Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nanoblock–Sites to See

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From RP Toys

My kids are passionate about block construction.  So when I got the opportunity to review the nanoblocks I jumped on it.   This time around (I first got introduced to them last year.), I received a set from the Sites to See collection which transport you to a specific monument around the world.   There are plenty of kits to choose from but in the Sites to See collection you could purchase the Big Ben, Chrysler Buiding, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building. White House, Giant Banyan Tree, Mont Saint-Michel, Kaminarimon, Deluxe Space Shuttle, Neuschwanstein Deluxe, Kinkakuji Temple, Sagrada Familia, Moai Statues, Neuschwanstein (mini), Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and the one we received the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

imageWhat I particularly like about the Sites to See collection is that it can be intertwined with geography studies for homeschoolers.  Studying Italy – no problem, build the Leaning Tower of Pisa.   Jumping to France next, plan in advance and get the Eiffel Tower at the same time.  This would definitively make your lessons more interesting – especially if you have kids who enjoy building with blocks…

You don’t have to be an engineer to create with nanoblock – the trick in only in handling the small size…  With these micro-sized building blocks, 3D buildings take shape right beneath your fingers.   The tiniest detail is also incorporated in these packs.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa kit contains over 530 assorted size pieces.  Once completed, the structure will fit perfectly in the palm of your hand.  The finished size is 3.125″ x 3.125″ x 5.625″.  Incuded in the package are detailed color instructions. 

Obviously because of the small size of the blocks, the nanoblock products are not designed for children under the age of 8 years old. The level of Difficulty of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a  2  (on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most difficult).   Due to small parts that can be choking hazard this product is NOT for children under the age of three years old.  Personally, I would avoid giving this to children under 8 years old.

As a personal challenge, I think I would be interested in building the Deluxe Neuschwanstein Castle which contains over 5,800 pieces including LED lights.   Doesn’t it look majestic?


The nanoblock products are available at your favourite toy store, even and


Disclaimer: Thanks to RP Toys for sending me the product 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.

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