Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning


Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!(Note: I was given a free set of the Top-Secret Mirror Cubes to review but that did not affect my opinion.)

When I was young back in the Mesozoic Era, I loved reading the Hardy Boys books. (I was a tomboy and thought Nancy Drew was SUCH a sissy!)

As I grew older, that interest led me to read spy novels, stories of intrigue and derring-do.

I wanted to join the CIA and help save the world from all of the bad buys.

(I still do. I think that would be out-of-this-world exciting . . . but my age and creaky body do not work in my favor for being accepted. Rats!)

So, when I saw the Lakeshore Learning secret mirror cubes, I was instantly drawn back into my secret desire of being an undercover agent.

Maybe if I couldn’t REALLY be one, I could pretend along with my grandchildren!

The Top-Secret Mirror Cubes come with 12 plastic cubes — 6 mirror cubes and 6 black extension cubes. The cubes are 3 inches wide and have a simple slip-together attachment method.

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

The mirror cubes come with a handy-dandy gadget guide. It shows different ways that you can assemble the cubes to help you in your spying needs . . . around corners, over sofas, over a fence . . .

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

The guide has secret missions to do. It shows how to make the  necessary spy lens, tells how many cubes you needs, and shows how to assemble it.

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

So, choose you mission and assembly your spy cubes!

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

Now, it’s time to set out on your spying mission.

Don’t have a trench coat, fedora, and sunglasses for your mission? Don’t worry! A blue-and-white striped t-shirt works just as well.

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

Success! Secret Agent Elliot completed his mission. He’s saved the world. All is well. Phew!

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!

I like these mirror cubes because they encourage creative play. The guide encourages kids to come up with their own spying creation. Kids have to figure out how to assemble the cubes together so that the mirror cubes work properly.

I have only one smidgeon of reservation with this toy. Sometimes the gadget that you create falls apart. It can be frustrating to have it noisily clank to the floor when you’re secretly spying.

Maybe Lakeshore could have their manufacturers fix it. (Having the attachment lip on the gray cubes be a little bit bigger might help the cubes stay together better.) The trick is to have the cubes fit snuggly together but not too much to make it hard for children to put together and take apart.

 These top-secret mirror cubes sell for $29.99 and are for children ages 3 to 6 years old. You know, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this could be a fun Christmas (or birthday) gift to give a grandchild.

I love shopping at Lakeshore Learning.Their products are fun and educational and so much better than what you can find in a big box store. My grandkids have enjoyed the Mold & Play Sensory Sand kit and making a wind soc at our local Lakeshore store.

Lakeshore Learning has been providing high-quality educational products since 1954. Check them out as you do your holiday shopping! I’m sure you’ll find a plethora of great ideas!

Thanks for sharing!

8 thoughts on “Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    I think I read a Mrs. Pollifax book in grade school . . . but that was back in the Mesozoic era and I can’t remember for sure. I’ll have to check those books out and share with my grandchildren.

  • Melinda Mitchell

    I love them as well! Lakeshore, I meant. I’ve never had my hands on the cubes.
    You’re not too old to be a spy! What about Mrs. Pollifax? I love her books!!

    “Mrs. Emily Pollifax is the heroine of a series of spy-mystery novels by Dorothy Gilman. … Mrs. Pollifax is an elderly widow who has come to find life dull and is almost ready to end it all out of sheer boredom.”
    Blogging Grandmothers

  • Clearissa Coward

    These are great!! How nice to find a toy that encourages creative play instead of another video game. Your post has been shared. Thank you for partying with #blogginggrandmothers.

  • Grammy

    GREAT Christmas gift idea! Grandbabies would love it! Thank you for partying with us at Blogging Grandmothers Link Party! We’ve shared your post on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

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