Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Story Blox- light up blocks

Please note I was sent product in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions and photos are my own.
My kids were super excited to receive this Story Blox set in the mail to check out.  They love to build things with their hands and use their imaginations.  And this new brand is taking children’s playing and learning to a new level.  
E-Blox was founded by a father and two sons in Illinois, with the goal of offering a new generation of educational toys through STREAM education -- Science, Technology, Reading/wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Math.   With E-Blox plug-together bricks and modules, kids can build dozens of toys and games that light up and make sounds.  

There are three product lines (circuit, power and story).  We reviewed the Story Blox.  This line follows the adventures of Seymour and his robot Robyn as they investigate a mysterious 
light in the distant ocean horizon. The storybook includes QR codes that create an interactive 
learning environment using online resources. Models are built in several parts of the story with the over 100 included parts, further enhancing the learning experience. Read a story, research using QR codes, and build 8 different models with this cool and amazing kit! sources. 
In these pictures they are building "The Factory."  While the recommended age is 8+, my 5 year old could easily snap the pieces together. The set came with an instruction book with 8 different build projects in it and with a little help from his sister he could get them built.  The best part is the LED lights, as it comes with red, blue and green lights.  This set required a 9 volt battery, and being able to illuminate their buildings was very cool for them to do.
 All products are compatible with LEGO and will take your children’s playing and learning to a new level. Products can be found on Amazon for purchase.  Other items available for purchase include:
Product: Circuit Blox 72
  • 72 Projects to Build: Create endless possibilities with the 72 different projects that you can 
  • build in this E-Blox Building Blocks Kit. Using 35 different parts, children can build a Nerve 
  • Tester, Hand Crank Generator Backup Power Source, and a lot more, by following the
  •  Manual Instructions provided.
  • Complete Set: This building blocks kit for kids includes a maze, hand-crank generator, 
  • press switch, push-button switch, reed switch, lamp, LEDs, alarm, and other parts and 
  • accessories needed in creating 72 different projects. Requires 3 "AA" batteries.
MSRP: $29.99 | Amazon

Power Blox Line
The patented technology of the Power Blox line consists of tin-plated blocks that connect to a 
battery block, powering electric component blocks. The plated blocks used in Power Blox allow 
you to seamlessly integrate electronic circuitry into your builds (aka no wires). 
Product: Power Blox Builds Plus Set with LED Light-Up Building Blocks 
MSRP: $39.99 | Amazon

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