Book Review - LEGO Space: Building the Future

~ Posted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 6:54 AM ~

A couple of months ago, I reviewed a LEGO PDF book called "Beautiful LEGO". Of course, as a mother of a 4.5 years old boy who is a big fan of Lego stuff, I just can't say no when I see another LEGO book available for review!

Title: LEGO Space: Building the Future
Author: Peter Reid, Tim Goddard

Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN-13/-10:  978-1-59327-521-1 / 1-59327-521-8
Paperback:  216 pages

Description from the product page:
"Come explore an incredible LEGO® universe in LEGO Space: Building the Future. Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to life in this unique vision of the future, built completely from LEGO bricks. A selection of step-by-step building instructions will have you constructing your own cosmic creations to play with at home. Marvel at interstellar battlecruisers, space pirates, charming robots, and other stunning builds from an amazing future!"

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I had initially thought this book was an illustrations of the history of space travel and the marvels of space vehicles and gadgets - redo using Lego bricks. As we flipped further through the book, we realised it is a story of space in future. I am in awe of the number of pages of step by step illustrations on how to build the spaceships, robots, etc shown in the book.

I would however prefer if the book is organised by the story first and the step by step illustrations to build to be located after the story part. That would make it a pleasant experience to read the story fully and then for those who are interested to build the spaceships etc can flip through to the end of the book for guidance.

In summary, it  is a fun Lego book on space adventures and vehicles and all sorts relating to space that is different from the usual Lego books we have! I hope this book is able to inspire our kiddos in creating more awesome space related designs using Lego bricks.

Just in case you want to have a look at some of the creations by our 4.5 years old boy, feel free to hop over and check them out in my FB album.

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You can get this book here.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a PDF copy of the book in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

O Christmas Tree...

~ Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM ~

One early morning, I set up the Christmas tree in our room before our kiddos wake up. I wanted to surprise them with the tree, so after hubby left for work, I got down to searching for the tree in our storeroom, cleaned it up a bit and started decorating. I then lugged all the presents we got for our kiddos and arranged them under the tree. Once it was done, I waited for our kiddos to wake up.

Our 2 years old girl woke up first, looking blurred and when I pointed to the direction of the tree, she followed my finger direction and stared. Then her eyes widened and she immediately got up and went to investigate the tree and the ornaments around it.

Our 4.5 years old boy woke a short while after that and looking blur as well, he followed my finger direction and went 'Whoa! Is it from Santa?' We are never the fan of Santa Claus and to our boy, Santa is just an old grandpa who hands out presents during Christmas.

So anyway, I got our kiddos to stand next to the tree to take pictures so I could WhatsApp to my hubby. Benjamin was excited (at the presents of course!) while Alyson continued inspecting each and every ornaments around it, dropping some and we have to hang it back.

And suddenly, the whole tree toppled. Alyson pulled an ornament and somehow dragged the whole tree down. Gaaaaaaaa!!! And then Benjamin drew a warning poster and asked me to stick it near the tree so that it served as a warning to Alyson NOT to ever be near the tree anymore! Here's how the warning poster looks like:

Please excuse the funny alphabets written there (my apologies as I was too busy to continue teaching him lately, he is at letter E now, as to how he is able to write letter H, I and X, I guess he saw this letters frequently). Noticed he drew a figure on the right hand side? That's Alyson with a crossed out mark, warning her this person is not allowed at the vicinity of the Christmas tree. Hahahahah! Cute!

Oh well, I still have the warning poster up as memories. In the meantime, here's wishing you and your family a blessed holiday and wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

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Product Review - Farlin Nose Cleaning Clip & Wisecube Wooden Puzzle Geometry

~ Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM ~

I had previously reviewed some products offered by Lazada Malaysia and they have approached me again recently to review their products again! Woweeee! Of course who will say no to Lazada Malaysia?

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About the company:
"Lazada Malaysia is poised to be the single largest online mall that is part of a global cyber chain already established in Europe. We have similar sites in China, India, Singapore and the Philippines with plans to move into other parts of the world. Lazada Malaysia will change the face of shopping by offering a user-friendly, convenient and trusted e-commerce platform. "

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I received a voucher code from Lazada Malaysia that I can use to redeem up to the amount stated and I managed to get hold of a total of 4 products for my review which I will break it down into 2 separate posts (the other 2 have been reserved as kiddos' Christmas gifts) for easier reading:


# 1 : Farlin Nose Cleaning Clip

Why a nose cleaning clip you ask? With a newborn baby in our family, I think having this product is essential. Prior to this, I used a similar tweezer-like device which broke off after I accidentally clipped the tip together too hard... So anyway, at first look, the Farlin nose cleaning clip is a simple tweezer-like clip made of plastic with rounded tip and has a transparent cap to protect the tips.

I immediately washed the clip and after drying it, I decided to try it out on our almost 2.5 months old Carolyn as she lies down helplessly on the changing table hehehehe... Despite being used on a 2.5 months old baby, the tip goes into Carolyn's nostrils with ease and I was able to reach her 'treasures' or boogers without her making any fuss.

Although the clip is easy to grasp and does it job properly, I feel that the clip is a bit too weak when I tried to grasp hard to pull out the booger from my girl's nostril. It's as if there's not enough power to the clip. Otherwise, it does a good job in extracting the loose dry booger (but not the sticky harder type)

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# 2 : Wisecube Wooden Puzzle Geometry

I have always been on the lookout for educational and fun products for our kiddos, so I am delighted to be able to get this wooden puzzle games for our kiddos.

I was surprised to see there are 3 wooden puzzles in 3 different settings: 1 piece puzzle, 2 pieces puzzle and 3 pieces puzzle. For the price it was being sold, I think it was worth the value!

The puzzle shapes' size is also just right for children's fingers to grasp on to. I am very paranoid with wooden products especially at the thought of splinters and cuts but thankfully, there are no sharp edges at all.

I am a tad unhappy with the 2 slight surface cracks on one of the puzzle boards - refer picture above.

Other than that, what impressed me about this product is that it is made with non-toxic wood and the sizes are suitable enough for children 3 years and above to play.

I actually let our younger 2 years old Alyson had a go with the easiest 1 piece puzzle and she is able to complete the puzzles easily. Probably because she has been exposed to solving such puzzles in our playgroup sessions few months ago. I am hoping she will soon progressed to trying the 2 and 3 pieces puzzles though those are easily completed by our 4.5 years old Benjamin.

I used the product as part of our learning activities to teach our kiddos on shapes naming, matching the shapes and etc.

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I just want to share my feedback that the invoice does not reflect the delivery charges correctly when I placed my order for the items that I want to redeem. The voucher code does not cover the delivery charges so I was expecting to pay RM8 for the delivery of the items as stated in the invoice but when the items arrived, I found out I had to pay RM16. That is because the 4 items are separated into 2 dockets, whereby each docket costs RM8. I have already relayed my feedback on this matter to Lazada Malaysia so that other customers won’t get the similar situation in the future.

Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a voucher to redeem the products by Lazada Malaysia in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.