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10 Rokenbok Tips To Impress Your Kids!

A lot of people don't realize how many awesome things their ROK Star Controller can do! Here are just a few of the hidden features!

1. Flash back and forth between vehicles, like the back button on your TV remote!

2. Use the "1" button for a siren.

3. Hold down the right forefinger button to enter slow mode for more precise turns.

Best Christmas Reaction of All Time

Jeff Boden and his wife have three budding engineers ages 3, 5, and 7 who love to build. Their oldest has been asking for Rokenbok and watching our videos for 3 years. Well, this Christmas his wish came true.

Jeff said, “My wife and I had no idea there would be such an extreme reaction. But, I suppose that is the reaction you get when a kid has been asking for Rokenbok for Christmas for 3 years. That's 3 years of fulfilled hopes and dreams exploding out of a 7 year old boy!”

Rokenbok Family Builds A Bobsled Track!

We always love to see family's do exceptionally creative things with Rokenbok building sets and this bobsled and track is no exception. They started by creating the track out of a Rokenbok building set and then packing it with snow and letting it freeze overnight. They utilized most of the pieces out of the Inventor's Tool Box, which is the largest Rokenbok building set and has a lot of 30 and 60 degree angle snaps.

Say Cheese!

Deadline to Submitt is Jan. 17th, 2014

We’re having our third annual Holiday Photo Contest! Five lucky families will win their choice of a Architetct's Dream, an Inventor’s Tool Box, or a Tower of ROK Mania! All you have to do is have your camera ready.

Rokenbok's Holiday Gift Guide

While it may be hard to believe, the gift-giving season is less than a month away. Don't let Christmas or Hanukkah sneak up on you and leave you unprepared. Order gifts online and avoid the crazy holiday rush at the shopping malls. 

Here at Rokenbok, we have you covered with fun, educational gifts for kids as young as three years old. Whether the little ones in your life are established Rokenbokers or just getting started, there's something for everyone! 

Winners of our Birthday Bash Photo/Video Contest!

This year Rokenbok turned 16 years old, so to celebrate, we held a photo and video contest! A ton of families submitted a bunch of great photos and videos that we really enjoyed, but in the end we had to narrow it down to three winners. Our three winners are:

1) The Boyd Family

Photo Tips

As our Holiday Photo Contest approaches, we wanted to give you a few quick photo-taking tips. Following these tips will help increase your chances of winning! Have fun and good luck!

Rokenbok ROK's Maker Faire New York!

More than 500 kids and their parents were introduced to the joy of Rokenbok at the World Maker Faire held in New York City, September 21 -22.

Teacher of The Year Uses Rokenbok

Rich has been teaching his students engineering and math concepts using Rokenbok for a decade. In addition to using Rokenbok in his classroom he also loads everything into a 24-foot truck to bring to a summer camp for special needs children called Camp Discovery.

Coolest Construction Cakes

Since Rokenbok is celebrating our 16th birthday this month, we thought we'd share some of our favorite construction-themed birthday cakes for inspiration. Check out our Pinterest boards for additional birthday ideas!

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It seems that adding crushed Oreo cookies is a popular method of recreating dirt, as in these first two photos.

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