The PopCult Toybox: nanoblocks Contest May 13, 2014 by Rudy Panucci Share This Article Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare on Pinterest Building sets are the fastest-growing segment of the toy industry. LEGO, riding on the heels of their very own movie, are selling stronger than ever, MEGA BLOKS are doing so well that they have just been purchased by Mattel, and Ohio Arts, the folks who gave us Etch A Sketch, is taking the world by storm with their micro-building system, nanoblock®. This an incredibly popular building set line that’s gaining fans at a rapid pace. An elaborate nanoblock train set, coming out later this year nanoblock® (all lower-case with the registration mark, if you please) is like LEGO, but tinier, which means that you can build bigger creations in a smaller scale. You can fit the Taj Mahal or Westiminster Abby on your desk and have plenty of room left over. The cool news about nanoblock® is that they’re having a contest. If you’re looking to put your creativity to the test, then nanoblock®, has the challenge for you. The world’s smallest building block system from The Ohio Art Company, makers of the famous Etch A Sketch®, invites nano-enthusiasts of all ages to participate in the first-ever national nanoblock® Award: Build It Your Way Competition. One early entry, The Great Djenne Mosque (1200s, Mali, West Africa), the largest mud-brick structure in the world. Builders can put their imaginations to the test and build their own unique creations using only nanoblock® bricks. The winner will be crowned TATSUJIN: Master of nanoblock® and will receive many other fabulous prizes. Okay, enough with the registration marks now. Here’s how you do it: Using only nanoblock bricks, build and enter your very own, unique creation. Nano-enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to participate in the first-ever national nanoblock Award: Build It Your Way Competition. Another entry: The “Scary” House. Black and white movie style. You may remember this house looming over the Bates Motel As mentioned before, the winner will be crowned TATSUJIN: Master of nanoblock and win all sorts of cool prizes including a family vacation worth $4000, an iPod nano and a year-long supply of nanoblock pieces. Enter the contest or vote for your favorites by visiting Your Nanoblock Creations.com, or view the full rules HERE. Fans can follow along with the fun and watch for entries to be featured on Twitter and on Facebook. What better excuse could you have to stay home from work and play with toys all day? Check this stuff out, now.