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22 Aug, 2012

If you love Lego, you might also like this

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Oh! Things!

These are called Nanoblocks. We picked up a few sets at FAO Schwartz when we were in NYC in August (which I still haven’t written much about – sigh).

The girls chose a tree frog and giraffe. The giraffe has about 130 pieces.

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Mark chose a penguin. I chose the terrier, which is charmingly depicted in this wee video:

I want to clarify that NANO means nano. The pieces are SMALL:

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… which makes building each critter a whole lot more crazymaking challenging. Once I started thinking of it as a sort of puzzle I was able to have more fun with it. The kids were almost better at it than we were, what with their smaller fingers. Small fingers + small building blocks = success.

I think this one took about 30 minutes to build. The results are pretty adorable.

Meet our Nano Giraffe!

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Cute eh?

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2 Responses to "If you love Lego, you might also like this"

1 | Wendy [mapsgirl]

August 23rd, 2012 at 7:19 am

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Those are neat! My girls would like those :)

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