The inventor? Greyson MacLean, who is a bit of an authority on toys, mainly because he was nine years old when he invented BrickStix. He liked building with interlocking blocks, but didn’t like how the stickers that came with the sets just, well, stuck there. Then, inspiration struck: he saw the thin, removable UV label from a pair of sunglasses, Greyson went into action, and before long, BrickStix was earning raves at the New York Toy Fair. The MacLeans turned their finished family basement into an on-the-fly production studio.
In the short time since, Greyson’s innovation has won six major toy awards, all while he and his family continue to come up with fun new themes and designs. A testimony to the power of imagination, BrickStix encourage kids to change things up at playtime.