Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Toy Review & Giveaway: Rokenbok

I was contacted by the Rokenbok toy company and they offered to send a Deluxe ROK Blocks set to play with (with my boys of course) and review.  We get to keep the free set and frankly we already have plans to add more Rokenbok sets to our toy collection.

Once we received it, I wanted to wait for a day where we had a large chunk of playtime so that we could introduce this new toy and have ample time to play with them.  Well, let's just say I'm glad we prepared accordingly.  My husband and our two boys played with the Rokenbox toys for over an hour that first day and again that evening after dinner!  Since then it's been something the kids bring out nearly every day!

The set comes with enough pieces to make some VERY large vehicles, airplanes, helicopters and tractor trailers to name a few!  Directions to make these items come with the set and are very easy to follow.  The blocks link together in a similar fashion to Legos except instead of only being able to build up, you can build out too! Rokenbok's can connect to all 6 sides of each block.  They are sturdy, stay together (even while being flown around the room by my 2 1/2 year old).  Both my boys ages 4 & 2 1/2 can create with this toy.  They can easily snap the pieces together and take them apart without much and sometime no assistance.

Here is Andy and my husband Chris, they have built a space shuttle and launcher!

One downfall for us was the little parts.  The age range for this toy starts at 3 years old and with my Andy coming in just shy of that 3 year old mark, I'm certain that is why I find the small parts a bit annoying.  My 4 year old is perfectly able to keep the small parts in order.  The small parts ARE quite important as they offer support for large longer sections of blocks and create the ability to have swiveling moving parts like a helicopter blade or a swiveling trailer bed. Those abilities far outweigh the fact that the pieces are small and need to be kept with the set. If this is a toy you think your child would be interested in I do suggest waiting until they are a solid 3 years old. With that being said, we have already put bugs in our family members ears for more of these toys for holiday gifts.  Both of my little boys (and my big boy A.K.A. husband) really enjoy building with these toys.  I enjoy it too!

Rokenbok offers toys for children much older than the toddler set too, some even come with remote control abilities.  They all work with the same beginner set that I have reviewed here.  So as your children get older and more able you can add to the set adding lots of fun and interest for years to come.  There are four age levels with the top level for children 9 and older.  I see Rokenbok toys as investment toys that their quality will stand up to time and they will be played with for quite a while.

Check out this video to see Rokenbok in action:


To see more videos featuring Rokenbok visit their YouTube site! 

Rokenbok has graciously offered to give one of my readers their very own set!  If you happen to be an unlucky reader they have also extended this special offer to you! Free gifts are always great right?

How you can enter:

Required for Entry -
* Leave one comment below sharing who you would like to give this set to, INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN! 

Bonus Entries (you'll get ONE EXTRA ENTRY for each of these below, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each of them noting what you did AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!) -
* "Like" ROKENBOK on Facebook, leave a comment here letting me know you "liked" them INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

* Follow ROKENBOK on Twitter, leave a comment here letting me know you followed them INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.


* Follow Me with Google Friend Connect, leave a comment here letting me know you followed me INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. (if you already have connected via GFC then just leave a comment stating this is the case)



* Follow Me on Twitter, leave a comment here letting me know you followed me INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. (if you already have connected via Twitter then just leave a comment stating this is the case)

This giveaway will run until Wednesday, October 13th at 11:59 PM ET.  The winner will be announced Thursday, Oct 14th!

**All thoughts and opinions on the product mentioned above are my own. I genuinely like this product and that is why I've decided to share it with you.**

34 comments:

DrDrama said...

I followed Rokenbok on Twitter, liked them on Facebook and am leaving a comment. Great prize!

Christie said...

I would love to give this to my niece who loves all types of blocks.

Emma B said...
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Emma B said...

I would give this to my kids and husband - these blocks would keep all of them occupied for hours!
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Emma B said...

I Like Rokenbok on FB
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Emma B said...

I follow Rokenbok on Twitter
ebuchanan at gmail dot com

Emma B said...

I follow you on Google
ebuchanan at gmail dot com

Emma B said...

and I follow you on Twitter! LOL!
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Nikki said...

this is a great give away cara!
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Anthony Moretti said...

I know that Rolinson guy. He's pretty cool.

Russ said...

Rokenbok followed on fb and Twitter, cara followed on Twitter too. I want to win the set for my son Andrew who's 5. He would LOVE this. Russl9977@Verizon.net.

elizabeth said...
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elizabeth said...

These look like soooo much fun! I would give these to my sons (4 1/2) - they would absolutely LOVE playing with these blocks and have a ton of fun!!

etoman at comcast dot net

elizabeth said...

I Like Rokenbok on Facebook
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Brian said...

My daughter turns 4 in two weeks and she would love these! She builds with legos all the time and this is better!

brian dot dupper at gmail dot com

quitecontrary1977 said...

I want them for me. But I guess I'd let my daughter play with them, too!
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quitecontrary1977 said...

I follow Rokenbok on twitter
quitecontrary77
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quitecontrary1977 said...

I like Rokenbok on fB
Mary Jenkins
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quitecontrary1977 said...

I follow your blog on GFC
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Lisa said...

I'd actually give it to Steve, as he's been wanting a Rokenbok set forever, so it would be his and hopefully he'd share with Jackson :)

Lisa said...

I think I set myself up as a follower as well.

lisa @ stephenwolfe dot com

(the last post was mine too...I didn't put my email because i'm an idiot.)

Allie said...

I liked Rokenbok on Facebook.
allie357 at comcast dot net I know my daughter would love these.

Annie and Greg said...

My two boys (and mostly me) would love this! I am sure they would be happy to share them with their new brothers in another 3 years and few odd months too. Email me when I win at annie@gkline.com :)

Melissa said...

I liked Rokenbok on FB. melissasmurray 'at' comcast 'dot' net

Annie and Greg said...

Rokenbok and I are are now tight on FB.

annie@gkline.com

Annie and Greg said...

Following Rokenbok on twitter too!

annie@gkline.com

Annie and Greg said...

AND! You and I are twitter friends too!

annie@gkline.como

jen said...

Would love to win this for my almost 4yo son - we've been searching for a new construction toy for him as he loves building.

jen said...

I "Like" Rokenbok!

jen said...

I follow RokenbokToys!

jen said...

I follow you!

jen said...

And I'm a GFC follower as well.

Jenn said...

These look great - Hudson would love them!
I liked Rokenbok on FB and will follow them on Twitter once the site is up.

Great gift!

Alaina Frederick said...

I'd love to give this to my Karter for his birthday. He loves to build and be creative!