Every kid (and probably a lot of adults) want an R2-D2. I’m sharing how you can have your very own R2-D2, one of this year’s hottest toy gift ideas, the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit. Plus, I’m giving one away and sharing my thoughts on Why You Need To Buy Your Kids A Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for your Star War fans this holiday season!
Why You Need To Buy Your Kids A Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
He’s the newest member of the Worthey house, and so far, he seems to fit right into our crazy house filled with humans and dogs.
You may know ZAW1496 by his official name, R2-D2. It’s littleBit’s new Droid Inventor Kit, and if you’ve ever wanted an R2-D2 of your own, you can finally check that item off your bucket list and buy one.
Back in 2011 littleBits came on the scene as a company with a focus on wanting kids to use their brains and hands to make their own toys. They want kids to think creatively, and they’re challenging kids to create their very own inventions. With electronic blocks (called bits), the Droid Inventor Kit was created, allowing kids to put together an R2-D2 mini-droid by snapping magnets together, rearranging electronic blocks for new powers, customizing the body, and most importantly, playing and having fun.
During the Thor Ragnarok Premiere, I, along with several other bloggers enjoyed lunch and learning about the littleBits company, as well as putting together an R2-D2.
After coming home and receiving my very own Droid Inventor Kit, it was time to put it together. I wasn’t sure which one of the boys would be interested in putting the R2-D2 together and playing with it. So, I started out alone. I was surprised when one of the twins showed interest in what I was doing and immediately recognized R2 and was eager to join in.
He sat down, and I let him take over this fun project, I smiled as he immediately became hyper-focused as he put it together. Initially, I thought this would take forever, and I had flashbacks of sitting down on Christmas morning putting together Legos and cutting and removing hundreds of zip-ties from all kinds of toys. No, I wasn’t going back to those days.
Thankfully, once you download the Droid Inventor App, it’s SUPER easy to follow the simple instructions and snap everything in place. And it’s literally, a 1, 2, 3, and you’re done type of toy. We were able to put our R2-D2 together in no time, and I’m thankful to the creators of this product for making this a seamless process.
That’s reason number one why the Droid Inventor Kit is a GREAT gift idea for all kids. Parents, once you download the app, the kids can do this by themselves.
Reason number two, it’s something fun for the whole family to enjoy. And once you’re R2 is up and running, the kids will love being able to teach him or her all sorts of tricks.
Reason number three, it’s Star Wars! Hello?! That should be reason enough, right? My boys are big Star Wars fans, and of course, they are looking forward to seeing The Last Jedi in theaters on December 15th.
My last reason (and most important reason) why a Droid Inventor Kit is a great gift idea for kids is because it allows them to put down the electronics (in a way), and have fun using their brains and hands. They can get creative about how they want their Droid to be, allowing them to think outside the box. I love opportunities which allow for educational fun with our boys. STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) continues to show parents the importance of kids developing the STEAM skillset and thinking and applying their knowledge and creating scientific and technological innovations.
If you had this or just put this on your Christmas shopping list, here’s how you can save some money. You can purchase the award-winning Droid Inventor Kit for 20% off on littleBits.cc, Walmart.com, Amazon.com, ShopDisney.com, as well as Walmart and Disney stores nationwide from Thursday, November 23, 2017, through Monday, November 27, 2017.
A couple of other cool things I want to share with you, on November 15th, littleBits announced the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit which invites kids, families, and Star Wars fans—residing in the US, UK, and Canada – to share their own unique Droid creations with the global inventor community. The competition will run from November 15, 2017, to January 10, 2018.
Fans and families will be able to submit their own leading-edge Droid design creations, judged by Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley (the actress who portrays Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy) and Kelly Marie Tran (the actress who portrays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) alongside Ayah Bdeir (founder and CEO of littleBits) and Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm).
You can learn more about the competition, plus check out all the amazing prices by going HERE.
AND, I’m giving one away! Yes, I am giving away ONE Droid Inventor Kit to one lucky reader! The giveaway will be announced later in the week, so stay tuned!
Disclosure: littleBits sent me a Droid Inventor Kit, along with one to giveaway to a lucky reader. However, you will always be reading 100% of my own thoughts, and opinions!