Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

~ Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:00 AM ~

Our family is a big fan of all things LEGO. Check out the robot made by our 7-year-old boy 2 years ago!!!

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Our kiddos are constantly creating new things with LEGO, so I created an album on my Facebook fan page to share the pictures of Lego creations made by them, do feel free to hop over and check them out in my FB album. Also a while back, I reviewed some LEGO books and even wrote a post to share my personal tips on buying LEGO for your child.

Now, recently I heard that LEGO will be having an upcoming "Build Your LEGO Christmas Event" but unfortunately, as much as I would like to attend this cool event with our family and kiddos, I had to restraint myself from any public functions... images of birthing in public is not a comforting thought at this phase of pregnancy LOL and hence, I told hubby to go ahead with our kiddos (so that mummy can rest before baby #4 pops out anytime hahaha)

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Now you wonder what is going on? FYI, with few weeks left to approach the season of joy and giving, LEGO® Malaysia will be hosting an exclusive "Build Your LEGO® Christmas" event at the LG Oval Concourse area at 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 9th to 20th November 2016, 10 am-10 pm.

If you want to find out more about the event, here is the info:

Date:  9-20 November 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 Venue: 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Lower Ground Oval Concourse area

FB Link on the event: http://bit.ly/BuildYourLEGOXmas

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Some of the exciting series of activities to look out for during the event includes:

• A mini cinema screening popular LEGO® TV series

• Dioramas of various LEGO® CITY and LEGO® Friends scenes, organised by three LEGO-certified user groups in Malaysia – LOM LUG LEGO® User Group of Malaysia, Synergy, and Asia Bricks

• A LEGO® Friends amusement park ferris wheel ride

• A free-playing area for children to build and display their LEGO® creations

• Meet-and-greet sessions with LEGO® CITY mascots, as well as a LEGO® Santa

• LEGO® CITY photo booths with props and costumes for fans to take memorable pictures

• Workshops for children to learn how to build their very own Santa sleigh

On 19 November 2016, there will also be a special meet & greet session with LEGO® product designer and master builder, John Ho, the creative mind behind LEGO® series such as LEGO® Bionicle and LEGO® Star Wars Buildable Figures.

 

In addition to that, during the ‘Build Your LEGO® Christmas’ event, shoppers will be able to take home a free Photo Printout with any purchase of LEGO® Play Sets/ Play Materials (exclusive to all ONECARD Kids & ONECARD members), and 1 free pack of LEGO® Christmas Cards with purchase of LEGO® Play Sets/ Play Materials worth RM100 and above.

Additionally, customers who purchase LEGO® Play Sets / Play Materials worth RM200 and above are entitled to one free pack of LEGO® Geoffrey & Friends Set (exclusive to Toys R Us Star Card members whose birthday falls in the month of November or December) and 1 box of LEGO® Santa’s Visit Set with any purchase of LEGO® Play Sets / Play Materials worth RM300 and above.

 

ANY CONTESTS?

In case you are wondering, yes yes yes, LEGO® is asking children to save Christmas this year by designing and building Santa a new, modern, cool sleigh.

Build Your LEGO Christmas Event

Hence, from 1st November until 4th December 2016, children can lend a helping hand to Santa by joining the Build Your LEGO® Christmas contest on www.LEGO.com/XMAS. There are suggested sleigh building instruction sheets available on the website which the participants can use to build and upload a photo of their very own LEGO® Santa’s sleigh with a matching description.

There are attractive prizes that you can win such as a total of 5 consolation prizes of LEGO® products worth RM200 each, as well as a Grand Prize of LEGO® products for a year worth RM2,000, which you can choose from your preferred theme. The Grand Prize winner will also have their winning sleigh featured in a final stop motion digital video aired in mid-December. How cool is that huh?

 

ANY OTHER OFFERS?

Yes, yes, yes of course there are!! Customers who shop at LEGO® certified stores and LEGOLAND will also be entitled to 1 pack of free LEGO® Christmas Cards with purchase of LEGO® Play Sets / Play Materials worth RM100 and above from 1 November (while stocks last), and 1 box of free LEGO® Santa’s Visit Sets with purchase of LEGO® Play Sets / Play Materials worth RM300 and above (starting 21 November, while stocks last).

Additionally, customers who purchase LEGO® products worth RM500 and above at LEGO® Certified Stores and online at http://brickmagic.asia also stand a chance of winning awesome prizes such as a LEGO® Star Wars Super Destroyer, LEGO® Star Wars Ewok Village, LEGO® Star Wars B-Wing Starfighter and many more!

Customers who shop at outlets such as Toys-R-Us, Hamleys, Box of Bricks, AEON, Parkson and Isetan will be able to enjoy one free pack of LEGO® Christmas cards with LEGO® Play sets / Play materials worth RM100 and above from 1 November, while stocks last. Exclusive deals are offered at Toys-R-Us, Hamleys and Box of Bricks where customers will be entitled to a LEGO® Reindeer set with purchase of LEGO® Play Sets / Play Materials worth RM200 and above from 21 November, while stocks last.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review. I was provided with the press release kit 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.
 

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Play-Doh Town Firehouse

~ Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM ~

We have previously reviewed the Play-Doh party pack a while back and everyone enjoyed the experience so when our kiddos saw the Play-Doh Town Firehouse box on my office table, they went crazy excited and can't wait to open up the box to play with the new Play-Doh set!

Play-Doh Town Firehouse

In the Play-Doh Town Firehouse box set, it included a Firehouse set, firefighter figure with hat, puppy extruder, roof, flame stamper, water cannon extruder, axe, hydrant extruder, and 4 cans of Play-Doh brand modeling compound (color: yellow, neon orange, teal green and bright blue). After making them wait for few hours (testing their patience hehehe!)

I finally opened up the box and slowly assembled the items according to the user-friendly manual that came along with the box. According to the usage guide on the box, the Play-Doh Town Firehouse is for children 3+ years, just nice for our 3 krakens age ranging from 3 to 7.5 years old at the moment :)

Play-Doh Town Firehouse

Like every other Asian parents, I'm very OCD and concerned that it will be messy when my kids play, but the trick is to lay a good "foundation mat" around before they start playing. I like it when our kiddos play with the Play-Doh as I truly believe it helps to cultivate their creativity and helps improve their motor skills as their little fingers squeeze and mould the compound and watching them immersed themselves in their role-play world is just a sight to behold!

I took the opportunity to show our kiddos how to make the fiery flame sculpture from the flame stamper, a bit of yellow in the center bottom part surrounded by some neon orange Play-Doh and voila... fiery flames ready to be played with! I should've used more yellow but I decided to let our kiddos try and figure it out by themselves hehehe... As parents, we should know Play-Doh is a really awesome teaching tool! You get to teach kiddos to identify colors, to mix and create new colors (blue + yellow = green for example). Just gotta seize the moments when the teaching opportunities come along!

Play-Doh Town Firehouse

I also allowed our 3-year-old girl to experiment on making the teddy bear sculpture herself. As you can see in the pictures below, she took a slab of bright blue Play-Doh and stamped out the teddy bear sculpture. Awesome!

Play-Doh Town Firehouse

The nice part is our 3 kiddos were sitting quietly and playing together, not fighting and just enjoy discovering the cool things that they can churned out from the Play-Doh Town Firehouse set. What a nice siblings bonding and teamwork activity hahaha!

Play-Doh Town Firehouse

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By the way, Play-Doh celebrates its 60th birthday this year! Whoaaaa!! 6 decades of awesomeness for many generations of kiddos! The iconic yellow can has expanded into more than 80 countries across the globe, with more than 3 billion cans of Play-Doh compound sold - that’s enough Play-Doh compound to reach to the moon and back THREE times! Cool-ness!

The Play-Doh Town Firehouse is available in all leading departmental, toy stores, baby shops and hypermarkets.

 

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products 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. 

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Product Review - Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

~ Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 12:21 AM ~

I have been cutting down on doing product reviews ever since our 3rd kiddo came along in end of Sept 2013 and especially now with 4th kiddo due in mid of November 2016. I do still accept review pitches but only when time permits and if it is something that I can see it being useful and beneficial to our family. Also, as busy as I am with 3 kiddos, being preggy, home cooking, educating our kiddos, taking care of hubby's administration site of the business and swamped up with managing my FB page and blog, I just can't say no to reviewing products from a big brand name like Chicco, a well- established brand from Italy since 1958 and have been in Malaysia for 13 years now. All the more I gotta say yes!

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Chicco

About the company:

"Chicco has been in Malaysia for almost 13 years however, the brand started since 1958. Back in Italy, Chicco owns a baby research centre called the Osservatorio Chicco. Our research centre studies kids of age 0 to 5 years old psycho-physical, emotional and social need. The first few years are a vital period for the growth of all children, a period which full of significant changes and physical and psychological needs, for them and the families. We design our products based on our baby research."

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We received 3 products from Chicco for our review and today's post will be on "Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA". I chose the Red Passion color (there are 2 more colors available which is black and sand) as I personally like the striking colors (can see from far hahahaha) as well as most of our baby products are in red anyway (the OCD-ness in me wants to match everything in a color hahahaha). Also the stroller we got from Chicco for review is also in red color as well.

Now what I like about this car seat is most importantly, it caters for kiddos with weight range of 0 - 36kg! That would be like from newborn to even 5-6 years old! I mean, as a parent with 4 kiddos (our 4th one is due mid Nov 2016), it would be very economical for us if the children products we use in our family can last as long as possible.

Alright, let's get down to checking out the features of this car seat!

Firstly, we noticed the 5-point harness which adjusts automatically as headrest is raised. Cool! Very nice for Chicco to be so thoughtful in this sense, to cater the adjustment of harness as the headrest is raised up or down. The car seat also has an adjustable chest clip which can accommodate growing children in both rear- and forward-facing modes.

Another cool thing with this car seat is it comes with ReclineSure®, where you can choose any of the 9-positions to recline for an accurate fit — the most of any convertible seat! Our previous car seats can recline 2 positions only and to have an option to recline up to 9 positions, awesome possum!

 Next, to be honest, this is the first time I see a RideRight bubble levels at the sides of the car seat which easily indicates to you whether the seat is at the correct angle, whether it is rear-facing or forward-facing. Coolness!

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

As mentioned earlier on the adjustable headrest, I really like the height-adjustable headrest feature which is very easy for us parents to adjust and I'm happy with this feature as it can support for our growing children. Too many car seats in the market that we have come across that simply do not cater for growing child. You often see a tall kiddo slump or slouching in their car seat as the headrest was fixed together with the car seat.

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

Once hubby and I have checked out the car seat's features, we moved on to installing it in my Nissan Sentra. I'm not sure whether it is my backseat or hubby's plump hands (hehehe) but it was quite a challenge to slip in our Nissan's car seatbelt through the back of Chicco's car seat. We decided to install the car seat forward-facing as our youngest kiddo is almost 3 and I prefer to be able to look at what she's doing while I'm driving the car. There is an integrated slide path for re-positioning LATCH straps during conversion from rear- to forward-facing of the car seat.

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

This is how the car seat looks like once it has been safely and secured installed at the backseat of my car. Elegant and classy, eh?!

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

Then hubby and I realised we almost forgot one more feature of the car seat! The car seat comes with a removable cup holder for use on either side of the seat. But then we also realised most of our kiddos' water bottles are way too big to fit into the cup holder. Sigh... but nice feature though!

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

And finally, what is a product review if we don't test it out with our kiddo right? So, for our very next outing, we got our youngest kiddo (she will be 3 in end of Sept 2016) to sit inside the car seat and test it out. I think we need more practise with the chest clip as she keeps on refusing it to be placed higher (she's not used to this as all our previous car seats do not have this chest clip feature) so for now, we let the chest clip remains low as it is until she is more comfortable for us to raise it higher bit by bit. Once she was securely strapped in, she even gave a thumbs up sign and she looks so comfortably coccooned in the car seat.

Chicco Nextfit Convertible Car Seat Passion USA

Overall, a very good product that is versatile and caters to your growing child from even newborn stage! We love it!

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the products 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.

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