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Roller Coaster of Love: LEGO Reveals New Creator Package at TTPM 2018 Spring Event

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Just announced LEGO (10261) Creator Expert Level Roller Coaster Kit.


Andy and I are on our way the TTPM Spring Event (Toys, Tots, Pets and More) and we’ll be reporting on our favorites from the multitude of goodies we encounter.

Here’s a first look at one toy we’re really excited to experience up close today. This marvelous, just announced, LEGO Creator Expert level Roller Coaster (10261) is loaded with amazing details. There’s a ticket booth, boarding station with height marker, vendor stands, money, cotton candy and more. The two coaster trains will give the 11 included figures a day of thrills at the fairground. This fully functioning chain lift action can even be upgraded with LEGO Boost and motorized power functions for added movement sensor and sound effects. Available starting June 1, 2018.
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Up and Atom: Thames & Kosmos’ “Happy Atoms” Adds Android App

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Thames and Kosmos’ “Happy Atoms” combines physical and digital components for molecular exploration.


Combine and Define…
This interesting experimental kit from Thames and Kosmos first came to our attention at The Toy Association’s annual Toy Fair this year. Happy Atoms is a safe and fun method of exploring the chemical foundations of the world around us. The game oriented analog and digital kit allows young scientists to build combinations of atoms and elements from a bag full of magnetic physical representations. Then they can explore the molecular properties of their creations via a downloadable application.  It is perfect in a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) classroom as well as at home on the kitchen table. Happy Atoms comes in a choice of three kit versions, the Complete Set, Introductory Set and the Educator’s Bundle. The App is a Free download.
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