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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Geomag NASA Rocker and Rover **REVIEW & GIVEAWAY**

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When James went back to school in September he was pretty excited to find out that their very first topic this term would be Space! He is fascinated by space and regularly reads books, watches programs and tells us all the facts he has learnt at school all about it.

So when we were recently asked if James would like to review some special edition NASA Geomag sets I didn't even need to ask him.


Both of these sets have been endorsed by NASA and have been released as a special edition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the first manned lunar landings.

If you haven't heard of Geomag before they are a STEM based construction toy which is made up of magnetic rods and spheres which can be built in any way you please, the possibilities are endless if you have enough kit.  Before we had even taken a look at the instruction's the kids were having fun with the magnets, building their own towers and seeing what 3D shapes they can make.

That's what is so great about Geomag its perfect for imagination play, educational play, STEM and construction just to name a few.



To get started we opened the box and started looking for instructions, but the instructions are actually on the box itself, so don't rip or throw it away when opening! Each set comes with everything you need to construct the model (rocket or rover) as well as a few spares in each set.

The Geomag NASA rocket consists of 84 pieces including 30 magnetic rods, 18 magnetic metal spheres and an A4 sheet of thin plastic pop out pieces to create the rocket panels.


The Geomag NASA rover is a slightly smaller set consisting of 52 pieces including the rods and spheres as above but this set also comes with wheels!

Constructing the sets was both fun and a little frustrating at times but overall James loved it. The tricky party was definitely trying to get the panels to stay in place as they are simply held by the magnetic rods and spheres almost squeezing hold of them. The problem was the magnetic rods like to stick to everything so you had to be very careful not to get extra bits stuck to your model as you constructed it.



It took James around 1 hour to build both sets but that was pretty much by himself. The bright colourful illustrated instructions are easy to follow even for kids (James is 10) and having them on the box itself means they can't get easily lost or ripped. He was so chuffed with his models that he has asked if he can take them to school (now just to get them there in one piece!) and I can see them being on display in his room for some time.


The rocket definitely feels more flimsy than the rover but I think that might just be because its a larger and taller model so has more parts that can break. James loved that the rover could actually be pushed along and the wheels actually work which is a great touch. 

Both sets are aimed at children aged 5+, however personally I think either would actually be more suited to children aged 7 maybe even 8+. James is 10 and was able to complete these himself but Evelyn who is 5 really struggled as its actually quite a fiddly job trying to get all the pieces to stay in place. That being said Evelyn did have lots of fun after making up her own models with the magnetic rods and spheres.


I love that the sets are both educational as well as fun and that the pieces can be used to create other things as the kids grow and interests change. The only thing I would say about the sets is that they were both quite flimsy and more models to display than play with. '

Do you fancy winning your very own special edition NASA Geomag sets (the same sets as above)? They would make perfect gifts to put away for Christmas or even a birthday! Well now is your chance.


To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. You can enter as many or as few times as you wish but obviously the more options you complete the more entries you will have in to win.


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**We received these sets for the purpose of this review. However all words, opinions and images are my own. I retain full control of this post.**

***Giveaway is open to UK residents only. One winner will be selected at random using the rafflecopter website and that winner will win both sets. The prize is being sent directly via the PR and I therefore hold no responsibility or the delivery, loss or damage of any prize.***

86 comments:

  1. A switch console for my grandson

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  2. My mini engineer is ready for Pro-L now!

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  3. L.O.L Surprise Dolls and Lego Star Wars.

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  4. My kids want a Nintendo Switch!

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  5. Top of the list this year is Harry Potter lego, which I'm very excited about. I love Harry Potter and lego! We have cool kids!

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  6. Margaret Clarkson
    We haven't really got any special wants so far!

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  7. Not really got any answers for this as yet as they don't know

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  8. Hazel Christopher24 October 2019 at 13:54

    On top of my sons list is a mobile phone (not happening!) but he is getting a whole lot of lego!

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  9. My kids are older so the youngest who is at University wants an Amazon Echo. My Grandchildren want everything they see on adverts on the TV! But they would enjoy this set, especially my Granddaughter who loves making things & has a wonderful imagination.

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  10. A fabulous selection but anything with wheels goes down well in our house so the Wheels Red Team Speed 25 is our pick.

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  11. My 8 year old just wants lots of Geomag!

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  12. The Proteon Taurex 68 set looks amazing!!

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  13. An iPad for my son and lots of Peppa pig toys for my daughter

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  14. My favourite Christmas gifts are fragrance and socks. The children are still thinking about theirs.

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  15. My Nephew wants a hoover Board and My Niece wants £$£$£

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  16. Peppa pig and paw patrol still seem to be favourites here

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  17. The stranger things monopoly game.

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  18. My eldest wants a phone and my youngest wants a switch as her bro has one!

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  19. For me it has to be a new digital camera as my old one is broken

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  20. Ani Costa @LaaMoii28 October 2019 at 18:59

    a new bike with a basket

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  21. We would all like a firestick !!

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  22. my daughter wants anythign harry potter releated!

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  23. I'd love a bike with a basket! My children can't make their minds up at the moment.

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  24. A much wanted bike

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  25. My daughter wants a Myla the magic make-up unicorn...

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  26. My daughter wants anything with a unicorn on it! And I would really like an Apple Watch!

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  27. Danielle Sedgebeer2 November 2019 at 18:35

    My daughter really wants a dolls house this year

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  28. my grandchildren want some lego

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  29. Top of my grandchildrens' lists are usually Lego

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  30. lego harry potter the hogworts castle set is top of the list this year and the nerf scooter

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  31. My son Harry really wants a Hatchimals Toothless for Christmas

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  32. So far they have mentioned roller blades and a keyboard although they haven't done a list yet!

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  33. So far I have been told a keyboard and roller blades but they haven't done a list yet!

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  34. Top of the list this year is gymnastics equipment! bars and beam specifically!

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  35. my sons both want ipads, nice cheap xmas for me, not lol x

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  36. Top of my daughters' lists are tablets, we will have to see if we can find some suitable

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  37. My granddaughter wants some Disney Priness Lego sets.

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  38. Lots of books and video games!

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  39. My daughters both want LOL and my sons want Lego sets

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  40. Ava would love a barbie house

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  41. My little boy wants PJ MASK bits

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  42. Top of my own list is a new purse. As for the grandchildren, they just want EVERYTHING!

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  43. My son would love some Lego.

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  44. The top of mine is a new mattress as ours is so old and uncomfy!

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  45. One of the huge Lego sets for my youngest, an XBox for my eldest

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  46. My son would like a nintendo switch

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  47. My son has asked for a new scooter

    Clare Munden

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  48. Top of my sons is a hexbug Robot Wars arena.

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  49. They haven't made their minds yet

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  50. My youngest daughter wants Ben & Holly toys, not a lot of choice compared to other shows

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  51. really like the look of the mechanics set. I want some new pads for skating for xmas - H and D want Lego but they always do

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  52. My Daughter would love some Harry Potter Lego

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  53. New boxing gloves as my 5 and 9 year olds both do Muay Thai boxing!

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  54. My son wants lego and my daughter wants a scooter. They're good kids so I'm sure santa will oblige!

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  55. Anything lol dolls for my daughter, my boy is 3 and anything with wheels is at the top of his list

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  56. My nephew has asked for a spaceship so this would be lovely to win

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  57. So far nobody has said anything so hoping it stays that way

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  58. My daughter wants Lego and football goals

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  59. A switch is the top of my sons Christmas list, for me it’s cosy socks and books 😄

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