Monthly Archives: May 2016

Boardgame fans heading en masse to the Midlands

uk games expo

To say I’m quite a fan of Boardgames would be about accurate, I find there are plenty of titles I’d like to play but the taking in the rulebook puts me right off. Last week I co-hosted an event for the UK games distributor Esdevium and we played Pandemic, the …

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You’ve been PomPom Wow(ed)


Recently arriving on-shelf the new crafting craze, one which we think should rival Loombands is Pom Pom Wow. Anyone who remembers the painstaking process of creating these with wool and cardboard back in the day will marvel at the three steps it takes to unleash these minature wonders. Stick it on …

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Very BIG and very bouncy

Bouncy Castle

We’ve been lucky enough to experience the extra mile that the organisers of Camp Bestival go to in creating about the best family festival on planet Earth – Surpassed themselves this time they have. Together with Something Creatives they’ve only gone and actually built the words biggest bouncy castle, enough …

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Big Ben (and adjoining building) in Brick


What a time to be alive…Driverless cars, missions to Mars, medical advances, new LEGO sets – The latter we’re focusing on today, set number 10253 has been announced today. The latest addition to the Creator Expert range this 4,000 plus piece build is a stunner, the tower standing 60cm upon …

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PJ Masks – More superb merchandise incoming


After the big splash made by the PJ Masks toys and games at New York Toy Fair I was keen to get more news on how soon these products would be appearing at retail. I’m asked almost daily by families on YouTube and social media who have children pestering daily …

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Colouring 2.0

Scene alive with free app

We’ve been doing it the same way for thousands of years, from early cave dweller etchings getting primitive hues to the recent resurgence in colouring-in with all manner of grown-up books (Game of Thrones a firm favourite at Toyology Towers) to fill in with new fancy felt tip pen sets. A …

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Olympic mascots get bricked


Olympic mascots for Rio, Vinicius and his Paralympic pal Tom, have been released as official LEGO sets for the games this summer. The duo, whilst having similarity in style with the popular Mixels range, are pretty decent incarnations. Each is 197 pieces in total and likely to be highly sought …

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Bounce – A brilliant brain bending game

Bounce Little Miss

Every now and then games pop along that we get a tad carried away with and forget to share the news with “the rest of the class” – The new Bounce ranges of cards fall firmly into this category and tick all the boxes for fun amongst kids or as …

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Danish brick getting a grilling


Intrepid explorer, author, broadcaster and one time LEGO ambassador has taken the trouble to try and point something out that no-one else seemingly knew.  Speaking to head teachers at the annual conference of the Boarding Schools’ Association in Manchester he stated LEGO ‘has ruined the world’. He also claimed it …

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