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LEGO Jurassic World roars on to YouTube #JurassicWorldLego

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What happens when you take the biggest blockbusters in cinema and add it to a legendary building toy company? You get LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, a five part animated short that has been releasing one episode per a day this week on the Jurassic World YouTube channel and at JurassicWorld.com

I’ve been a major fan of Jurassic Park since I was in high school and got to meet Michael Crichton. Who doesnt love a story about bringing back dinosaurs, the struggle of nature vs man. Jurassic World was a great relaunch of that adventure in my mind but not really what I’d like my younger child to watch.

I’ve just finished watching the first three episodes and it been a blast to watch (Click here to watch the trailer!) They do a great job of blending LEGO humor with the Jurassic World science. This episode is the most pivotal of the entire series, as it shows Indominus rex – the smartest, biggest and scariest hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created escape. Gather your kids around a screen and enjoy this kid friendly take on Jurassic World… What kid wouldn’t love to see the largest LEGO Dinosaur chasing a guy dressed as a hot dog around?! Click here to watch the complete episode!

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Play Fair NY opens its days for the first time!

1200x628_Twitter_Lego-Nick_02-1-e1453475644689Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of comic con so imagine that play fair is comic con for Toys! Let me tell you its going to ROCK!

Play Fair presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon will bring together LEGO, Nick, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys”R”Us, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Bandai, Crayola, and much, much more for a weekend for parents, and kids.

STAGESo what is Play Fair? It’s going to be this awesome cross between the unveiling of some of the coolest toys this year, meet and greets with the kids favorite characters and youtube stars, sprinkle in some early access and exclusive toys limited to those that attend Play Fair.  Finally if all that wasn’t enough you’ll get up close and personal with the new Bat Mobile from Batman Vs Superman!

Now all week I’ll be giving away 4 packs of tickets on the dada rocks facebook page

Bonus Coupon Code:  $5 discount  PF2016

In prep for the big event we got some mystery boxes and boy were they packed with some of the latest and greatest toys…

Folkmanis Mini Duckling Finger Puppet was so cute and really cool mission behind it because Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. With a soft plush Mini Duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Marc flipped when he saw the new Razor Jetts Heel Wheels which are strap on wheels. Just step up, strap down and take off with these easily adjustable Heel Wheels. Roll with or without spark and transform your sneakers into the hottest way to roll… totally amazing (and yes he’s been skating in our apt)

We were introduced TMNT T-blaster which is a blasters designed to incorporate a Turtle character and darts – the category’s “My First” foam blasters for the youngest TMNT fans!

Mega sent us another really cool TMNT toy the Turtle Sewer Lair. Featuring Tiger Claw, a rope swing, a subway turnstile, and Leo’s Turtle Power and zip‐line to help beat up the bad guys and unleash him to the top of the lair to stop Tiger Claw from escaping with his jetpack.

And a really cool thing called MOD by OgoSport which is a new custom printing service that allows you to customize OgoDisks with high-quality, photo-realistic prints or designs of your choosing.

There were more toys so stayed tuned to later this week

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – will be the force behind Disney XD

Astar-wars-universe-a-z-poster-legos its title suggests, Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C-3P0 and R2-D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that viewers expect from LEGO Star Wars.

The animated content series consists of five 22-minute episodes that re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Two Major Announcements From LEGOLAND Florida!

2014-01-15-LEGOLANDFLORIDARESORT-HOTEL-08LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is officially opening May 15, 2015! The announcement came today from General Manager of LEGOLAND Hotel, Kevin Carr, during a press event at the Hotel site, located just steps away from the theme park entrance.  LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones also announced Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO® Friends line of toys, is opening this summer.

Both additions are expected to boost the local economy. Carr expects to hire 150 Model Citizens (employees) to support the Hotel. “LEGOLAND Hotel offers a unique experience unlike any other in Florida,” said Carr. “Imagine how excited children will be to wake up in a giant toy box full of LEGO bricks and to be the first to enter the theme park each day.” Jones also announced a Master Model Builder Workshop being offered exclusively to Hotel guests. “LEGOLAND Hotel is an extension of the theme park experience and the stars of our Park are our Master Model Builders,” said Jones. “We’re moving the Model Shop into our Hotel and guests will be able to learn and build with our Model Builders daily in the Master Model Builder Workshop.”

Today’s event at the Resort included a hard hat tour with a behind-the-scenes look at the Hotel. Media and VIP guests were taken to one of the fifth floor suites to experience the spectacular views of Lake Eloise, the theme park with its 50 rides, shows and attractions, and the site of the future expansion, Heartlake City.

“When it opens in summer of 2015, Heartlake City will be a colorful and vibrant new land offering adventures for all ages,” said Jones. “The centerpieces will include a fantastic horse-themed disc coaster called Mia’s Riding Adventure and an interactive show, ‘Friends to the Rescue’ as well as new shops inside Heartlake Mall. Between our constant expansion, the new LEGOLAND Hotel opening in May and the Water Park re-opening in March, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is definitely a multi-day attraction.”

Holiday Kids Gift Guide 2014: Girls

The holiday season’s upon us, and with all the toys and games out there, it can certainly be tricky to sort through all the products and pick out a good present. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for girls’ gifts in 2014:

71bhSbZGP8L._SL1500_My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll, $29.99

What little girl doesn’t love Disney’s Frozen? Watch Elsa’s power flurry with Snow Glow Elsa. With a touch of her magical snowflake necklace, hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends and watch the magic as her dress lights up in a flurry of lights. Raise her arm and watch her snowflake necklace light up while it plays the award winning song “Let it Go” and her dress magically lights up to the beat. Experience the movie again and again with Elsa as she sings from your favorite movie moments!

 

Disney-Jr.-Doc-McStuffins-Walk--pTRU1-18936401dtDisney Junior Doc McStuffins Walk n Talk DocMobile, $29.99

Based on the hit Disney Junior show Doc McStuffins, the imaginative Disney Jr. Doc McStuffins Walk n’ Talk Doc Mobile helps you to encourage your child to help others. The DocMobile, which comes with Doc herself, features three play doctor’s tools, including a thermometer, a stethoscope and an otoscope, for making a pretend diagnosis. When the siren is pressed, it lights up and Doc McStuffins begins to walk towards the emergency to help with Lambie at her side. Once your little one is on the scene, he or she can open the back of the mobile for space to examine and treat any sick stuffed toys Doc comes across. The Walk n’ Talk Doc Mobile encourages your little helper to engage in creative play.

Doc-McStuffins-Deluxe-Check-Up-Center--pTRU1-18997383dtDoc McStuffins Deluxe Check-Up Center, $59.99

Another great toy from Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins— the Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center has everything kids need to imagine they are healing toys and giving healthy checkups right along with Doc McStuffins! Doc’s friend Lambie is included, and lights and sounds are activated when she is on the checkup table. Future doctors can use the electronic Big Book of Boo Boos to make a diagnosis, slide in play x-rays to activate lights and Lambie phrases, and move the leaf up and down to measure their patient’s height. Kids can also use the portable scale to check their patient’s weight and take the ouches away with bandage stickers from the dispenser on the clinic door. It’s got everything your little girl needs to become her favorite toy and stuffed animal doctor– Doc McStuffins!

 

91efjI2Dj7L._SL1500_LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage (41053), $24.97

In this Lego Disney Princess set, it’s the night of the grand ball at the castle! A pumpkin has been magically transformed into a carriage by Cinderella’s fairy godmother who has left behind her magic wand. Open the door, unfold the steps and help Cinderella into the beautiful carriage. Be sure to remember the invitation! Watch the golden wheels turn as the white horse leads the carriage past the pretty fountain on the way to meet the Prince. Includes Cinderella mini-doll figure and a white horse. The Lego Disney Princess Cinderella’s Dream Carriage is perfect for any little girl who loves to build and play with Disney princesses.

 

61uGSXsu5-L._SL1000_Playhut Sofia the First Princess Castle Tent, $29.00

Your young princesses will love this castle play tent from Playhut, based on another Disney Junior favorite– Sofia the First! Patented Twist ‘N Fold Technology allows for instant set-up and easy fold-down storage. Made with durable, soft material, the Sofia the First Princess Castle is lightweight and portable for easy play anywhere. It’s a great gift idea for children ages 3 and older.

 

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Razor Party Pop Kick Scooter, $49.49

Kids will love to scoot on Razor’s all new light-up Party Brite Kick Scooter! The scooter features a frosted opal deck with multi-color pulsating light show– just step on the deck to activate the lights. Perfect for girls on the go, this exciting outdoor toy is a fantastic gift choice for this holiday season!

 

 

81Fo65ge7LL._SL1500_ Goldie Blox and the Builder’s Survival Kit, $59.99

GoldieBlox is a series of interactive books and construction toys starring Goldie, a curious girl with a love of engineering. Goldie’s stories encourage girls to build, developing the spatial skills that are fundamental to engineering. As she goes on adventures with her friends, she comes across problems that she solves by building simple machines. While the story unfolds, girls get to build what Goldie builds- like Valentina’s Drum Set, Nacho’s New Dog House and a Tea Cup Ride that takes her friends for a whirling, twirling adventure! GoldieBlox will empower a generation of girls who are more confident, courageous and tech-savvy.With more than 190 pieces, GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit offers endless possibilities and hours of fun.

 

Barbie-Digital-Dress-Doll--pTRU1-15516093dtBarbie Digital Dress Doll, $14.99

The Barbie Digital Dress Doll lets your little girl customize her Barbie doll’s fashion like never before! This innovative doll features a cool touchscreen, so girls can swipe through preset animations or create their own customized designs right on the front of her dress. Select a look and watch the designs react to music or the sound of your voice. It’s easy and tons of fun– a great choice for this holiday season!

 

 

My-Little-Pony-Friendship-is--pTRU1-18024399dtMy Little Pony Friendship is Magic Ponymania Collection, $29.99

Your little girl can be a part of the Ponymania with this gorgeous collection of pony pals! The Princess Celestia figure is a royal pony and she’ll bring your Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Princess Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie friends together to discover the magic of friendship! This set collects six favorite pony pals from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic– including Princess Celestia herself– in exclusive Ponymania outfits! Grab it now for your favorite MLP fan!

 

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Ever After High Holly O’Hair and Poppy O’Hair, $24.99

The world’s most spellbinding stories are getting turned on their crown at Ever After High, a high school for the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale legends. The twin daughters of Rapunzel, Holly O’Hair and Poppy O’Hair, have different views on destiny but share a history and a bond that can’t be broken. And both sisters have a lock on fable-ous fashion! For just $24.99 for both of the twins, this combo pack is a steal! Complete your little girl’s Ever After High collection– or start it off– with this “twin-some” duo!

 

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Crayola Virtual Design Fashion Collection, $29.99

This holiday season, give the little girl in your life an unprecedented fashion designing experience. Only Crayola Virtual Design Pro can provide a full range of high quality colorful design tools and special software that brings your fashions to life on a virtual runway! Use the app (compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and iPod touch) to accessorize your model and customize your own fashion show. It’s a great pick for little fashionistas age 6-12.

Holiday Kids Gift Guide 2014: Boys

The holiday season’s upon us, and with all the toys and games out there, it can certainly be tricky to sort through all the products and pick out a good present. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for boys’ gifts in 2014:

91BopNhrYDL._SL1500_Moustache Smash, $9.88

Spin Master Games’s Moustache Smash is the matching game that is speedy, silly-looking fun! Each player keeps a moustache held up to their face. As each card is turned over, watch for a card matching your ‘stache in either color or shape. See a match, then smash it fast! Be the first to smash the ‘stache card and your moustache’s suction cup will pick it up and you score a point. But don’t smash the wrong card, or you’ll pay a penalty and lose two of your cards into the pot. Collect the most moustache cards and you win!

 

Disney-Big-Hero-6-Deluxe--pTRU1-19357276dtBig Hero 6 Deluxe Flying Baymax, $29.99

Based on the beloved robot Baymax from Disney’s Big Hero 6, this massive figure is ready to fly into battle using all his great weapons and features to save the day, just like in the movie. Comes with accessory figure of boy genius Hiro, which unlocks additional special features when connected with Baymax. Boys will have tons of fun re-creating their favorite scenes from Big Hero 6 with this great toy!

 

81HkD4dLpYL._SL1500_Avengers Assemble Hulk Gamma Green Smash Fists, $10.00

As anyone with boys in their life knows, superheroes are ALWAYS a big hit. With the Avengers Assemble Hulk Gamma Green Smash Fists, your child can become the Hulk like never before! The fists will fit over anyone’s hands, from kids to adults. They’re awesome fun for anyone who’s a fan of the Avengers, and especially anyone who’s ever wanted to wield the unlimited strength of the Incredible Hulk and adventure alongside the other Avengers as their most powerful member!

 

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Spy Gear Mission Alpha Kit, $72.99

Has your child ever wanted to be a spy? Help him start up a career in espionage with the Spy Gear Mission Alpha Kit! Featuring four high-tech pieces of Spy Gear, the Mission Alpha Kit covers all the fundamental needs of secret agents. Inside you’ll discover Field Agent Walkie Talkies, a Micro Agent Listener, a Micro Agent Motion Alarm and a multi-functional Field Agent Spy Watch. Each tool helps your child complete secret mission as he listens, watches, and communicates with superior stealth. Start your spy game right with the four-in-one Mission Alpha Kit!

 

71Z7ATk4CIL._SL1500_Zoomer Dino, $99.92

If you’re an avid reader of DaDaRocks, you’ve heard of Zoomer Dino before, and there’s no time like the present to grab one of these super cool remote-controlled dinos for your little boy! With real dinosaur movements, sounds, and dino-sense responsiveness, Boomer can detect when you’re interacting with him. And just like a real dinosaur, Boomer can get angry, spin around, chomp his massive reptile jaws, and roar! Boomer the Zoomer Dino is sure to be a hit this holiday season!

 

pTRU1-18227961dtTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Colossal 48 Inch Michelangelo Figure, $79.99

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this one’s for you! With nine points of articulation, your favorite ninjutsu-practicing, nunchuck-wielding turtle stands 48″ tall and is ready to foil the Foot Clan no matter what they have planned. He has storage space to hold all of your ninja secrets in a hidden compartment in his shell. With the giant-sized Michelangelo at your side, you can take down Shredder once and for all!

 

T8104myae53L._SL1500_ransformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock, $69.00

Based on last summer’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, there’s never been a more powerful Transformers team-up than the Autobot leader Optimus Prime riding into battle on the back of the Dinobot leader Grimlock. With this Stomp and Chomp Grimlock figure, you can re-create that epic alliance. Place the included Optimus Prime figure on the dino’s back to activate sounds, light-up eyes, and pop-out weapons. The battle-activation feature works with other Age of Extinction figures as well, and Stomp and Chomp Grimlock recognizes whether the figure on its back is an Autobot or Decepticon character and will activate different lights, sounds, and weapons depending on which side you choose! Collect your favorite characters, choose your side, and join the battle against extinction.

 

71SxOT00EwL._SL1000_Lego Star Wars Milennium Falcon (7965), $149.99

Kids from ages 9 to 14 will be happy the old man got the tractor beam out of commission when they blast off with the Millennium Falcon LEGO Star Wars Set. Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, kids can craft this replica of Han Solo’s iconic starship from more than 1,200 LEGO pieces for a detailed, articulating display. With twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons, and detachable cockpit cover, this Millennium Falcon set’s got more than a few surprises left in it for you and your child to discover this holiday season!

 

91hSjmKQf7L._SL1500_Star Wars Command Sets, $4.99-$29.99

Kids can re-create their favorite battles from the Star Wars franchise (and create more of their own!) with the Star Wars Command sets by Hasbro! A great and affordable choice for this holiday season, Star Wars Command sets (which come in a variety of different sizes) help your son command the force like never before. They’re bound to fly off the shelves for the holidays– they’ve already made a splash in our house!

 

 

61l4R47pI8L._SL1462_Air Z-Curve Bow, $19.99

Using safe, soft long range arrows that can soar 100 feet, Zing’s Air Z-Curve Bow is the ultimate foam arrow shooter for high tech archery! The Air Z-Curve Bow fires an array of different arrows, including the long range RedX foam tip arrow that will bounce back off of targets and walls, the Foamtek so’ foam suction cup tip arrow that will stick to almost anything, and the So’ek suction cup arrow (all included!) Set includes bow, two long range arrows, and a stick anywhere Zartz tip dart for accurate target practice, as well as a Zip Clip holder for arrows.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Now Available!

LEGO-Batman-3LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham launched in North America earlier this week for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system (also playable on PlayStation® TV), Xbox® One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and Windows PC.

 

“LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is without a doubt this year’s ultimate Super Hero game for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “From free-roam gameplay, to flying LEGO big figures and exploring Lantern Worlds with DC Comics’ most amazing characters, the fun and possibilities in LEGO Batman 3 are endless.”

 

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe and the greatest Super Heroes and most cunning Super Villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to stop him.

 

Players will unlock and play as more than 150 characters, including members of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom, as well as LEGO big figures such as Arkillo, Atrocitus and many more, each with their own gadgets and abilities. In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham players will explore iconic locations such as the Hall of Justice, the Batcave and the Justice League Watchtower, as well as visit and freely explore various Lantern planets like Odym, Zamaron and Okaara.

 

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also features an incredible line-up of voice actors, many of whom are reprising their roles in the LEGO Batman videogame franchise, including:  Troy Baker (Batman); Travis Willingham (Superman); Christopher Cory Smith (The Joker); Laura Bailey (Wonder Woman and Catwoman); Dee Bradley Baker (Brainiac); Josh Keaton (Green Lantern); Scott Porter (Aquaman), and none other than 1960s Batman himself, Adam West! The game also features star-studded appearances by Conan O’Brien and Kevin Smith as themselves and Stephen Amell, star of the hit TV series Arrow, as Green Arrow.

 

In addition to the wealth of new environments, characters and features in the game, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham also marks another first for the LEGO videogame franchise – a Season Pass. The Season Pass will include six downloadable packs, each with a uniquely themed mission level with story and free play modes. Players will be able to unlock more than 40 characters, vehicles, achievements and more.  Three add-on content packs will be available at launch: The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and Batman 75th (a great chance for kids and parents to celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary). Players who can’t get enough of the game can also look forward to more add-on content, including the Arrow pack and two others, to be released at a later date.

 

The handheld version of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham includes more than 100 characters from the DC Comics universe and 45 missions spanning an original storyline focused on dynamic, fast-paced gameplay.

 

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for Xbox One and PS4™ for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and for Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U for the suggested retail price of $49.99. The game is also available now for PS®Vita, PS® TV and Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Season Pass will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC for the suggested retail price of $14.99. Add-on content packs can also be purchased individually for the suggested retail price of $2.99.

Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants Zeppelin Air Ship Assault

SkylandersIf you’re kid is 4 and older and even a little bit into video games theres a good bet they’re in love with Skylanders.  The characters are cool and most of them are heroes…ok maybe anti-heroes but still heroes.  Those little sculptures that interact with the game — dont really play nice with little kids – so the team at Mega Bloks solved that with these amazing play-sets.

Grab the cannon and take aim – Eye Brawl needs to shoot down an attacking Drow Zeppelin with Zeppelin Air Ship Assault by Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants. The buildable Drow Zeppelin is an aerial menace to Skylanderseverywhere. Eye-Brawl’s got his eye on it and needs to use his cannon to shoot the Zeppelin down to deal with the collectible translucent Troll Greasemonkey pilot.

Ideal for kids aged 5 and up.

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