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Meet the Jolly Jigo – A GiveAway…

July 8th, 2012 · 32 Comments

I said we would be having a weekend of GiveAways and I wasn’t kidding!!! Remember I blogged about one of our favorite toy stores – packed with lots of loveliness…


Well they gave us a bag of Jigos to play with and there is another bag to GiveAway to a lucky reader… So let’s meet the Jigos…


Well they gave us a fun new toy to try out and they gave us a bag to give our readers… there is a catch: It is a bulky prize and impossible to post… so this GiveAway is only open to folks who are prepared to go to the store and collect the prize themselves… but if you have an uncle or an aunt or a second cousin twice removed, who could pick up the prize on your behalf then that would be fine too…

So here they are:


Se7en Things we love about Jigo’s and when I say we, I mean mostly me!!!


  1. You get lots of pieces in a kit: You can make real models that require many pieces. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to make something and there aren’t enough pieces.!!!
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  3. These are not small pieces: The pieces will not cripple you if you step on them. Their chunkiness also makes them fairly easy to pack up. I did not find them scattered all over the house because the kids tended to build in one spot and then play with the model, so yes model helicopters have wandered around. But no small pieces, this is important to me – the master of having a tidy house at the end of each day!!!
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  5. They are robust: The pieces are chunky, easy to hold and easy to play with. After three straight weeks of playing, solidly every day, not a single piece was cracked, chipped or broken – they are robust!!!
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  7. I love multi-age toys: All my kids played with these and loved them. They played with them differently. My boys leapt in and made shields and sabers before getting down to the art of helicopters and vehicles of all sorts. The girls stuck close to the instructions and built what they saw.
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  9. Easy to Follow Instructions: I didn’t have to explain anything… each idea on the instructions states clearly what pieces are required… gather them up and start building…
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  11. Chunky pieces made chunky toys: I love that the things you make with them are big!!! The toys that they made from the various shapes are big enough to play “real” games with. They had a lot of fun making toys for grand scale play… These toys make really nice solid toys to play with. Once a model is built it holds firmly together and really is a great new toy – until you take it apart and make another one!!!
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  13. They come in a bag: That immediately got lost, but they are great in a huge basket that we tote indoors and outdoors. Really, there aren’t many toys that are good for indoor and outdoors and even in the bath toys…
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    And the se7en + 1th thing:

  15. They are Quiet Toys: And I am talking about the actual construction and not the verbal sound effects of rockets whooshing and cars brrrrmmming!!! These are fun to play with when I am reading to the kids because they don’t make that loud noise that similar toys with more brittle plastic make.
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We are giving away a bag of Jigo’s, I know – how cool is that… This GiveAway works in the usual way, we will give you a couple of days to comment, until the close of play on the 14 July 2012. We will draw and publish the winner on the 16 July 2012 I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.


Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. This GiveAway is a local GiveAway and open to readers who are willing and able to collect their prize from the store in Retreat. Please leave a comment and enter away!!!

We received a bag of Jigos from Early Learning Experiences – Nucleus Toys in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say lovely things about their product – the opinions are entirely our own.!!!

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32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tammy // Jul 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Oooh i love love Nucleus Toys stuff.

  • 2 ellen // Jul 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I know 3 little boys who would be SO excited to win this prize :o)

  • 3 jean // Jul 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    What a great GiveAway!

  • 4 Jonathan // Jul 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Very cool 😀 looks like a lot of fun.

  • 5 Lesley // Jul 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, yes please who would say no to this!

  • 6 aunty muffin // Jul 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  • 7 Kim Allen // Jul 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    oooh….we have many little people who would love to be playing with these

  • 8 Julia // Jul 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Would LOVE to win this for my boys.

  • 9 Melanie Grant // Jul 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    These look great, especially for those ever so quiet church meetings.
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Marriage Moments

  • 10 Marilyn // Jul 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Oooh a lovely prize – thank you! Our grandson Nathan would love to make weird and wonderful creations.

  • 11 Karen // Jul 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I guess being able to walk to Nucleus Toys in 5 minutes would count as being local 🙂

  • 12 Krista // Jul 9, 2012 at 5:32 am

    This looks like the perfect quiet toy to play with while siblings are taking piano lessons too! Count us in!

  • 13 Krista // Jul 9, 2012 at 5:37 am

    OOops! I was so excited to win this one I missed the part about being able to pick it up! So where can you buy this wonderful toy here in the US??? 🙂

  • 14 Debbie // Jul 9, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Wow, what a versatile construction toy!

  • 15 Taryn // Jul 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    These look like loads of fun 🙂 love Nucleus toys too!

  • 16 Yolande // Jul 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    What fun! Please count us in!

  • 17 Delene // Jul 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Wow…that looks amazing.

  • 18 Jo // Jul 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

    These look amazing, and your kids have been so creative with their construction! We would love to win!

  • 19 irene // Jul 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    i know of a little boy who would just LOVE his Aunty Irene to bits. AND his birthday is coming up, so pick me, pick me 🙂

  • 20 Shells // Jul 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Wow these look great!…and yes we are willing and able to collect ;-)!

  • 21 lauren allott // Jul 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Too, too cool!
    We are very willing to collect 🙂

  • 22 Wendy Meijer // Jul 9, 2012 at 11:42 am

    looks like lots of fun ! perfect to keep my kinaesthetic learner busy during read aloud time!
    Wendy Meijer´s last blog post ..Slow Living Month 6 : June 2012

  • 23 deb // Jul 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This looks amazing – loads of creativity for different ages! and yes we can collect!

  • 24 Heide Goodman // Jul 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Love point 8 – these are not noisy toys. Peace in the early mornings!

  • 25 katherine marie // Jul 10, 2012 at 4:11 am

    I love that they are multi age too!!! I think my builders would love these. You always offer so many fantastic give-a-ways… thank you!!! it’s fun to see “your” special books and products— even more fun to see the way you pick a winner!!

  • 26 Nicola // Jul 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What fun! Please count us in! (I think that with this rainy weather we might just go pick up a bag tomorrow) 🙂

  • 27 Beth_N // Jul 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    This is so great, i would have fun as well playing with these. count me in

  • 28 Anita // Jul 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    These look like a lot of fun, please enter us! I especially like the absence of small pieces, given my little crawler!

  • 29 Love and Lollipops // Jul 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Is this one still open?? If it is – please enter me :)!!
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..Mommy Made Moon Sand

  • 30 se7en // Jul 17, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Sorry Love and Lollipops you were just too late, but we have lots of fab GiveAways coming out soon… so keep on watching!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

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