What is LaQ?
LaQ (pronounced as La Kyuu) is a very simple, yet highly creative and tactile construction toy which makes an infinite possibility of creation from just 7 types of block parts (2 base parts and 5 joint parts).
LaQ pieces make a fun snapping noise when putting the pieces together. A child will know that the pieces are firmly connected with this snapping noise, and this “SNAP!” will encourage the child to continue creating a personal toy. It is easy to take apart as well.
Piecing together these parts are not only great fun, but helps a child learn how to concentrate through creative play. LaQ allows kids to start with simple shapes, and then rapidly imagine and build their own creations. The picture below shows how a child can learn and have fun making simple 2D models through to more complicated and advanced models as they develop greater skills and familiarity. The largest sets have complex 3D models that challenge teenagers and adults alike.
LaQ is completely unique in how the blocks can create spherical geometric shapes using a minimum number of parts.
LaQ is an ideal toy to LEARN through PLAY, and PLAY is FUN!
LaQ is approved by educational professionals to be an ideal toy to use in day care centers, kindergartens and numerous children’s facilities. Children learn ways to express creative imagination, and build their concentration simply through play.
LaQ encourages a child to use his imagination and creativity to the fullest by discovering ways to physically build what he sees in his creative mind.
- LaQ is invented, designed and made in Japan.
- It is now spread internationally to over 27 countries including Europe, USA Australia and Asia.
- LaQ has been used in childcare centres and schools across many different countries for educational value and fun.
- LaQ was invented using the concepts of Japanese traditional wooden architecture and the Japanese cultural custom of recycling. Japanese traditional wooden architecture is based on connecting pillars and sliding doors at angles, using a common base of part types and building complexity from there. Western buildings were made by stacking in brick and mortar style.
LaQ has won many toy awards including the Dr. Toy awards for Top 10 Building, Top 10 Creative and 100 Best categories.