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#Blogtober17 – Rubik’s Junior Animals – A puzzle for all the family?

8th October 2017

I’ve put a bit of a spin on today’s #Blogtober17 – The prompt is holidays and you can already read about our recent holiday to Weymouth here on the blog.  I’m really stretching the theme here a little by saying that I will be talking about a great toy to potentially keep the kiddies occupied while traveling on holiday.  Rubik’s Junior Animals.

Now, anyone who grew up in the 80’s (and early 90’s) know what a Rubik’s Cube is.  For those who have been asleep all their lives, a Rubik’s Cube is that hideously impossible puzzle to solve.  Well, at least, I find them hideously impossible… there are people out there who can actually solve them, you know?  I love a good challenge but time and time again the cube has beaten me.  I think it’s more because I don’t have the patience rather than not having the logic. 

Anyway, John Adams Toys now know of my plight and they kindly sent me some Rubik’s Junior Animals to test out.  They don’t know what they have done.  At the grand old age of 31, I have finally solved a Rubik’s puzzle!  (Feel free to cheer for me now!)

Actually, I lie.  John Adams Toys sent them to the children as part of the Rubik’s Bloggers Club… and my 12 and 7 year old can solve it quicker than I can.  (I will never admit to that if asked… okay?)

So, a little more about them.

There are four cute Rubik’s Junior Animals to collect.  There is a bunny, a puppy, a kitten and a bear.  With far less mix up possibilities than the traditional cube, they are specifically aimed at younger children.  The beauty of the animals is that they develop the logic and problem solving skills of the player.  (Which might explain why I can’t solve anything!)

What did the kids think of them?

Oh, they loved them.  All of my frustration with the Cubes is now gone… and Garreth and Seren enjoyed them too!

Take a look at our first ever real vlog (type thing) all about Rubik’s Junior Animals!  (Garreth did enjoy himself more than the video shows – in fact he’s responsible for editing our video).

P.S. I forgot to say that you can buy them from most Rubik’s stockists and they retail for £9.99.

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13 Comments

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    paula cheadle
    1st November 2017 at 11:39 pm

    fab toy, I am useless with these

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    Jenni
    11th October 2017 at 10:11 pm

    I am hopeless at Rubiks Cube. Maybe I would stand a chance with these.

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    Esthy
    11th October 2017 at 7:19 am

    I love the Rubik’s cube. As challenging as they were then, I found them very stimulating and fun.

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    Alex
    10th October 2017 at 8:26 pm

    These look like so much fun! Used to love Rubiks cubes as a kid – although never managed to finish one!

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    10th October 2017 at 5:59 pm

    They are fab aren’t they?! We have been trying them out too. My oldest loves them 🙂

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    Emma
    10th October 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I went to university with a guy who was incredibly good with numbers and sequences, he could complete a rubix cube in under 3 minutes! It was insane. These look great for little ones who are good with sequences… a great introductory rubix cube.

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    Ger ( It's Me & Ethan )
    10th October 2017 at 9:39 am

    36 and I still can’t solve the original cube ! No shame !!!! These definitely look like something my boys would love and such a reasonable price ,couldn’t help but hear “stocking filler” as I read through this !!!

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    Amy - All about a Mummy
    10th October 2017 at 9:35 am

    I can remember being incredibly frustrated as a child trying to do a cube so thank goodness they have released easier versions for little ones!

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    Jacinta
    8th October 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I love the Rubik’s cube – may have solved it once by fluke. These look great for younger ones. Will have to add this to my Christmas list.

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    Sim @ Simslife.co.uk
    8th October 2017 at 11:46 am

    Ha ha ha this made me chuckle! Alas, I have yet to complete a Rubik’s cube, I will one day, These look super cute though and glad the children enjoyed playing with them! 🙂 Sim xx

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      Beth
      8th October 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Haha! I’m so glad you chuckled! I just wish I could solve a real Rubik’s Cube.

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    James
    8th October 2017 at 11:30 am

    I remember when my family had a rubik”s cube in the 1980’s. I was only a young boy, and I can remember seeing it for the first time. I remember thinking that it was like something from out of this world! What an amazing invention!

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      Beth
      8th October 2017 at 9:32 pm

      It is such an amazing toy! 😀

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