#Giveaway E-BLOX® Stories – The Island LED Light-up Building Blocks Set

When it comes to toys for kids, parents are always on the lookout for the ones that claim to be ‘educational’ in addition to being fun. Sadly, we all know that many such toys don’t live up to that claim. On the rare occasion when a toy comes close to hitting the mark, we want to make sure to share our excitement with our readers as well. We are talking about the wonderful, patented building block sets from the good folks at E-Blox. Some may remember our first introduction to one of their fascinating toy sets a few months back: the pArts Starter Set. Since then we have been fans of the company and when we had a chance to try out another one of their products, the E-Blox Stories – The Island, we jumped at it with both feet.


For those of you who are new to E-Blox, the company is a newcomer in the toys arena (started in 2016) and their construction toy kits use a patented technology of tin plated blocks that connect electrical component blocks to a battery block enabling kids to create 3-dimensional circuits that light whatever they build, with no wires. Think your regular old building blocks, but with added lights and sound. Their products have already won a few industry awards for bringing innovation to the construction set category by introducing multiple concepts from the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).


The E-Blox Stories toy sets go one step further from STEM to STREAM, adding reading and arts into the mix. The E-Blox Stories – The Island set is based on a chapter in the novelette ‘Earth One’, describing various adventures that kids can immerse themselves into. The storybook includes QR codes that create an interactive learning environment using online resources. As soon as the box was open our kids were hooked on to the familiar appearance of the blocks that they were used to, but with the shiny connector pieces especially standing out. The instructions were relatively easy to follow (though there might have been some calls for parental assistance for assembling this 8+ targeted kit) and we very quickly had a boat assembled, followed by a dog. The set does require a 9V battery which is not included, something that can cause a delay in getting the electronics to work. We had kept the wow factor of the electric circuits, and lights, from the kids until the set was complete and boy they sure were wowed when the lights were turned on. Whenever you have your kids step back and actually say ‘wow’ about a toy, that sure sounds like a keeper. While we haven’t tried it yet, it seems that the E-Blox blocks may work with existing blocks sets you may have lying around the house (the ones that rhyme with Pego), which does sound like opening up a whole new world of experimentation that is waiting to be explored.


We are also excited to partner with E-Blox to offer one of our fabulous readers a chance to win their very own E-Blox Stories – The Island, by entering below:


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Product received, thank you to the E-Blox as well as the PR for supplying us with a product for this review, all opinions are our own.

36 Comments

  1. DEBIJOT
    July 31, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I think the kids would enjoy The City.

  2. mkjmc
    July 31, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Circit BUilder 120 would be great

  3. Ken Ohl
    July 31, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Circuit Builder 120 for my nephew

  4. Jessica To
    July 31, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I think my son would love to build the Cave.

  5. Fiddlin' Dandi
    July 31, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    My son would really like the Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids.

  6. Anonymous
    July 31, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    My son would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for KidsTina M misspolonia93@aol.com

  7. tarter95
    July 31, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I think my son would enjoy The Cave set. These sets look very cool.

  8. aperry
    July 31, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    My son would love the Circuit Builder™ 115 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids.

  9. Anonymous
    July 31, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I like the Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids. Patricia

  10. Natosha Miller
    July 31, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Would love to try the Circuit Builder 120 – E-Blox Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids. the building and creating of circuits is something my family loves to learn about.

  11. Kris
    July 31, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    My daughter would love pARTS™ Deluxe Set – E-Blox® LED Light-Up Building Blocks for Kids

  12. Courtney B
    July 31, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    I like the Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids

  13. Courtney B
    July 31, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I want the Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kidsthanks!

  14. Leela
    July 31, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    pARTS™ Pro Set – E-Blox® – LED Light-Up Building Blocks.

  15. Antoinette M
    August 1, 2018 / 2:24 am

    My kids would like the Circuit Builder 115 – E-Blox Kit.

  16. Kristen
    August 1, 2018 / 3:38 am

    The Cave looks like fun.

  17. Marilyn
    August 1, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    My granddaughter would really enjoy the Circuit Builder™ 120

  18. EvilTreeFrogs
    August 2, 2018 / 7:51 am

    The Cave set looks fun

  19. JLin Mei
    August 3, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Circuit Builder™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids

  20. Jeremy
    August 4, 2018 / 12:30 am

    He would like to try the circuit builder 115

  21. Audra Ohara
    August 5, 2018 / 1:53 am

    My daughter would also like their Circuit Builder 120.

  22. JRHF
    August 5, 2018 / 6:58 am

    The cave would be cool

  23. Christina Graham
    August 6, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I like both Circuit Builder 120 and The Cave for my kids. I am intrigued by the story sets as that seems like an original concept.

  24. Christina Graham
    August 6, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Not sure if my last comment went through… We would like The Cave or Circuit Builder 120.

  25. cheryl s
    August 6, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    my grandson would enjoy the Circuit Builder 120 – he loves building things

  26. Kate8
    August 8, 2018 / 6:44 pm

    I’d like to try The Cave – E-Blox® LED Building Blocks Stories.

  27. robyn paris
    August 14, 2018 / 6:15 am

    I would like Circuit Builder™ 59 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys

  28. Diane Estrella
    August 15, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Circuit builder or the cave. Thanks!

  29. August 19, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    We’d like the City!

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  30. Sue E
    August 20, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I think my grandkids would tackle the Power Blox™ Standard Set – E-Blox® – LED Building Blocks for Kids 8+

  31. Jessica Gipson
    August 23, 2018 / 8:20 am

    I would love for my kids to try Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding.

  32. Fiona N
    August 24, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    I would love to try the Power Blox Builds Deluxe Set – E-Blox LED Light-Up Building Blocks for Kids
    Thank You for the chance!

  33. Christine
    August 25, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    my kids would love the 120 piece circuite block sets

  34. Terri S.
    August 25, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I’d like to have the The City – E-Blox® LED Building Blocks Stories for my grandkids.

  35. August 27, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I would love to also get the Circuit Blox™ 120 – E-Blox® Circuit Board Building Blocks Toys Coding Kit for Kids!

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