Playing with mini blocks

A sudden craze for mini blocks started from McDonald’s nano block collectible set.

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For me, I got disappointed from my first purchase of McDonald’s nano block fries as I can’t fix it from scratch. It’s pre-fixed nano block. Maybe it’s for the safety of small children.

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Alternatively, we got the Wise Hawk mini block set. This gives me satisfaction of playing with mini blocks. ^^

You can buy it from here.

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The set comes in individual boxes for each item. Inside, it’s packed in plastic bag and instructions. One of my instructions was not provided correctly but the seller sent an email through to rectify this problem before I even started with fixing it.

You can also buy this container that comes with a plastic tweezer. I find it good to have because mini blocks can be so small for my fingers to handle.img_7306

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Inside one of the packet, it comes with an item that helps you to remove the mini block if you fix it incorrectly. If you see the grey item in the above picture that looks like a long “S”.

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It looks similar to nano block.

 Taadaa!  All looks similar to the McDonald’s set except for the restaurant and Ronald Mcdonald.

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There are many different sets or individual miniatures that you can play. We got another one, the sushi set.

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Looks good eh?

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From each pack that you fix, they provide extra blocks just in case you lose any. There are very minimal few that are not molded nicely or broken. So the extras are good to have.

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From the extras, you can find instructions from the Internet and fix a few more items you like but the specific colours you have may not be enough. For me, as long as I can get the same shape, I just mix and match the colours and got a piano and Christmas tree!

Here are the instructions for piano and Christmas tree:

Piano

Christmas tree

Enjoy!

Micro-computer mini rice cooker

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Another mini rice cooker product from IDEAHOM. After more than a year from my last purchase of the 1.0L mini rice cooker, now I’m upgrading to 1.5L for more capacity for 1-4 person depending on what you want to cook and the volume of the ingredients.

This model comes with the cooker, non-stick coating inner pot, stainless steel steam box, spatula, measuring cup, porridge micro-pressure device, and power cable.

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Similar to the older model, its power socket is covered by a silica gel cover. It would reduce any water to enter the power socket.

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There are many types of mini cooker in the market and I like this type that works like a normal-sized rice cooker and does not require you to keep adding water to steam/cook. This model also comes with micro-computer that could switch to 4 different modes : cook (c), congee/porridge (p), slow cook (b), and keep warm (H).

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The timer has been pre-set for you being cook rice at 30 minutes, porridge at 60 minutes, slow cook for 90 minutes and keep warm for up to 12 hours. The maximum time for the cooker to be kept warm is 12 hours after which it power offs automatically.  The green and red indicator on the left and right would serves to inform you whether it’s cooking (red) or done cooking (green). Every time you change the mode, you will need to press on/off to restart the mode.

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The non-stick inner pot is a high temperature spraying aluminium alloy Japan Daikin coating, and the cooker has 3D honeycomb heater plate which heats up fast and evenly. So becareful if it’s not covered.

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Additionally, this model comes with a porridge micro-pressure device which helps to store the vaporized steam water instead of dropping all over the table which I find it untidy on the older model. To keep it tidy, I lay a piece of cloth under the cooker to absorb any excessive dripping or water splatter if you overfilled the cooker.

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It also comes with a user manual for some simple references like volume of rice and water for rice or porridge.

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Details of the product
Rated voltage : 220V – 240V
Rated Frequency : 50Hz – 60Hz
Power : 300W
Rated capacity : 1.5L
Net weight per box : 1.4kg
Product size : 178 x 166 x 216mm

Price : RM148

For more information, you may visit Ideahom Centre at their website or here’s the product page.

iPhone Lighting Dock

NEW – JUST IN!! Introducing my little gift from my hubby!

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As expected from iPhone’s packing, it comes with the dock, a manual in many languages and a 1 year limited warranty.

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From the front, it’s just a simple white dock base with lightning pin. A slimmer version as compared to the old dock where it deeps in for specific-sized iPhones. With this new dock, it can fit for any size iPhone, even iPad mini! Continue to scroll down.

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You are to connect your cable to the back of the dock base and the headset out port for quiet listening. It becomes very useful when the headset out port on your phone is being covered by the dock base when your phone is docked on.

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A good news to me is that it is also compatible with some non-original lightning cable as I have a cable almost everywhere. You can also attach the cable to your computer instead of the power adapter to charge or sync it.

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The dock base is small and has a little weight for iPhone or iPad mini to stand firmly. Love it!

Price : RM149 / S$58 , available on Apple online store.

Mountek nGroove Grip (MT5000D) : Hands free mobile mount for CD slots

Nowadays many of us do not utilise the CD slots in our cars, instead we play music from our phone or USB drive. At the same time, we will wonder how we could mount our phone around the dashboard.

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I find this mobile mount from Mountek very useful to resolve your headache of finding a right place for your phone, at the meantime making use of your CD slots.

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You can purchase this item from forum.lowyat.net, lelong.my or from it’s website at www.mountekmalaysia.com at RM85 (online promo). The box come with the hands free mount, 2 device rest replacements and a brief guide. It’s easy to mount and use. What I love most is it’s mounted in front of my air-cond which can cool down my phone when I operate the GPS.

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Enjoy your freedom!

Gokey 1:32 Cyclone Magnum

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First time getting myself busy with a Cyclone Magnum from Gokey. Let’s see what’s in place for me and how it turns out.

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If you frequently fix models or have the interest to do it, I think investing in a cutter similar to this would be nice to have giving a nice clean cut of the pieces from the attachment. However, you will also need to becareful as it’s very sharp and may accidentally cut too much of the actual piece that you want.

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I was too excited to start immediately without taking a photo of the items that comes in the box. Most of the things you need, should be inside to enable me to get me this far to have a car base with tires.

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There is instructions on the inner side of the box cover. You will also need small philip screwdriver and 2 AA batteries.

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I found that there are some things in the instruction that are not in the box such as the attachment to the back of the car base (instruction 7); and O-ring with small wheel (instruction 8).

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What is left from the box which I’m not sure where to fix it are 2 round pieces and a small steel bar.

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One thing that had scratching my head is this piece. It’s a metal pieces to connect with the batteries. The instruction does not guide how it should be fixed. So if anyone have any idea. Please let me know. Thank you. Anyway, it’s a nice display, though. ^^