Oh, LEGOs! How I love thee! I sat down with my oldest son after dinner and let him put together the first of three build included in the LEGO City High Speed Chase. He could follow the instructions without much help from me, though he was quite meticulous in making sure they were the correct pieces for each step. The first build was the police motorcycle, and the simplest of the three. After building it, he played with it all evening!
Star Trek Into Darkness begins with a proverbial bang: Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is on the run from a group of bipeds, chalky-faced and primitively dressed, while Spock (Zachary Quinto) is lowered into a volcano. Each faces his crisis as he is wont: Kirk dashes and leaps and barks orders into his communicator, Spock sets up the super-high-tech contraption with which he means to stop the volcano before it destroys the very population who is now chasing after Kirk. The Prime Directive is at stake.
Twister Rave Skip It game by Hasbro. It is a skipping game that features flashing lights that strobe through multiple colors as you advance levels.
This stunt set is easy to assemble and took me about 15 minutes to completely set up with decals and all. Once assembled you can put the Gray launching crank on any of the 3 tracks.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is once again feeling anxious as Iron Man 3 begins. As much as he enjoys being Iron Man, which is to say, being a celebrity, commercial product, and superhero, he’s also worried that the suit is yet imperfect, as is his commitment to Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow), longtime girlfriend and CEO of his company, Stark Industries. Now that they’re living together fulltime, in a gigantic house on a cliff over the Malibu surf, he’s worried. He can’t say why exactly, but he does show symptoms of trauma, presumably owing to the considerable beatings he took in The Avengers.
The moment I got this football in the mail I hoped for snow so that the kids could try it out in the snow because the football is made for all types of weather.
The Original DoodleArt Fairy Tales poster was a very good family project and my kids ages 5 and up loved it.
My kids were thrilled when they found out we had been chosen to review the Jumparoo Air Pogo Jumper. All three (ages 4, 6, and 14) tried to claim it for their own, but I had to convince them it was something they could share. It didn’t take long before they were begging Dad to open it up and air up the ball for them. Dad was very happy to see that a sturdy air pump with a needle was included. Assembly was simple, but we did find quickly that the amount of air needed was different for each child since their weights were so different. Fortunately, adjusting was very easy also.
Dinosaurs are walking the earth. Again. Just as they did 20 years ago, when Jurassic Park rumbled across big screens in that quaint technology now called 2D, the dinosaurs are the best part of Steven Spielberg’s movie. They’re accompanied here by some adults in need of lessons, from the theme park impresario John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to the paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill), and they menace children who need only to be protected by their grandfather, the same Mr. Hammond. The fact that Tim (Joseph Mazzello) and Lex (Ariana Richards) are not better protected owes to their grandfather’s…
“That’s what happens when you’re in trouble. You go home.” Just so, when Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson) and a couple of his G.I. Joe colleagues — Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) — are in trouble, he brings them to the neighborhood where he grew up. Here he meets up with a childhood friend, Stoop (DeRay Davis), who looks the younger soldiers up and down and deems them “Miley Cyrus and Ryan Seacrest.”