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Tegu Launches New Explorer and Endeavor Sets

by Leanne

If you’ve been reading around here a bit, you probably already know that we love Tegu blocks.  But, while some loves fade after the initial honeymoon stage, our love for Tegu only grows deeper every day and with each new release to their line.  After watching Tegu grow and evolve over the past year, I can honestly say that it has now become one of my all-time favorite toy Tegulines.  Yes, ever.   

For anyone that is not familiar with Tegu blocks, you’re probably wondering how on Earth a block set trumped walking robots and iWhatevers, but those of you that are familiar with Tegu are probably nodding along as they read this. 

For one thing, Tegu blocks aren’t just any old wood blocks, they are magnetic wooden blocks that stick to each other as well as other magnetic surfaces.  So now instead of creations that fall with even the slightest jostle, Tegu blocks can create sturdy towers that are taller than I am, semi-trucks that actually roll, and gravity-defying creatures complete with moving limbs.  Take that, silly robot.   

We started out with the Tegu Pocket Pouch in 2011 which we all thought was a lot of fun, but then when we got a Tegu Discovery set later that year, it felt like the fun grew exponentially with each piece that was added.  When we added the micro mobility pack and could make custom creations that moved, my kids very quickly became addicted.  Now, it’s gotten to the point that we officially have “Block Party” written on our daily schedule that designates our Tegu time as a family. 

Tegu-Explorer-Endeavor-Fox-JungleSo, to say that we were excited for the much anticipated launch of the Explorer and Endeavor sets {above} this year would be a vast understatement as I had already convinced myself that buying them was an educational investment.  Because the new sets have extra long planks, angled edges, and columns, I was certain that their addition would vastly expand our architectural possibilities, and for that I knew my kids I had to have them. 

Just look at how excited my daughter is with our latest creation, Tegu Towers.  I'm pretty sure it's the future headquarters of Rave Central in miniature form; I mean, it has hanging "lanterns", a movable spiral staircase, and a whole lot of space for us to grow.  What more could you want? 

If you think this looks like fun, imagine pushing it over and watching it topple to the ground so you can build something new.  Now, if only I could find a way to bottle this kind of happiness. 

Tegu Towers

To announce the launch of the new Endeavor and Explorer sets, Tegu is hosting a Summer Building Contest for bloggers where YOU can win big. The blog with the winning design will win a $300+ Tegu bundle to give away to lucky readers – um, that would be YOU!

In addition, they are also offering an exclusive discount code for you to get 20% off your Tegu PTPA new badgeorder with coupon code TEGURAVE at checkout, which is a very rare treat for anyone that loves Tegu as much as we do. 

Are you excited yet?  Well, here's the details on how you can vote for our creation and win a set of these PTPA Award-Winning blocks for yourself and maybe even help us giveaway the huge $300 prize pack to a lucky reader as well!

And Now For the Giveaway!

One lucky Rave and Review reader will win their choice of either the Endeavor or Explorer Tegu sets!

To Enter: Visit the Tegu Summer Building Contest page and comment with which you are voting for {and no, you don't have to vote for mine, just enter http://www.RaveAndReview.com where it asks for URL}.

And, as always, there are extra entries available! {Please leave a separate comment for each completed}

2 Extra Entries – Post on your Facebook wall about this amazing giveaway {Tegu Block giveaway http://t.co/p4OUdQba} and tag TeguToys and Rave & Review

1 Extra Entry – Like Tegu Toys on Facebook

2 Extra Entries {per method} – Follow Rave & Review! Subscribe by RSS feed, Subscribe by email, become a fan of R&R on Facebook or add R&R to your blogroll or sidebar.

1 Extra Entry {daily} – Twitter.  Retweet this tweet after following @Tegu and @RaveAndReview

3 Extra Entries – Blogger Bonus. Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post and leave an address where I can find your writeup

1 Extra Entry – Comment love. Enter any of my other Giveaways and/or comment on any non-giveaway post!

1 Extra Entry – Pin or Like this post {use the buttons at the bottom of post to make it super easy! Can be done once per article}

On July 3rd at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn at random by Tegu, announced here and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. 

Winner, winner!  A big congrats to MommyShorts for the tegu win!

Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Tegu for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers and a chance for us to win some blocks. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

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88 comments

Ellen-TCMom June 28, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Great building creation I am impressed!

Laura R. June 28, 2012 - 7:47 pm

I voted for your creation (LOVE the swirling stairs), and left a comment on the Tegu blog. I also like Tegu on facebook. Thanks!

Stephanie V. June 28, 2012 - 8:32 pm

voted for song birds but love yours as well!

Stephanie V. June 28, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Like Tegu Toys on Facebook
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Ann Fantom June 29, 2012 - 3:56 am

I liked Tegu on FB: Ann Fantom

Ann Fantom June 29, 2012 - 3:56 am

I liked Rave and Review on FB: Ann Fantom

Ann Fantom June 29, 2012 - 3:57 am

I’m an email subscriber

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 7:58 am

I voted for you in the Tegu Summer Building Contest.

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

I like Tegu Toys on FB – Janet Watson

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

Subscribe via RSS Feed in google reader – Janet Watson
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Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

Subscribe via RSS Feed in google reader – Janet Watson
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Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

Email subscriber #1

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Email subscriber #2

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

Fan of yours on facebook – Janet Watson
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Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

Fan of yours on facebook – Janet Watson
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Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:01 am

I “like” this post – Janet Watson

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 8:03 am

Commented on your non-giveaway post titled “Note to self: No one wears hoodies to BlogHer”

Tracie Brown June 29, 2012 - 8:46 am

inhabitots!

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#1 I subscribe via email [email protected]

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#2 I subscribe via email [email protected]

Janet W. June 29, 2012 - 9:16 am

I follow you both on twitter @jwatson50
https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/218739684145242112

michelle June 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

I voted for play eat grow.

michelle June 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

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michelle June 29, 2012 - 10:58 am

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Jessica Beard June 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

I like yours and the one built by Jillian Warner, Mommy Testers.
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Jessica Beard June 29, 2012 - 12:08 pm

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Jessica Beard June 29, 2012 - 12:09 pm

I’m a fan on facebook. Jessica Wilson Beard [email protected]

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I’m a fan on facebook. Jessica Wilson Beard [email protected]
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Jessica Beard June 29, 2012 - 12:09 pm

I follow on twitter. JBeard25 [email protected]

Jessica Beard June 29, 2012 - 12:10 pm
Aura June 29, 2012 - 2:32 pm

I voted for play eat grows chair

Aura June 29, 2012 - 2:47 pm

tegu facebook fan

Aura June 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm

rss subscriber

renee June 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm

I liked your tower so I voted for it! Good luck!

renee June 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm

subscriber 1

renee June 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm

subscriber 2

renee June 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm

also entered your Cate&Levi Handmade Giveaway

Mummytotwoboys June 29, 2012 - 4:42 pm

I am voting for you 🙂
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Mummytotwoboys June 29, 2012 - 4:43 pm

Confirmed email subscriber
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Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:02 am

I voted for Rebekka Drago, The Proverbs31 Mama but thought yours was great too!

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:08 am

I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook wall and tagged you and Tegu:
https://www.facebook.com/lisa.kushniarykhansen?ref=tn_tnmn#!/lisa.kushniarykhansen/posts/253871714728276
Entry #1

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:08 am

I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook wall and tagged you and Tegu:
https://www.facebook.com/lisa.kushniarykhansen?ref=tn_tnmn#!/lisa.kushniarykhansen/posts/253871714728276
Entry #2

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:09 am

I like Tegu Toys on Facebook. (Lisa K-H)

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:11 am

I subscribe via email to Rave & Review.
Entry #1

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:11 am

I subscribe via email to Rave & Review.
Entry #2

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:12 am

I’m already a fan of R&R on Facebook. (Lisa K-H)
Entry #1

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:13 am

I’m already a fan of R&R on Facebook. (Lisa K-H)
Entry #2

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:17 am

I follow @Tegu and @RaveAndReview as @LisaJLKHansen and tweeted:
https://twitter.com/LisaJLKHansen/status/218966004133412864

Lisa KH June 30, 2012 - 12:19 am
Janet W. June 30, 2012 - 10:09 am
Toby June 30, 2012 - 12:50 pm

I ‘liked’ this article…

Toby June 30, 2012 - 1:08 pm

I like Tegu on FB…

Toby June 30, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Posted giveaway and tagged on FB….:)

Jessica Beard June 30, 2012 - 7:46 pm
Lisa KH July 1, 2012 - 12:26 am
Janet W. July 1, 2012 - 6:20 am
Nichole July 1, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Just liked you and Tegu on FB. Thanks for the chance to win some of these amazing blocks!

Nichole July 1, 2012 - 6:13 pm

And I Pinned your great tower pic and posted link to FB

Jessica Beard July 1, 2012 - 7:15 pm
Rebecca July 1, 2012 - 9:06 pm

I am a subscriber via email

Rebecca July 1, 2012 - 9:07 pm

I happily voted for you

Lisa KH July 1, 2012 - 11:38 pm
Janet W. July 2, 2012 - 6:19 am
Jessica Beard July 2, 2012 - 7:57 am
Heather McD July 2, 2012 - 10:22 am

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Shannon S. July 2, 2012 - 8:07 pm

I voted for Leanne Heilman, Rave and Review

Lisa KH July 2, 2012 - 11:39 pm
Janet W. July 3, 2012 - 6:48 am
Jessica Beard July 3, 2012 - 12:54 pm
Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:52 pm

I voted for you!
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Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:53 pm

I shared on facebook
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Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:54 pm

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Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:55 pm

I Like Tegu Toys on Facebook
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Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:56 pm

I like you on facebook
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Ilovemybeagle2 July 3, 2012 - 7:59 pm

I follow you both on twitter and retweeted your post
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Jen July 3, 2012 - 9:35 pm

I voted for yours!

Jennifer H July 3, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Voted!

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