SmartMax Build & Connect offers new features that increase your building options. Connectors can be attached to any structure with a thickness of up to 2" , allowing both " up" and " down" building. In addition, included with each connector is an expandable long bar/ball combo. Expandable bars are perfect for when SmartMax creations need a little more length. The Build & connect Set includes 16 medium bars, 4 long bars, 2 red clamps, 2 extendable bars, 4 metal balls with screws and 6 metal balls. SmartMax enables young children to explore magnetism safely, with strong, oversized pieces that are specifically designed for handling by young kids. SmartMax products are safe and durable, made from the highest quality materials. Our magnets are incredibly strong, able to carry up to 60 times their own weight. SmartMax magnetic bars feature unique color codes: " Cold" -colored bars (blue, green, purple) attract " warm" colored bars (red, orange, yellow). Warm-colored bars repel other warm-colored bars, cold-colored bars repel other cold-colored bars. SmartMax products include complete, colorful guides with both product information and sample designs. All parts can be combined with all existing SMARTMAX® sets, creating an endless range of possibilities.