A crazy title, isn’t it? I can explain…..
Months ago, when I attended the ‘Kids Business Blogger’s Brunch’, I was introduced to Flexo – a unique rigid construction brick and flexible tendon combination toy for children. The mum mode was switched on and I spent a considerable time learning more about Flexo; all for my Lego crazy son’s sake.
Lego is serious affair in our home. It is not just a toy, because it makes its presence felt everywhere. And it always takes up my favourite spot on the couch, not to mention the floor!
We do encourage his Lego craze in a responsible manner as he has always exhibited much creativity with it. He is never happy to stop with the catalogue, instead goes on to constantly make thoughtful designs, projects etc… using it as a base to express his creativity and imagination.
And Flexo seemed to be the perfect addition to it.
for children above the age of six, Flexo is compatible with Lego as well as similar construction bricks. Apart from keeping your child engaged and away from unnecessary screen time, Flexo can be a good tool to develop fine motor skills along with fostering imagination and creativity in your child.
Also plays an important role in developing patience! I find many kids these days lack focus and concentration and toys like these have helped my son immensely with both of these. And when he gets onto a project, he is quite determined to get it done right returning back to it again and again rectifying mistakes till he is satisfied. Indirectly, I feel that this is a great skill to equip my son with.
The range of movement that Flexo tendons provide makes it a very unique addition to the brick enthusiasts. It’s available in different pack sizes and colours too. There are so many creative ways to use Flexo and can really lift your Lego creations up a notch.
The folks at Flexo were very kind to send me samples so that I could put it to the test before sharing my opinion here. When I gave it to Adi, there was only one condition I had – he needs to create something using Flexo and Lego that I can use for blogging. And this is what he came up with….
A little cute bowl for his food blogger mom!
So of course I did what I do best….make something that he would love to eat and also can be presented in his new Flexo bowl.
Considering the shape of the bowl, I decided to make Chocolate Tim Tam balls. We made these during the Christmas period (though I am so late in posting it here) which explains the Christmas decorations Adi insisted be a part of his bowl.
These chocolate balls need just three ingredients; Tim Tams, cream cheese and melted chocolate. It is one of the easiest treats to make and are fabulous edible gifts any time of the year.
Chocolate Tim Tam Balls
- 1 packet Tim Tam Double Coat; use any variety you wish to
- 250 gms cream cheese softened
- 300 gms dark chocolate buttons
- Grated chocolate
- Sugar hearts
- Edible silver balls
- In a food processor or using a rolling pin, crumb the Tim Tams and place in a bowl.
- Add the softened cream cheese and mix well to combine.
- Take a heaped tbsp each and roll into balls and place on a paper lined tray.
- Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or longer till firm.
- Melt the chocolate buttons using the double boiler method or a microwave. Stir well to ensure that the chocolate mixture is smooth and without any lumps.
- Using two forks, coat each ball in the chocolate mixture, allowing the excess to drain and place on the paper lined tray.
- Garnish using the grated chocolate, sugar hearts and edible silver balls.
- Allow to set at room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Flexo, I have two packs (Flexo standard pack orange and standard pack grey) valued at $180 to giveaway to one lucky subscriber. So if you have a Lego crazy kid at home, this would make an awesome gift.
- Subscribe to my blog using your email id
- Comment below ‘what’s been the best Lego gift your child has ever received?’
- Giveaway open only to Australian residents
- End date: Feb 11th, 2018
- The winner will be randomly chosen and notified through email (so make sure you subscribe using your email).
All the best!
This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified by email.
Was given a large tub of LEGO all sorts by a work colleague. Was fun figuring out what we could make, I think they become more creative when it is not a specific set.
I totally agree; free rein is best to foster creativity.
Nothing better than playing Lego and bringing beautiful imagination alive with my two autistic children. Lego is truly a brilliant toy for creating many wonderful toys with endless possibilities and timeless memories. My children can spend hours to build their fairy kingdom with tiny Lego pieces again and again. Flexo is a great prize for my two autistic children. I am sure that they would love Flexo as much as Lego .
That’s wonderful to hear Sonia; I am sure Flexo can indeed be a great companion for your children. All the best!
It was the hand me down gift my daughter got from her cousin. A magical mess of nostalgic sets and pieces from yesteryear. It gives her so much joy constantly finding new sets and minifigures she didnt know she had.
That’s great Luke. We often visit Toys r Us whenever they have free Lego activities and often come home with bits and bobs which over the years becomes an impressive collection.
what’s been the best Lego gift your child has ever received?
I have just recently had a baby shower.
So Lego has been the BEST gift to my unborn son by far – just makes me laugh!
That’s a bit early for sure! But no harm in starting young too….
My son loves anything Lego City, he as collected a few sets over the years and loves making them into cities all over the house. Unfortunately my bare feet seem to always find them before my eyes 🙂
Yep, the downside! I am screaming at my fellow all the time for that!
We are boxing up our duplo and graduating to Lego this year, my daughters 5 and 8 love creating houses for their smaller toys with their blocks and I love the endless possibilities for their imagination. Thanks for reviewing Flexo, I never knew such a product existed
That’s great to hear Vanessa; I am sure your girls are going to love it. Flexo is a relatively new product, guess thats why you havent heard about it.
A junior Lego Technics, it opened a whole new world of creation for him.
That’s great to hear; really engrossing stuff.
Batman Lego. My kids absolutely love their superhero movies and Lego Batman was a huge hit
That’s a favourite at our home too….
We love lego! 8 yr old has been enjoying Star Wars lego lately, but really any type is a huge hit. We would love to try Flexo and get creative. Thanks for the chance.
That’s great to hear Penny; I am sure Flexo will be a great addition to your collection. All the best!
My family adores Lego, its a great way for us to spend time together and use out imaginations to created amazing and unique things. This past Christmas it was all about Ninjago! It amazing to think that something that was popular when I was a child is still a hit with kids all over the world!
That’s great to hear. Yup, Ninjago was a great hit at our place too. It’s nice that these toys have a longer shelf life, makes it more worthwhile.
Mine is just 16 mo boy n he got his very 1st lego juniorset from his uncle… We haven’t opened it yet as we’re waiting for my nephew from states (who’s a lego champ) to visit us this April!!! I’m sure they both will rock together playing it ?
Don’t worry, you will soon have a Lego freak on your hands. But since he is still small, do exercise caution while he is playing with it; lots of small bits. Keep it for the future, Lego is one toy that grows on them.
I have 4 boys under 6 and so undoubtedly so we are huge lego fans. For christmas we bought the boys about 250 pieces of lego ( preloved) and they haven’t stopped playing with it. My eldest love his lego city ines especially construction vehicles ones so flexo will make a great addition to our sets. Thank you..
That’s great Norly; I am sure the boys are going to enjoy it immensely. All the best!
Both my boys love Lego. The younger one is happy to simply build anything with the box full of Lego.
I gifted the elder one a Lego book, which has few extension peices and shows examples on how to use them with regular Lego pieces to make things like pulleys, domino drops and so on. He enjoys taking it up another level.
That’s great to hear; Flexo is bound to be a hit with two boys in the house. All the best!
We as a family love Legos. Ruhan is crazy about Legos city. He loves to read instructions manual and build. We are encouraging him to use his imagination without having to look at the manual. Flexo seems a very good tool to bring out the creativity.
Btw Bro is a big fan of Dude’s creativity ?
Oh that’s lovely to hear….I am sure he will get even more excited with Flexo.
My kids love Lego too and are always making up their own designs. They were given some of the tape for Christmas, which was awesome! Now we have Lego creations running up the bed frame and the bookcase. So much fun! The Flexo sounds fantastic. We’d definitely have lots of new adventures with this.
That tape has become such a craze right… True, we have race tracks running everywhere!
My daughter is a huge fan of Disney Princes and she got ELSA’S MAGICAL ICE PALACE for her 5th birthday
That’s great Divya; Flexo will enable her to make more interesting things. All the best