I had previously used Speks, and then I realized they were pieces of JUNK. But these magnets are stronger, have a better coating, AND are actually cheaper than Speks! WOW! How can this even be improved???
Each ball magnet is very strong and can form complex shapes as expected. Although the balls arrived in good condition, the surface coating scratches very easily even after minor use. However, this does not seem to impact functionality.
Zen Magnets never stops never stopping. Company deserves better than what the government is trying to do to them!
Perfect gift for the first time magnet starter.
Soon find out that you want more however to build bigger things!
My teenaged sons have been collecting zen magnets for a few years and they love them!
I got this for my boyfriend’s birthday gift and he really likes them! Money well spent ☺️ Thank you!
Very happy with this set, all of the included materials are useful. The manual is very thorough in an engaging and interesting way that adds real value. The magnets are flawless and easy to work with at this size.
I love twizzling with my zen magnets at the end of a long day. These are a wonderful product made with high quality and precision. I highly recommend this set!
This is a great adult fidget toy. I share it with my 13 year old son. It’s a great focus tool for when he has to study and it’s soothing for me.
My son absolutely loves these. We have purchased a variety of colors.
No, really. They are! If you don't believe that, just try to explain scientifically and factually EXACTLY how magnetism works. I'll wait...
No? Nothing?? See... MAGIC!
And they're fun! 😁
I have purchased many sets of magnets and none of them have included all that I have received with the Triumph set. Although they are not the cheapest you can find, the wooden box plus the other extras make it well worth the price. Quick shipping too! I would gladly purchase from Zen Magnets again. Thank you!
My story begins many years ago when I bought the original Buckyballs in a local store. They were a hype at the time. I also knew about Zen magnets from YouTube tutorials. When I was looking for a gift, I was shocked to learn quite a lot about the hardship magnet ball companies have suffered in the US, and that Buckyballs have disappeared. Learning more about the quality of Zen Magnets, when I saw the Triumph set I was convinced that they are the right replacement for my 216 Buckyballs of which one broke and the others give off a black rusty color on my fingers.
I ordered a Triumph set with 3 Boosters. The set oozes quality and style, and an eye for detail.
I found an easy way of storing all 4 sets in the beautiful Bamboo Box that comes with the Triumph Set.
The quality of these Zen Magnets is superb compared to Buckyballs. They are smooth, bright (thanks to a mirror coating), strong and clean. You will notice the enhanced size precision from the flatness of the hexagonal mesh and from the way they interact when creating elements of 6 (triangle) or 8 + 8 (square) or 9 (triangle) for larger units such as tubes or 2D surfaces.
The microfiber cloth may come in useful after a while, but I haven't needed it yet.
The splitter card was thinner than I thought, thinner than a credit card. That makes it easy to use, but I found that the Zen Magnets are so strong that the splitter doesn't stay new for long. It keeps its function, though, regardless of losing its thin plastic coating at the edges. Zen Magnets offers replacement splitters in sets of 2 with 18 Zen Magnet balls for just $3.99, but I wish I could order the different stunning designs I've seen.
A nice touch are the 6 replacement magnets with each set; they are 100% identical to the others. Store them away from your working set until you need them. When I strung a long line, I dropped one end on the floor and several balls scattered. After finding some as far as 20 ft away, I missed 2, which are still lost. So, I was greatful for the replacements right away. But I promised myself to be even more careful and always only work above a table.
The Triumph Set also comes with an extensive instruction booklet, which is a necessity if you are a noob, like I still was. But more instructive are tutorial videos and the challenges found on the Zen Magnets site, see https://contest.zenmagnets.com/. I learnt quite a lot from seeing the creations. I'm looking forward to participating!
The Triumph Set is great for beginners. The possibilities are endless even for one set. You can discover new techniques and ways the magnets behave. Quickly, they become an inspirational tool for endless creative fun. You can easily spend hours while constantly discovering new ways of making things, while automatically balancing your brain hemispheres.
They are easily stored in 6 R3 hexagons of 36 Zen Magnets; without effort, it takes less than a minute to "roll° the 216 Zen Magnets into a stack. Use the pouch or, to store them in the Bamboo Box, split the full stack in sets of 3 hexes. The splitter and metal card (used for displaying your creations) also fit. However, to store 4 full sets requires 4 layers (they fit snugly) leaving not enough room in the Bamboo Box for the metal platform card, nor the splitter. A slight adjustment of the height of the Box could fix that.
The Triumph Set is discounted for the rest of 2020, so get it now for more than 150% value for money. Give this full arsenal package as a lasting gift and keep one extra for yourself; everyone will be happier!
As the title says, these things are very fun to play around with. I often find myself using them throughout the day if it’s to make different shapes or just squeeze them to relieve stress from time to time. If you’re looking to buy these definitely do, you will not regret it
I finally ordered a set of these after buying some knockoffs from China. These are 100% better and are well worth the money. Now I wish I had some more.
Our only complaint was they took too long to arrive.. understand why, also because of the dollar they were very overpriced... but the emails I sent regarding there arrival they were very prompt... so all good in the end
My son 12 year old son loves these. Due to their size it seems like the build options are limitless.
My son had wanted these for a while. He always has them with him wherever he goes. The rest of our family have a hard time not grabbing a chunk from him top play with. I know we will be getting more.
I originally bought a Triumph Set 5-6 years ago, and always desired more magnets. Zen Magnets are obviously known for their quality, which is why I went back to them for this set. Recently I decided to buy something nice for myself, and went with the Mandala set. Never have I been more satisfied. The price for me was really just for the magnets, but the packaging really nails it. Such a beautiful box and packaging. The only negative I have is that I wish I still had more magnets. Once you have the mandala set and start building those large structures you only wish you could do with the smaller set, you try to take it one step further and realize you need more magnets.
Now I understand how small, magnetic metal balls can become a “thing” in your life. I’ve just experienced small, flat, round magnetic metals, and these Zen balls take the prize for entertainment value.
Ive had an original set for years but lost one magnet and never got around to messing with them until recently. I decided to order a new kit so that not only would i have a spare, id have more to play with. They sent them out so quick for everything going on with covid and the free shipping was fast as well. Huge thank you to zen magnets!
I've owned similar magnet sets before and none have been of this quality. The tolerances are the best I've seen. So far I haven't seen any wear on the magnets after many hours of use. The accessories are high quality, though the outer layer of the PVC card tool has started to peel. The bamboo box is very nice. I plan on buying a Mandala set later this year.
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