Tuesday, November 13, 2012

nanoblock

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From RP Toys

What are Nanoblocks?

Nanoblock is a micro-sized building block system with its smallest piece being a mere 4mmX4mmX5mm. Challenging and fun for all the construction enthusiasts in the family, nanoblock lets you build in greater detail than ever before.  The sets ranges from simple constructions to very complicated.

My Thoughts

I was offered to review a new type of building blocks recently and my curiosity was picked.   The nanoblocks have entered the Canadian market this fall and apparently they are highly popular in the US.    While looking at their website, I quickly realized that it was a miniature version of another building block company that is widely popular throughout the world.   I saw potential in these miniature blocks and wanted to review some packs.   I received the following packs to review.

Terrierdog

Create 3D works of animal art with nanoblock! These micro-sized building blocks will enable you to execute even the finest details like never before! With over 110 pieces, watch in amazement as our little white terrier dog takes shape right beneath your fingers tips! With a finished size of 2.25” w X 2” d X 2” h, this little guy fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Includes detailed color instructions. For ages 8+.

koalaKoala

Create 3D works of animal art with nanoblock! These micro-sized building blocks will enable you to execute even the finest details like never before! With over 150 pieces, watch in amazement as this tree dwelling koala bear takes shape right beneath your fingers tips! With a finished size of 2.25” w X 1.25”d X 3.375” h, this adorable mammal is able to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. Includes detailed color instructions. For ages 8+.

Neuschwanstein Castlecastle

You don’t have to be an engineer to create with nanoblock! With these micro-sized building blocks, 3D buildings are constructed like never before! Watch in amazement as buildings are erected to even the tiniest detail. Germany’s Castle Neuschwanstein is an example of 19th century Romantic architecture. Watch as it takes shape beneath your hands with over 550 pieces. Finished size: 3″ x 3″ x 3.” Includes detailed color instructions. For ages 8+.

Each pieces are extremely tiny – with a size of 4x4x5 mm.   Trust me when I tell you that they are so small that if a piece goes on the floor and you vacuum you can be certain it will disappear really fast!  Still the miniature blocks have potential for kids (and adults) who love to build with blocks.   A new challenge for building blocks fans have arrived in stores.   I love the mini packs with animals but I think my favorite one would be the Sites to See series which allow you to build micro-sized buildings that can be found everywhere in the world. 

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You can also get the deluxe series with three major building projects; the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Himeji Castle or the Space Shuttle.  The deluxe version of the Neuschwanstein Castle contains over 5,800 pieces, including LED lights.   It looks amazing on their photo. 

neuschwansteinDeluxe

I consider these building blocks would be a perfect gift for serious builders in your family.   The tiny blocks will give them a new challenge and help them to explore new skills.   I think this will become a toy that will be widely popular this year at Christmas.   Visit MyNanoblock to discover all the different kits that they have.   I hope that they will make a ladybug in a near future as I would love to add it to my personal collection of ladybug products.

Nanoblocks are available now at Toys “R” Us and other select Canadian specialty toy stores, including Scholar’s Choice. Prices range from $10 to $50 depending on the set purchased.

They are also available on amazon.com.

     

 Disclaimer: Thanks to Bullpen PR and RP Toys for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. I really love Nanoblocks--I have built about seven of them (I am lucky enough to have friends in Japan so they have sent me some that are hard to find here) I really like them.
    I will probably collect as many of thema as I can get my hands on.
    I have written about them on my blog. please check it out at jackofallhobby.blogspot.ca

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