Originally incorporated in 1962, Kawada is the Japanese counterpart of the Lego Company, and it produces sets of “nanoblock” building blocks that, when properly assembled, depict famous landmarks and sites throughout the world. A Japanese friend of Dogbotz Boneyard was kind enough to supply us with several nanoblock sets that we could introduce here in the United States.
This specific set of nanoblocks can be assembled to recreate the Big Ben clock tower of London, England in the United Kingdom. The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on May 31, with the Great Bell’s strikes heard for the first time on July 11 and the quarter bells first chimed on September 7.
These funs blocks would entertain any youngster who needs to strengthen her/his eye-hand coordination or satisfy a curiosity about construction and engineering.