Monday, November 16, 2015

What in the World is a PinBlock???

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



No two ways around it, PinBlock Toys are a lot of fun. The video above shows a bit about them, and the 'schmego' thing makes me laugh, because while I do love that brand they're talking about...they really do hurt when you step on them. ;)  I'm all for options though, and there's def. room for both brands in the house. In fact, both brands are awesome completely in their own special ways.


The magnetic pieces in the PinBlock sets are all the same size, and they pivot and bend so you can create and build most anyting you can think of...or you can follow the particular plan for the kit you purchase. The number of pinblocks in a set allows you to build very large items. We have selected the Silver Falcon set and will be enrossed in putting this bad boy together for quite some time to come. My son loves, loves, loves to build so this is going to be a blast for him.


The colors for our set are red, silver and black. They come in a handy box with a plastic insert with deep walls, so you're not prone to lose these pieces easily. I like that little feature quite a bit, actually, and the pieces stick together because they're magnetic, so you're not likely to find them all over the house either (hurrah!).


I've put a picture of the magnets above. You can see that they're nice and small which allows for so many great ideas to come to fruition.The magnets are strong and hold tightly so you don't have to worry about your precious time being ruined from a faulty product or an unfortunate mishap. Since the pieces are magnetic though, they do also come apart easily if that's what you want them to do.


The instructions are done in illustrations that make it easy to understand. They are color-coded too, so there's absolutely no guess work if you're following the pattern.


It walks you through the building process from step one, all the way to the end. And this kit is amazing. I love this set, and have never seen anything like it until now. I DEFINITELY recommend it for gift giving (Christmas, birthday, a good-grades reward, whatever!).

You can learn more about Pinblock by visiting their website. The site is fun too, it shows all kinds of kits and creations. I'm loving the girl castle and the Star Wars creations!! You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Have you ever seen a set like this before?

25 comments:

  1. Never seen one like that before, but yeah, I can imagine they'd hurt to step on haha but can't create without spreading them about

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  2. I'd give it a try. Looks more difficult than Lego. No?

    Hi Rosey!

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    1. Not more difficult. Different though!! I like them both, a lot!

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  3. I'm astounded at the toys available to kids nowadays!

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  4. Looks like a toy to keep the kiddos busy for hours! They love to build things, don't they?

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  5. How fun is this? I guarantee that both of my boys would love this.

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  6. Those look neat! They look easier to do than the lego, to me.

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  7. These look cool and different. And yes OUCH any of those type things hurt!

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  8. Looks challenging but fun. We love games in our house.

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  9. I've never seen those before but I know my son would love this because he loves building things. He usually gets legos but you can only have so many of those! We will have to give these a try!

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  10. PinBlock Toys look like a cross between a mechanical pencil refill and legos . I've never heard of them but they seems cool

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  11. This looks like a toy my son would love for Christmas!

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  12. Oh my son would have had a blast making his own designs. These would be so fun to build with.

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  13. I know two 8-year-old boys who love for Santa to deliver this to them for the holidays; sharing with their mom.

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  14. My husband is a life-long "schmego" fan but I bet you he would love these too! Looks like a challenge!

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  15. My little cousin would love something like this. He is really into building things and this will showcase his creativity.

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  16. My oldest loved Legos, but he has outgrown them...These look more challenging. I'll be he would love a set!

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  17. My 11yr old loves these kind of things. He loves anything that he can build so this will totally be up his alley.

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  18. This looks like a great toy. My girls like to build things and this would be a great toy for them.

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  19. We have not heard of these yet....
    You better believe my son would add them to the list once he hears about them though!

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  20. I have a little builder at home and those definitely look fun and great for fine motor skill development!

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  21. I would have loved something like this when I was young. Following the photos and ending up with something so cool! Love it.

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  22. Looks like a fun Christmas gift! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. These look so much easier for kids to make than legos. They look easier to take apart too

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