Dec 23, 2010 8:05 AM
Still looking for a gift for your young brainiac, and not quite comfortable with their request for Bunsen burners? A Young Mad Scientist's First Alphabet Blocks ($39) are a much safer and cooler alternative. These beautifully crafted American maple blocks feature original pen-and-ink drawings that have been laser engraved. Each set includes all 26 letters of the alphabet on five blocks. Our favorites include Underground Lair, Caffeine, Appendages, Dirigible, Freeze Ray, Henchmen, Jargon and Laser.