The LEGO Jungle series is one of my favorite series of sets that I have seen in a while. There are some great sets in this line. There are also a bunch of new big cats including a tiger, leopard and black jaguar. The vehicles are also a lot of fun. Andrew has the Half Track vehicle and when he picked out that set I picked up the set with this mini helicopter and ATV. The sets are also very conducive to imaginative play with treasure hunting and dangerous animals. Exploration and also dangerous plant life. Traps and treasures and more. There are so many things that you can do with these sets. I would like to get the larger sets for Andrew, if I can find them on sale.
Today is World Hug Day and guess who likes to hug?
Yes, those happy singing Trolls do love to hug, well maybe not Branch, but most of the other ones do. A new Trolls adventure has just begun on Netflix with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! The new series just premiered on Friday with six episodes. It picks up where the movie left off. The kids and I began watching it and it is funny. There are many original songs and lots of jokes. More about the show below.
Get Your Glitter On!
Time for all-new stories and music featuring everyone’s favorite TROLLS! Picking up where the cheerful, glitter-filled hit movie DreamWorks Trolls left off, the Netflix original series DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, brings back Poppy, Branch, King Peppy, Smidge and the rest of the film’s beloved characters for more whimsical, musical adventures as they go about day-to-day life in Troll Village.
With original songs in each half-hour episode and immersive hand-drawn 2D animation, Trolls: The Beat Goes On! offers a unique musical and visual treat for all ages. The series features compositions by acclaimed songwriter and producer Alana Da Fonseca (the Pitch Perfect films, Alvin and the Chipmunks) as well as the voice talents of Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, Ron Funches, Gary Cole, David Koechner, and others.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! comes from DreamWorks Animation Television. All six episodes of the animated series’ first season are available on Netflix TODAY!
Disney has released their slate of movies for 2018 and there are so many to look forward to seeing. There are three Marvel ones, two great animation ones, two beloved characters back again and one beloved book made into a movie. All that plus a Star Wars inspired movie and a Christmas classic. I am excited about so many of these movies. Things for me, for the family and more. Most of all I want to see the Marvel movies but Wreck It Ralph was one of my favorite movies and I still love watching it. I always get choked up at the very end. Mary Poppins has a special place in our hearts because Eva watched it over 40 times as a kid. Allison even made her a Mary Poppins knit scarf to wear on the Disney trip where Eva met Mary Poppins. So there is so much to be excited about.
You can read about all the movies below and see the trailers for many of them.
The Nintendo Switch is such an amazing innovation in video gaming. However, it is not often that a video game platform has real world applications. The Nintendo Switch is no ordinary gaming platform. Below is a press release about the new Nintendo LABO which is a special DIY kit that you can build physical games that work with the joycons and the screen. One of the kits even transforms you into a robot and as you move the robot on the screen does too. It is a cool way to use the technology of the Nintendo Switch in such a great way.
Nintendo has put together a preview video to show people these new toys or toycons that you can make and then use with the Nintendo Switch. You can watch that below and then read the full press release below that and if you want to purchase these toys I have links to where you can pre-order them.