A wonderful example of nature-derived abstraction and visual effect along the lines of Aalto's famous vases, but here the full spectrum of the Northern Lights is visible at once, and happily rendered in indestructible material.
Like pretty much any other brick or block construction toy Kapla infuses a meta-aesthetic in every creation. There is a certain visual resolution it reaches and holds across projects: the blankness almost complete, it demands upfront an imaginative interpretation rather than being coy about it.
A different set of colors or patterns and this would have nailed a pop look, but what it misses visually it makes up for with a kiddie spell casting mojo that ensnares the attention of every child in the room. Something about the sound of it snick-snacking together and the twirl of limbs attached to it perhaps.
Yes, it owes a lot to the aesthetic/functional simplicity established in the field of toy trainery by Brio, but that in fact is its main selling point. It is compatible with that more detailed world and serves as a low-cost infrastructure extension.
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