101: the basics

how do you make anything out of magnet balls? we’ll show you! this build is made from 512 speks and uses 1 color. watch the video or check out the step by step guide below. ↓

  • the chain.

    the first step to any shape is turning that clump into a chain. starting with one or two speks, patiently pull a chain from your tangled mess.


  • the tube.

    wrap your chain around your finger to create a tube. ready for something neat? pull it out back into a chain and repeat.


  • interlocked.

    start by wrapping your chain around a ring of 6 speks and keep going. eventually you’ll have a hexagonal sheet with interlocking speks.


  • aligned.

    again, start with your chain and zig-zag them back and forth folding at the highlighted speks. the speks will be lined up side by side.


  • quick tip.

    speks not connecting in a chain? or fitting together interlocked instead of aligned? flip them! magnets are funny, but this will fix it most of the time!


  • 6 sided shape.

    start with a ring of 6 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. the speks will be interlocking.


  • five sided shape.

    start with a ring of 5 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. this shape will not be flat.


  • four sided shape.

    start with a ring of 4 speks. wrap the chain around the ring until there are 3 speks on each side. this shape will be even less flat!

  • the end.

    want more how-to's? back to speks ed.

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wanna make another shape?

<span>408:</span> the pillow cube
408: the pillow cube

level 4 • 384 speks

<span>217:</span> the pillow pyramid
217: the pillow pyramid

level 2 • 418 speks

<span>407:</span> the spexmas tree
407: the spexmas tree

level 4 • 512 speks

<span>408:</span> the pillow cube
408: the pillow cube

level 4 • 384 speks

<span>217:</span> the pillow pyramid
217: the pillow pyramid

level 2 • 418 speks

<span>407:</span> the spexmas tree
407: the spexmas tree

level 4 • 512 speks

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