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Friday, 18 April 2014

New LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Range



LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

Ok. Clay is a bit too young for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT), but Abby has obviously heard her classmates talk about it as she knew exactly what this is! The reason why I enquired about an opportunity to review the LEGO TMNT Mutation Chamber Unleashed set, is because I did watch the original cartoon in the past and liked it, and I really like the vibrant, poisonous colour bricks in this particular set! I also think that the LEGO Spider Bytes is pretty adorable (he look just like the one in the show, and I still think he's cute!).


LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

The £19.99 set includes 196 pieces, 2 mini figures, a spider, Spider Bytes and an instruction manual.


LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

I like it that this set includes a story instruction, telling you how the LEGO mutation chamber works. You use the spinning electrodes to push Victor and the spider into the chamber, then turn the chamber to reveal Spider Bytes! It's almost like watching a magic show, but knowing how the trick works.

TMNT fans can use this set to replay one of the TMNT episodes, and shout "Kung Fu Frogs" at Raphael! Now if only if the LEGO Spider Bytes can spit LEGO acid gloop as well! Or if you are like me who love the transparent bright coloured bricks, then collect them for your next creation!

This set contains a sheet of transparent stickers which looks fab, but they do reveal air bubbles, so ideally you can stick the stickers on in one go without redoing them.


LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Nickelodeon, LEGO 2014

The range include other sets of course, such as the above Shredder's Lair Rescue (left, £49.99) and T-Rawket Sky Strike (right, £29.99). I think I'd love the Turtle Lair Attack (£49.99) next as it's their home and I can collect Master Splinter too!

The range is out now at LEGO Online Store, Legoland and other good toy retailers.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Crafts with Baker Ross



Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

5 more days untill the end of our Easter holiday! We've been doing lots of crafts for the past few days, and thanks to Baker Ross for sending us a big box full of Easter craft supplies, we had plenty of fun, and more fun to come!

The box of craft supplies was amazing! We were sent:

Spring Card & Paper Value Pack (£5.99 for pack of 100)
Mini Bird Nests (£3.49 for pack of 15)
Easter Sprinkles (£2.99 per pack)
Bright Pipe Cleaners Value Pack (£2.99 for pack of 120)
Easter Grass (£1.75 per pack)
Box of 30 Design an Egg Candle Kit with 5 Liquid Wax Pens (£19.99)
3D Mosaic Easter Craft Kit (£2.75 for pack of 2)
Chick and Bunny Gift Bag Kit (£3.49 for pack of 4)
Easter Gift Box Kit (£3.45 for pack of 3)
Easter Sponge Set (£2.99 for pack of 5)
Pastel Oval Craft Boxes (£2.99 for pack of 6)


Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

We used their pastel coloured card papers, as well as their Pearlised Acrylic Paint (£9.99 for pack of 6) we got to make Resist Art.


Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

We also used their mini bird nests, Easter sprinkles and Easter grass to decorate our Easter Dyed Eggs.


Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

Me and Abby had lots of fun designing our own Easter Egg Candles. The liquid wax pens were very easy to use, and I love the fine tips on the pen to make designs more precise! The box of egg candles are perfect for a whole class to get involved in some unique Easter crafting at school!


Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday
Poor Rabbit! We couldn't find it's eye, it had to be on my work desk somewhere...
Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

We love their craft kits as well! They are super easy but very fun to do! Next time I hold an Easter party I'd definitely buy a few of these kits to either add to favour bags or let the kids do some Easter crafts! They have bigger value packs as well!

I had a good browsing through the 2014 first quarter catalogue and I want a lot of their craft kits! Especially those that requires painting on glass, love their paint pen collections!


Easter Craft, Baker Ross Craft Supplies, Easter Holiday

The only thing we haven't used yet are the pipe cleaners (so pretty and fluffy!), Easter sponge and oval boxes, but I'm sure we'll find some good use for them for the next few days!

I know a lot of children have only just started their Easter holiday, if you are planning some Easter crafting time for this holiday, do check out Baker Ross' website for their fantastic Easter range!

Thorntons Chocolate Easter Eggs



Easter, chocolate eggs, Thorntons chocolate

Hehe. I think this is the biggest Easter chocolate egg parcel we've ever received (and the above is only part of it!), thank you Thorntons! So have you got all the eggs (chocolate or not chocolate) needed for this Easter yet? We were lucky to have left it quite late as we were offered to review a bundle of Easter chocolate eggs last week. I highly recommend leaving chocolate eggs shopping until the week before Easter as that's when the amazing deals crop up in shops! For example, Thorntons was doing a fantastic deal for all their chocolate eggs, and the big collection like the Easter Chocolate Surprise Selection above was only half price (£25.00)! That and the following has sorted my chocolate eggs shopping list!


Easter, chocolate eggs, Thorntons chocolate

This Milk, Dark and White Mini Masterpiece Egg is only £9.99 but it certainly look expensive! The mini artisan chocolate squares at the bottom are great to impress and share as well!


Easter, chocolate eggs, Thorntons chocolate

This Fudge Brownie Easter Egg is also £9.99, but is part of a 3 for £25 deal. £8+ for a massive egg filled with yumminess!


Easter, chocolate eggs, Thorntons chocolate

If you like Hot Cross Bun you have to get this box of Little Hot Cross Buns (£3.99)! I had one for my weekly treat last week and it was delicious!


Easter, chocolate eggs, Thorntons chocolate

And something for the Easter Egg Hunt - Continental Alpini Treat Egg (89p each or £15 for 40), it's pretty heavy too!

Seriously, if you haven't bought your eggs yet, do it now when the fab deals are still on! Meanwhile, I'm indulging myself in the artistic world of Easter eggs. These eggs on Thorntons' blog are amazing! I'll never be able to draw those patterns on a paper, let alone eggs! And that gigantic chocolate egg with the artistic picture drawn/ printed on it! Wow!

Have a lovely Easter everyone!

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