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Nanoblocks super tiny blocks!
My 7 year old’s interests truly amaze me. He loves sports and more often than not, he’s tossing a ball around. When he’s not, he’s either building with construction blocks or putting together a puzzle. I love that he can go from being really active to a quiet yet mentally engaging activity so easily. He’s always very determined when it comes to building sets. He likes to work until they’re complete, no matter how big the project. When I heard about Nanoblocks I knew he’d be up for the challenge.
Nanoblocks are the world’s smallest building block construction system from The Ohio Art Company which is now for sale in TARGET stores! The mini series is pictured above. We got the Green Tree Frog. This set has over 80 pieces and is a level 2 for difficult (5 is the most difficult). The sets were designed for ages 8 and up but since Jackson has quite a bit of experience with building blocks, I was confident he’d be able complete these sets.
They’re harder than I thought! The pieces really are tiny! He got a little frustrated when he put a few pieces in the wrong place and couldn’t get them back off. He tried his Lego too but it was too big to work with these small pieces and I had to help him. Personally, I like the fact that Nanoblocks are a bit more challenging. He’ll have to work a little harder and a little longer to put each set together but he’ll feel more accomplished in the end!
The Sights to See series is even more challenging with a lot more pieces. We received the Sydney Opera House set pictured above right. With a level 4 difficulty and over 430 pieces, this set will keep Jackson busy for awhile.
Nanoblocks are a great quiet time activity that is engaging and fun for little builders. Prices range from around $11 for a mini set all the way up to around $300 for a Deluxe set. You can find out more here or check them out in Target stores!
Nanoblock is hosting it’s first-ever national nanoblock® Award: Build It Your Way Competition. Put your imaginations to the test and build your very own unique creations using only nanoblock® bricks. The winner will be crowned TATSUJIN: Master of nanoblock® along a FREE vacation for a family of four and other amazing prizes!
How the nanoblock® Build It Your Way Competition works:
- Entry Phase: From February 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014, parents/applicants can upload a photo of their original nanoblock® creation in one of two categories, under 500 pieces and over 500 pieces. There is no limit to the number of submissions per applicant. Submissions are accepted at www.YourNanoblockCreations.
- Judging Phase: All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of a mixture of toy industry opinion leaders and Ohio Art representatives. The top five finalists will be selected and notified on or around September 15, 2014.
- Winner Phase: One grand prize-winner will receive a $4,000 travel voucher. A first and second prize winner will be selected in each category (under 500 pieces and over 500 pieces). Two first prize winners will receive an iPod nano and nanoblock® sets (one set per month of their choice) for a year. Two second prize winners will receive nanoblock® sets (one set per month of their choice) for a year. Winners will be announced, on or around, September 21, 2014 and featured on The Ohio Art website and the official nanoblock® Facebook and Twitter pages.
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