Brick Popper Review and Giveaway
By Jennifer Schultz for the MommyBrief.com
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Who doesn’t love LEGOs? Talk about hours of fun and a great creation when you are done building. Legos certainly have changed a lot since I was a kid, with special kits that are based on characters, movies and TV shows. What hasn’t changed though, has been how difficult it can be to get some bricks apart once they are put together. I’ve tried in the past to use a butter knife (not safe), tweezers, and needle nose pliers to pull apart stubborn pieces.
I had come across a tool online that promised to quickly pop bricks apart, called the Brick Popper. I asked if I could get one to test since I have a nine-year old son that plays with LEGOs. So, with tonight being the SuperBowl and being in the living room as a family, we cleared off the coffee table and opened up a brand new kit featuring the characters from the Lego movie – Emmett, Wild Style, a few policemen and a police car.
It wasn’t long before we needed to use the Brick Popper. When we were putting the police car together from the kit, we put some of the wrong pieces on. We tried at first to pull them apart with our hands, but, that didn’t work. I gave my son the Brick Popper tool to try, but, the angle he was holding it wasn’t the right way to hold it and he also had the car sitting in his lap. We noted that one side had a “Lip” which is described as a groove that goes between the two bricks to easily pull them apart. So we put the car on the table and then tried again. The tool worked great! We switched out for the right pieces and continued to keep building.
We had to use the Brick Popper at least another 4 times and were glad that we did not have to struggle with the bricks. The tool retails for about $8, so it’s a great investment for anyone with LEGOs or other building block kits. I would recommend buying the Brick Popper for the brick fan in your life and certainly if you are buying any LEGOs for a gift, buy a popper to go with it, just like you would buy batteries for a toy that needs them.
We have your chance to WIN a Brick Popper as we are giving away two of them. Enter our contest below by February 28, 2015.