Do you know what day it is? It’s tough keeping 365 days of the year straight all the time. Correction, this leap year has 366 days to make matters worse. I have to glance at the calendar at least ten times a day to figure out what today is. But here’s a new way to keep current. The Blocks Puzzle Calendar forces you to build the days of the month, which might help those who are constantly getting dates all mixed up and getting in trouble as a result.
The calendar is ideal for people who thrive on ‘hands-on’ projects. If you can get a grasp on the date, it might trigger something in your brain that decides to care. No matter what configuration you put the blocks in, the calendar is always going to look colorful and visually stimulating; very much like a Lego masterpiece. You’ll actually look forward to the end of the month so that you can build the next month from scratch.
A colorful and whimsical way to track time.Your desktop calendar. Look at it. All plain and vanilla-boring. Blue squares on white paper, perhaps scribbled with dentist appointments or Mom’s birthday. Maybe there’s a cute calico-kitten-photo above that says “Hang in there!” It’s enough to make you want to rethink your very existence.
Lucky for you, the calendar you use to keep track of days of the week and major events is made from puzzle tiles. Not only does the Puzzle Calendar keep your brain wrapped around your busy schedule, but it keeps your fidgety fingers occupied – it’s got the added bonus of letting you play with puzzle tiles while on the job.
- Re-arrange the blocks to change the look of your calendar each month
- Use the icon blocks to flag special events
- 77 tiles with dates, days, blanks and icons to describe your month
- Not Lego compatible
The Blocks Puzzle Calendar includes icons and printed blocks to mark important dates of travel, holiday, shopping, and the random birthday. I don’t see any month or year blocks, but a simple Post-It or a printed label would resolve that problem. At least you have blocks for each day of the week.
Is it Lego compatible? No, but you could construct other Lego things around the calendar and celebrate themes if you’d like. For example, Star Wars mini-figures could gather around the structure during the month of May. You could also buy six different sets of BrickStix LEGO Decals to stick on the bricks.
Go to ThinkGeek.com to buy the Blocks Puzzle Calendar for $9.99.