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LaQ is a Japanese brand of a simple yet creative construction toy which offers endless open ended creation from just 7 types of block parts (2 base parts and 5 joint parts). Pronounced as La-kyuu. The Q in Japanese means sphere and LaQ is completely unique in how the blocks can create spherical geometric shapes using a minimum number of parts. A sphere is the most infinite shape of all polyhedral objects, and LaQ is the ultimate block to explore the possibilities in creating from a child's imagination.
Fine Motor Skills
LaQ is an awesome toy for practising fine motor skills and imagination. Early builder can start by building a flat 2D model and progress to more complex design as they become more familiar and have more vivid imagination as shown in the picture below.
LaQ has won many awards for their innovative toy in many categories. This includes Dr. Toy awards for Top 10 Building, Top 10 Creative and 100 Best Categories.
Quality and Testing
Strictly a high quality brand and manufactured only in Japan.
Recently tested and passed against Australian Toy Standards in 2016.
Certified against Europe and USA toy safety standards.
Whilst LaQ is just recently launched in Australia, the brand itself has been very well known in Japan for over 20 years and very popular in Asia. It is now distributed internationally to over 25 countries including Europe, USA and Asia and has been used in childcare centres and schools across many different countries for its educational value and fun.
Please note due to it's small pieces, LaQ is not for children who still put objects in their mouth. Adult supervision is required if introducing LaQ to young children under 3.
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