Long time readers will know that I used to manage a boutique before I had children. In that store we sold upscale toys and clothing, along with all kinds of baby and children’s items. I learned a lot about products before I had children myself so I felt pretty prepared on what we needed and didn’t need. Yeah, I learned even more once we actually had kids. Anyways, Rokenbok is one of the brands that I had quite a bit of experience with. We had a set in the store that was for the kids to play with. Just to make sure that pieces didn’t walk off it was behind a glass and the kids could play with the remote controls to move the balls around with the trucks. Once you purchase it, then at home you get to build the set, the conveyer belt and then use the truck to move the balls around.
What is new to me is the Rokenbok Blocks. These Blocks are for kids that are a bit younger than the ones using the Rokenbok Advanced RC Sets. In fact, even Miles age 2 greatly enjoyed playing with the Rokenbok Rok Blocks. This smaller set is geared to ages 3 – 6 and the age range is perfect. Miles was just a bit too young but he still loves trying and playing with his sister. They spent a few days making airplanes cars and houses, before we even opened the other set Rokenbok sent us to review.
Rokenbok Blocks are made for kids just learning how to put building blocks together. The cone shaped tops guide the pieces into alignment and lock them into place. The building blocks are also very easy for the children to take apart and rebuild. Rokenbok Blocks keep Zoe and Miles’s attention for a longer period of time because after the building is done they can have imaginative play with what they created. The set we received included a person to sit in the house, car or airplane.
Rokenbok contacted me and asked if we wanted to do this review. I didn’t have to think about it for very long because having a husband that loves building things with the kids I knew it would be loved by everyone! You can even see me in the photo to the left building some kind of car with Miles.
The Rokenbok line of toys is broken into 4 levels of play with increasing levels of challenge. The first level is the Rokenbok Rok Blocks and Deluxe Rock Blocks See ROK Blocks and Deluxe ROK Blocks for details
The second level is also for ages 3 plus it is called the Preschool RC. The goal of playing with Rokenbok is to have children learn how to invent their own real, working buildings. That’s why the remote control vehicles are so important; they are tough, precise real working equipment that give children reasons to create. As your Rokenbok collection grows, your child can invent a bridge to drive across, a custom trailer to be towed, a loading dock where truck and monorail exchange cargo, even an entire factory that receives, sorts, stores, and dispenses. Their remote control (retails for 34.99) for their RC products was created with the ability to control multiple cars. There is a switch on the remote allowing you to go between vehicles saving parents a bit of money when they make the jump from Preschool to Full Featured (stage 3) and Advanced (stage 4) easy.
We also received the Rokenbok Construction and Action Set from Rokenbok. This set is geared towards age six and up and retails for about 129.99. We opened it and let the kids play with it. Andrew and I helped them build the factory where the balls can be loaded and then unloaded.
I would say the only negative to Rokenbok in general is the price point. It is a bit high in my opinion but it is a hearty toy with a lifetime warranty. Letting Miles play with the RC Truck and the remote made me quite nervous buy my husband and I both quickly noticed that it was going to take a lot more than Miles misusing the truck for it to break. So I would say they are an investment that will last your child’s entire childhood.
What has two microprocessors, three motors, working headlights and four-wheel drive? The Rokenbok Loader, of course! Rokenbok remote control machines are tough, real working equipment. They are built for rough play, crashes, and spills. This is is not an ordinary remote control toy, but a precise and very rugged ROK Star controlled robot. ROK Star machines are smart too. They won’t interfere with each other so that you can add as many ROK Star machines and controllers as you want to your Rokenbok world.
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