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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Are instruction manuals with creative toys a bad thing? Yes and no.

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Whilst getting ready for the day today, we were intrigued to find an article on BBC News website discussing an issue that we feel is a crucial one in the area of children’s toys and child development. The article entitled ‘Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?’ suggests that over time, Lego toys have become less creative moving away from just a random assortment of blocks, relying on the users imagination, towards more complex constructions based on movies or television shows, complete with detailed step by step instructions to create more complicated, more ‘realistic’ designs. Is creativity being killed off by…

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Autumn Fair at Greens Windmill!!!

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Saturday 8th of November 2014! Rain! Again! A typical British morning. No surprises there. We set up our table in Greens Windmill venue without any huge expectations. “The rainy weather will keep people inside” we all thought. We had stalls all around, some delicious cupcakes directly opposite particularly caught our attention and we began to believe we’d have a tough day ahead of us trying not to give in to the temptation of chocolatey treats. Suddenly, emerging from the rain soaked grounds were people! children, adults, people of all ages, everywhere! Our temptations for sweets and our fear of the…

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Back to school..

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Friday! While others waiting for the weekend we are impatient for our visit to Middleton Primary School in Nottingham. Every time that we plan to meet people and to test our product we have the same feelings. Excitement, anticipation, a splash of nervousness, and a lot of intrigue. Children are honest and demanding, we love that and that’s one of the reason why we work so hard to make our product perfect.  What if they didn’t like it? What if we didn’t have enough beads? Designs? These were just some of the thoughts that were flying around our minds while…

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Simbrix meets teenagers!

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This week, we had the pleasure of visiting a local secondary school and trying out Simbrix on a group of teenagers. Through the many events that we have attended, we’ve generally had a positive reception from children and adults alike. Working with teenagers on the other hand – we would be lying if we said we weren’t sure what the reception would be like!     Thankfully, we had nothing to worry about and it was really amazing to see the pupils from Year 7 right through to the sixth form really engaging with Simbrix. One boy noted: ‘I think…

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Game City 2014

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GameCity 2014 Today marked a historic event, our first show! And our first opportunity to share Simbrix with the world. We were at Gamecity 2014 in Nottingham. GameCity, for those not in the know, is one of the highlights of the year here in Nottingham and draws people from all over the UK (and further afield!). Organised in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, GameCity is a celebration of all things related to video games and creativity. The event is a hub for innovation and opens everyone’s eyes to the endless possibilities of video games as a concept and as technology….

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