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Create the Droid You’re Looking For with #littleBits Droid Inventor Kit #inventorswanted

droid inventor kit built

On October 9 – 11 I attended a Disney Press Event for THOR: RAGNAROK. My hotel and airfare and meals were taken care of while I was in L.A. Opinions and observations as well as recaps and such are all my own. This post will also contain some affiliate links to Amazon.com.

One of the things that we did during this trip was a luncheon with littleBits. While at this lunch we were able to try out the Droid Inventor Kit. While I played with it as R2-D2 I then decided that I wanted to see what else I could create using the littleBits that were available to me.

I made my own Droid with littleBits

With the kit you can create R2-D2 and make him do a whole bunch of things. You can drive him, make him color using a marker, use the force to move him and even use R2-D2 as a proximity sensor. Your creativity does not have to stop at simply using the kit. You can design your own droid using other materials like a milk carton. I had a bunch of fun ideas on how to make our own droids. That is a good idea because there is a major contest happening which I will tell you about later in the post.

littleBits Droid Inventor Kit bits

After having spent some time with the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit I can say that it is a great toy for the holidays. This is a toy that kids will be able to experiment with and use their imaginations to create fun Droids. This is a great STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Toy. The bits are so easy to snap together because they connect with magnets and only connect in specific ways that work. This cuts down on frustration with the kids. Kids can learn and explore with the kit and the app. They will have hours of fun learning and exploring. Continue reading Create the Droid You’re Looking For with #littleBits Droid Inventor Kit #inventorswanted

Force Friday II Is This Friday!

Force Friday II

STAR WARS: The Last Jedi is arriving in theaters this December but the excitement kicks off this Friday with Force Friday II. Force Friday is the day when new Star Wars toys are released. Two years ago before The Force Awakens I was part of campaign to promote the movie and Force Friday. It was an awesome campaign. However, this year, nothing for me except me except for a Press Release about the day and something new with Augmented Reality. This year you can use your mobile phones to reveal a new Star Wars Character and in various locations around the world you can use the Star Wars app to turn major landmarks into something Star Wars related. Also, many places are doing something special all around. You can see what is happening by going to http://www.starwars.com/news/force-friday-ii-guide-to-events-giveaways-and-more.

In Massachusetts you can go to the Burlington Mall and at the Disney Store there you can get all the new toys plus activities, giveaway and a special Find the Force augmented reality treasure hunt where you can unlock characters with the Star Wars app. More info below. Continue reading Force Friday II Is This Friday!