Buckyballs MagnetsNeed an awesome gift for your boss? One word: Buckyballs. These super powerful rare earth magnets can be molded into endless shapes and are the perfect desk toy.

Each set of Buckyballs contain 216 magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in basically unlimited configurations.

Buckyballs Magnet Creations

Need some magnetic inspiration? There are tons of videos on YouTube and event a BuckyBalls Flickr Group of people showing off their Buckyball magnet sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, etc.

Safety Concerns

In addition to blenders, please keep your Buckyballs away from kids. These little balls are tiny and might look yummy. We wonder what kind of havoc 216 super magnets would do to your intestines. Experts say they can tear and damage internal organs. Sounds painful… not to mention a very expensive to repair.

What Happens WHen You Put Buckyballs Into a Blender?

Blendtec founder Tom Dickson likes to blend everything from iPhones to brooms on his YouTube channel called ‘Will it Blend?‘ In this episode, he poured a box of Buckyballs into a Blendtec blender. The toy Neodymium rare earth magnets create sparks when they impact each other at high speeds. The small flames and glowing trails you see are because the dust of neodymium magnets is incredibly flammable. Please don’t try this at home.

Buckyballs Magnets Are A Great Gift Idea

Buckyballs make a perfect office toy. Inexpensive, fun, creative outlet and stress reliever all rolled into one. So good in fact, MethodShop is declaring Buckyballs to be the “Best Boss Gift” of the year. You can find Buckyballs sets online for about $10.

Diamond lattice

minted methodshopBuckyballs is part of the MethodShop Gadget Gift Guide. There’s something for everyone. From tiny stocking stuffers to $300 flashlights that can light a cigarette. We’ve hand-selected some of the most popular gadgets this holiday season and organized them into a little interactive shopping list.