CitiBlocs Review and Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
October 8, 2009
315 Comments
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My boys love to build with blocks – towers, houses, caves, you name it!!  As soon as I showed them the box of Citiblocs, they wanted me to open them.  I opened them and laid them before my kids and before I knew it, they were building towers and homes for their other toys (i.e. Scooby Doo and Shaggy).  I love Citiblocs myself because they are all the same shape and size, making clean-up super easy and fast!!  These are great for birthday presents, Christmas presents, good report cards, or just because.

Citiblocs products

Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of toyportfolio.com said the following of CitiBlocs: “CitiBlocs are wonderful open-ended toys that invite creativity. Our testers loved that CitiBlocs were both green and engaging and it’s fun to see how many variations you can make.”  Kids love CitiBlocs because every piece is exactly the same shape and size and each is lightweight! Kits are available from $14.99 for a starter set to $229.99 for 1,000 pieces. These toys are ideal for kids 3 and up (and parents will like them as well). Check them out today!

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My boys had a blast with them and your kids will love them too!  These are definitely kid-friendly and parent-friendly building blocks!  CitiBlocs was featured on The Today Show and also won the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award! Kits are available from $14.99 for a starter set to $229.99 for 1,000 pieces. These toys are ideal for kids 3 and up (and parents will like them as well). Check them out today!

CitiBlocs has generously offered to give away a set of 52 CitiBlocs (winner’s choice of natural or blue and red) to 1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files!!

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– What is one feature you like about the CitiBlocs?

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– Tell me in a comment why you want to win – 1 ENTRY

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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on October 22nd, 2009! Any entries after this time will be deleted!

– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a 52-piece set of natural colored CitiBlocs so that I could write an honest review.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

315 Responses to “CitiBlocs Review and Giveaway”

  1. jennette says:

    I like that they are easy cleanup!

  2. jennette says:

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  3. jennette says:

    I want to win as I am in need of christmas presants for my daughter

  4. A Kruse says:

    I like the fact they are safe, non-toxic and use no glues. I am always worried about toys being toxic today.

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  8. A Kruse says:

    I would love to win to give my son something constructive to do when my hands are busy. I just had a new baby and have to keep him occupied while I am nursing. He gets into all sorts of trouble when he gets bored. Citiblocs would be perfect!

  9. Veronica Murillo says:

    I subscribe!

  10. Veronica Murillo says:

    like the fact that is safeand my 4 yrs old daughter can play by her self when there is no one around to play with!

  11. I like that they are kid friendly and kids of all ages can play with them!

  12. The Gosfam says:

    I love that you can construct so easily with them. When blocks get a ton of different shapes it is harder for little ones to build “high” towers 🙂 These look so FUN!!

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  18. The Gosfam says:

    I want to WIN for my daughters. They would build for hours with these.

  19. Glad to see that your kids are enjoying these blocks. They did extremely well with our toy testers (young and old). There’s something very pleasing about having such open-ended materials to build with!

  20. Bridgette Groschen says:

    I like that they are for girls or boys (I have both) and that they’re for mommies too! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  24. Linda Kish says:

    I like that they promote imagination

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  26. Noreen says:

    I like how thin they are, I love blocks but they can be so thick it makes bridges harder to make

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  28. hollowsins says:

    I like that they are larger than legos or knex and I would not be stepping on tiny sharp pieces when they “forget” some on the floor

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  30. Amanda says:

    I like that they’re the same size and shape. They probably are easier for small kids to stack than the small rectangle blocks we have.

  31. Amanda says:

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  33. Amanda says:

    I would like to win these for my 4 year-old because he loves to build things.

  34. GAhome2mom says:

    I don’t like TOXIC Toys!!! I am glad they are not toxic. lol Thanks.

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  36. GAhome2mom says:

    Why? I am a mommy and grandma of a 4 year old and 4 grand kids ages five and under and they would like ot play with these. Kids love blocks. lol

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  40. I had almost ALL wooden toys last Christmas for my girls. I’d like to do the same thing for them again this year. I love wooden toys for my kids, I feel okay when they put them in their mouth (Which they will) and the natural colors are great for them

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  43. I would like to win this because I want my daughters to learn to love the natural, simple and easy toys instead of all the bells and whistles. I want an imagination to grow from building and using the world around them for their creations!

  44. Heather M says:

    I Like that you can build anything!!!

  45. Heather M says:

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  47. Heather M says:

    I want to win because they look fun and I think my 2 1/2 yr old daughter would have a blast. She’s at that building stage right now!

  48. Heather M says:

    and I’m a subscriber!!!

  49. jennifer says:

    My favorite feature of citiblocks would be that they don’t stop imagination play! When kids are playing with a car, for example, it can really only be a car… With toys like citiblocks, kids can use their imagination completely, and make anything they can possibly think of!
    Plus, these toys are wooden, and with the whole “lead paint on everything now’ thing, parents can rest assured!

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  52. jennifer says:

    I want to win because my kids love to build things all the time, and with 52 pieces, surely they can share!

  53. Karen R says:

    I love that they inspire imagination.

  54. Karen R says:

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  56. Karen R says:

    I want to win because I think this would be fun for my girl.

  57. Sylvia says:

    I like that No glue, no snaps, no mess

  58. Sylvia says:

    I subscribe

  59. Sylvia says:

    I would like to win as this would be great to foster imagination

  60. Crystal Allen says:

    i love that citi blocs allow kids to use their imagine. kids love to creat and build and citi blocs allows them to do just that, their way… clallen at ntin dot net

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  64. Crystal Allen says:

    i would love to win this for my son for christmas. he loves to build and create. clallen at ntin dot net

  65. Maggie M says:

    I like the fact that Citiblocs are non-toxic and an open-ended educational toy:)

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  69. Maggie M says:

    As for why I want to win this giveaway – I have a six year old nephew whose teacher says he has “attention deficit” problems. I think he’s just too smart and gets bored. He comes across as being very shy, however, he has a wonderful command of the English language (they speak primarily Spanish in his home) and he’s very intelligent. I think Citiblocs would be the perfect Christmas present for him so he can use his creativity and energy to build all sorts of things and feel the gift of accomplishment.

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  70. Katherine C. says:

    I love that they are non toxic and are a toy that lasts for hours of fun.

  71. Kenny N says:

    I like that they are lightweight.

  72. Shannon Baas says:

    I like that it inspires kids creativity.

  73. Melissa Barnes says:

    i love that kids can use their imagination and build whatever they want to

  74. Melissa Barnes says:

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  75. Melissa Barnes says:

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  77. Melissa Barnes says:

    i want to win this because i want to give it to my son for Christmas

  78. I love the cool shapes and sizes plus they encourage building which puts a spark on the creative side.

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  80. I’d love to win because my son loves to build.

  81. Cindy says:

    I like the fact that they are so full of possibilities. You can do anything with them! Also, there are no interlocking parts, so my little one won’t get frustrated because he can’t get the pieces to work together. He has trouble with his brother’s legos because he’s not strong enough to get them together or apart.

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  86. Cindy says:

    I want to win because Christmas is coming and this would make an awesome present for either one of my boys.

  87. Nanette Olson says:

    I like that they would encourage a child’s creativity.

  88. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite feature is that Citiblocs help expand my kids imaginations. My kids would really have a great time building with these. Thanks so much.

  89. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a follower.

  90. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subcriber.

  91. Kathy K says:

    I like that they’re Perfectly balanced.

  92. Brittany says:

    I love that you can build really simple things with younger kids and the older ones can get really creative with them

  93. Brittany says:

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  98. Brittany says:

    I want to win because then I can cross something off my christmas list

  99. Angela J says:

    They reminds me of the building blocks I had growing up and I loved them

  100. Linda Fish says:

    Safe and non-toxic

  101. Laura DeLuca says:

    I like that the pieces are big enough to not be a choking hazard

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  105. Laura DeLuca says:

    I’d like to win because my son loves to play with blocks

  106. Andrea H says:

    I like that they encourage creative play. WIth all the video games and technology kids are having less creative play time and using their imaginations less. Thank you!

  107. Andrea H says:

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  108. Thao says:

    I like that they are safe and non-toxic.

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  114. Thao says:

    I would like to win because I think my two boys could be so creative with these blocks and have hours of fun together.

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  115. Julie Cutshaw says:

    main entry: I like it that there are no small parts to get hurt with, just good imaginary fun to create.
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  120. Julie Cutshaw says:

    My comment why I would want to win is> this would be a great christmas gift for my grandson who loves to build things and could really take his imagination places to create with this fun classic building toys just like the good ole days when it was your imagination you had to use instead of a million tiny toy parts to create fun. so thanks for the offer.
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  121. Kristi says:

    I love it that they are all the same shape and size – my 4 year old is always building things that won’t stand because he can’t get the sides even! Drives him crazy. (He has the same Kung-Fu Panda shirt as your little one!)

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  125. Lori Z. says:

    I like the lightweight part! So when my son is knocking my daughter’s tower over he won’t be crying because the blocks hit him and hurt his hand as I put him on time out…

  126. Lori Z. says:

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  127. Tari Lawson says:

    I like that they allow kids to utilize their own imagination to build virtually anything they want.

  128. Carol G says:

    I like that although they have suggested things to build, children are not locked into those designs, and can really use them in any way their imaginations can think up.

  129. Carol G says:

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  130. Carol G says:

    I want to win because these would be a nice gift for my grandson.

  131. Amanda Starr says:

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  135. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like that they encourgage open ended play and the imagination that tney spark.

  136. Mommy Daisy says:

    I love toys that make my son use his imagination.

  137. Mommy Daisy says:

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  138. I like that they would be easy for my 2 yr old since they are all the same shape and size

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  140. I would like to win so that I could give this to my son as an extra Christmas gift

  141. Linda says:

    I like that they every piece is exactly the same shape and size.

  142. Jaime says:

    what I like most is that children have to use their own imagination to play

  143. Jaime says:

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  144. Jaime says:

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  146. Jaime says:

    why you want to win? My grandson would love these

  147. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    I like that you can get a starter kit and then add to it if need be!

  148. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    I like that they are a green toy and very basic but stimulate the imagination.

  149. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

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  151. Rosey says:

    The opportunities are endless as can be seen from their examples on their website. That is my favorite feature.

  152. Rosey says:

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  154. Amy B says:

    I like that these blocks are made of wood and not plastic
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  155. Amy B says:

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  156. Amy B says:

    I want to win this because I think it would be a fun toy to play with with my son. My husband would love it, too.
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  158. Marjorie Whitney says:

    I love that kids are required to use their imaginations with these sets. No instructions to fuss about, or to make kids worry about duplicating a photo.

  159. roseh2o19 says:

    all same size

  160. Melissa N. says:

    I like how the possibilities are endless with these toys – you can make/build anything!

  161. Kristen Mantovani says:

    They encourage creative play!

  162. April J says:

    I like that they’re all the same sizes

  163. I commented on your “Tell Your Good News Tuesday” (10/20) post!

  164. Melanie says:

    Every piece is the same size, so it makes for easy building!

  165. Erma H says:

    I like that you can build anything with them.

  166. pixie13 says:

    I love that they are safe & non-toxic. Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. pixie13 says:

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  168. pixie13 says:

    I want to win because my daughter would love these!

  169. Kerrie Mayans says:

    i like that each piece is the same size so it is easier to build wiht and easier to put away when you are done.

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  173. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I want to win because I think my kids would like to build with these better than the cube alphabet blockes we currently have.

  174. Paula H says:

    I like that they are perfectly balanced. It would make building this easier.

  175. Paula H says:

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  178. Paula H says:

    I want to win because my kids and husband would all love to build with them. I would too 🙂

  179. Molly K says:

    I love that they are all natural and every block is the same size and weight so there will be no fighting over which one’s they get.

  180. Molly K says:

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  182. Molly K says:

    I would love to win this because I know it would keep my boys busy for a long time and help them to use their imaginations.

  183. Angela Gaffke says:

    I like that they are all the same size and made of wood.

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  187. Angela Gaffke says:

    I would love to win because I love to see my boys use their imaginations.

  188. Sonya says:

    I love that they’re all exactly the same size!

  189. Sonya says:

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  190. Sonya says:

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  191. Sharon Jones says:

    That they are the same size and weight. My nephews (twins) would love this…finally a toy we can divide evenly haha THANKS

  192. Sharon Jones says:

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  194. Sharon Jones says:

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  197. Sharon Jones says:

    I really want to win this for my awesome twin nephews.

  198. dorothy l says:

    you can do a lot with them

  199. Mya Brooks says:

    Balanced to make building easier

  200. DanV says:

    I like that they are sturdy and allow for great creative play

  201. Chrysa says:

    I like that they encourage creativity.

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  204. Maggie M says:

    I love that they are easy to build with.

  205. Gianna says:

    I love that they’re made out of wood 🙂

  206. Donna K says:

    I like that they encourage creative thinking.

  207. Donna K says:

    I want to win because my son would love them.

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  209. Ale Oliver says:

    Love them as they are sturdy, we all love to build!!
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  214. Ale Oliver says:

    I want to win these for my sons & dughters to play together..w the varying age ranges we have this is something I know they will love doing togft.
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