With the calendar having turned to July, America's birthday around the corner, and Lukas' birthday now in the rear view, It's time for me to send some shout outs to some sponsors who helped to make his birthday week a rousing success.
First up: Play-Well Teknologies. The folks at Play-Well Teknologies were the star attraction at Lukas' birthday party for his school friends. Mike and Khaemmeraa from Play-Well Northwest arrived on time at our destination, loaded to the hilt with Lego's for a motorized project build that fit the Minecraft party theme perfectly. Lukas and his friends, 20 of them in all, under the expert guidance of the Play-Well staff were fully engaged in building motorized creepers, or Steve's (their choice) and had a terrific time.
Mike and Khaemmeraa kept the rather large group of kids engaged and having fun the whole time and were completely fun and appropriate. It's almost like they'd done this type of thing before!
Anyway, Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas, and I were extremely pleased with their professionalism and flexibility and would absolutely recommend their services to anyone looking for a fun filled activity or party.
Thanks Play-Well Teknologies!
Estes Rockets The fine folks at Estes Rockets were kind enough to send over, not one. Not two. But three of their pretty cool air rocket sets for us to try out. Lukas was pretty excited to try them out after his birthday, and couldn't wait to walk over to a local park with a huge lawn since these rockets - which come complete with an air pump - can travel up to 150ft high.
We were a bit skeptical of that claim, until we actually put the Sonic Boom set to the test. We were all thrilled when it indeed soared high into the sky, probably close to the 150ft claim.
And while we had trouble getting another of the sets to work, Lukas had a blast chasing after the falling Sonic Boom.
StikBot Studio The folks at Zing toys were kind enough to send over a the Stikbot Studio, a green screen box with stikbot figures which works in conjunction with an app for editing, allowing kids to place the stikbots into their own homemade videos.
Lukas is just tapping the potential of the Stikbots, and has been extremely excited about learning how to use and edit his pictures and video clips in order to create a finished movie product. We are not there yet, but once he has something to show, you will be able to see it here.
Thanks Zing Toys for this very cool set!
The Rise of the Herobrine. Author Danica Davidson was kind enough to send over this, the third in the 'Unofficial Overworld Adventure' series.
Lukas, who loves all things Minecraft right now, was immediately drawn to this book, and although he hadn't read books one or two, he has burned through this book twice already in merely a weeks time. Asked for his opinion on the book, he called it "Awesome" and gave it a resounding thumbs up.
Thanks Danica, and to all those sponsors who helped to make Lukas's Birthday another successful venture.
Now go 4th and enjoy your Summer!
*Full Disclosure: I received free product from each of these listed sponsors, but was only asked to do a fair and impartial review, which I have done here.