcelona can now rest on your desk. The difficulty of this nanoblock set is 3 from 5.
Although the Nanoblock sets may be considered toys only suited for children this is not entirely true. Many adults are passionate about architectural wonders or simply they just like to spend their free time creating something entertaining. Building some of the most famous constructions in the world is surely a fun way to spend your free time.
The Nanoblock sets can also be used in various ways, from decorating the houses to simply collecting them, the possibilities are endless. The beautiful colored pieces will bring a stain of color in most homes.