Hands-on fun for your little lab rats

By Mir
April 6, 2009
Category Contests

Ho ho ho! Merry Contestmas! I have some goodies for you right here in my sack!

Okay, fine—I don’t have a sack. But I do have a stack of cool toys right here next to my desk. Today’s all about fun from SmartLab, purveyor of learning toys way too fun for your kids to notice they’re educational. Shhhhh! It’ll be our little secret.

Today’s contest will have four winners, each of whom will receive one of the following kits: RoboXplorer (a kit to build your own all-terrain vehicle), Blast-Off Rocket Racer (powered by vinegar and baking soda), Custom Motorcycle Studio (this sort of reminds me of those old Barbie Fashion Plates, but for boys!), and Extreme Secret Formula Lab (20 different experiments). Each kit is for either ages 7+ or 8+, and guarantee hours of fun unless your kid is just a mutant or something. (Not that I think your child is a mutant. Your children are simply lovely, really.)

Want to win one of these kits? First go read the contest rules, and the come back here and leave a comment on this entry by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 to be entered to win. I will randomly assign kits to randomly chosen winners, and it will be a random good time. Or something. (And hey, don’t forget to read the contest rules, seriously. Please? Thank you.)

Ready? Go!


  1. Oh cool kids toys

  2. Ooh, my 9 year old would love one of these!

  3. Neato.

  4. Awesome toys! Thanks for the contest!

  5. Very cool toys…

  6. Does being this early of a commenter help or hurt my odds???

  7. This would be awesome birthday gifts for the kids!!

  8. My kids love science!
    Thanks, Mir!

  9. sounds like a great gift; any of those would be wonderful.


  10. I think my little science geek would love one of these. Thanks for another great contest!

  11. Those sound so cool! i can’t wait to spend more time on their website!

  12. My son is precisely the kind of mutant who would love a new science kit.

  13. My nephew would love any one of these.
    And, I read the rules, I promise! πŸ™‚

    Thanks–and good karma should come your way for doing this!

  14. These look fun- thanks!

  15. I could use some shopping help for my son!

  16. My son loves these! Thanks.

  17. What a great prize! My son(and husband) would love to win. Thank you!!!

  18. Pick me!

  19. Pick me, pick me! I have a kid in mind who would love any of that stuff!

  20. I have a nephew who has a birthday coming up – one of these would be perfect – Thanks!!

  21. toys!! great gifts!!

  22. What fun!

  23. Great gifts!!

  24. My almost 9-yr-old son would enjoy more science!

  25. Count me in! My almost 9 year old wants to be an inventor. πŸ™‚

  26. Very neat!

  27. Sign me up! Please!

  28. Random good times are my very favorite!

  29. My kids always love more toys!

  30. Sounds like loads of fun!

  31. Sign me up! DS would go bonkers for these!

  32. Wow ! cool !

  33. Would make 8-yr-old son very πŸ™‚ !!!

  34. Love these kits!

  35. My son would love these!!

  36. Oooh…where were these when I could get away with playing with them?

  37. Pick me! *waves hand in air excitedly*

  38. My kiddos will have a blast with the kits! Thanks!

  39. Love it!

  40. Kilroy says pick me!

  41. My boys love science stuff and it would keep them from “experimenting” in my kitchen!

  42. I’ve got a birthday with coming up and these would totally fit that extra something.

  43. Ok, Mir – so if, ever, I win one of these toys — do I HAVE to tell my kids? I might just want it for myself. πŸ™‚

  44. Count me in, definitely!

  45. Any one of these would be wonderful!

  46. My kids would love any of these kits.

  47. Awesomeness!

  48. I’m in!

  49. Oh my boy would love ANY of these, thanks for the chance pretty pretty Mir.

  50. What great fun! Hope I win one!!

  51. cool fun for all

  52. This sounds like so much fun! For my kids, I mean.

  53. Who said the kids would get these? I will enjoy them myself. Well, ok, we’ll share.

  54. Science=fun. Thank you!

  55. neat – thanks!

  56. These sound like a lot of fun!!!

  57. These are great!

  58. what a great stack of toys, count me in!

  59. Oh please pick me!! My aunt buys SmartLab kits for my kids at Christmas and they looooove them!

  60. The kids at my son’s school would LOVE one of these. So would my son but if he wins it, he’ll share! Thanks for the contest!

  61. My dd would love any of these!

  62. I think my son will lurve these!

  63. For the love of kids!

  64. I would have loved stuff like this when I was a kid…

  65. Great for a nephew!

  66. Yay! Cool, fun toys! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  67. Those look so fun! I want to give any one of those to myself for my birthday!

  68. Hope to win one for my son! Thanks

  69. Cool kits! My 10 yo boy would love ANY of these, I’m sure.

  70. oooh, my little mad scientists would love these!

  71. Oh please pick me!

  72. Pick me! Pick me! My boys would love them….

  73. Does my husband count as a boy 7+??

  74. OOH! My son flips for this kind of stuff!

  75. My kids would love these!

  76. They sound like a blast

  77. any of those would be fun.

  78. Oooh, I have an 8-year-old with a birthday coming up… Hope you are off to a great week, Mir!

  79. Wow. Chock full’o’awesomeness!

  80. My two mutant nerdlings would be so happy. πŸ™‚

  81. Rules have been read.

  82. What fun!! Thanks!

  83. Cool! πŸ™‚

  84. Awesome!

  85. I’ll try! My son would love this. πŸ™‚

  86. Would love one of these kits for my son!

  87. That would be SO fun.

  88. My nephew has a birthday coming up, and would love any of these!

  89. This would be a lot of fun!

  90. My nephews would love these.

  91. Would love to win any of these!

  92. tres cool!

  93. My son would love any of these.

  94. Perfect! We’ve got birthdays coming up!

  95. I’d say this is for my son, but who am I kidding – my husband would love one of these!

  96. Pick me! πŸ˜€

  97. Pick ME! ME! ME! My brother’s birthday is on the 14th (he’ll be 10) and that will be perfect!

  98. Oooh. We’d all (except for the changeling daughter!) have fun with any of these!

  99. Great giveaway, my nephew would love one of these kits.

  100. This is perfect for my 7 year old son who loves all things science! Thank You!!

  101. Cool, can I play too!

  102. enter me!

  103. These look so cool. I’d love one!
    Thanks Mir!

  104. me me please

  105. Either of my two eldest nephews would love one of these!

  106. Learning while playing? Who can complain about that?? Thanks, Mir!

  107. I’m throwing my hat in the ring.

  108. I’ve got 2 kids and a niece and nephew that would have a blast fighting over this πŸ™‚

  109. Great contest! Thanks!

  110. Ooo. I’d love the “make your own C4” kit. πŸ™‚

  111. Yes, I would love one!

  112. I know a 3rd grader with a birthday coming up – this would be great! Thanks!

  113. I know a little guy who would go bonkers for one of these kits (especially the rocket one!).

  114. My daughter would love this stuff!

  115. Sounds fun!

  116. Sounds like fun! (And a lot of mess.)

  117. These look great!

  118. A comment.

  119. Do I really have to read the contest rules every time? I’ve read them once. I am a rebel that way. I DID NOT read them this time, but still hope I win as my kids will enjoy this…

  120. How fun! Thanks.

  121. they look cool

  122. Sounds fab!

  123. I have a few budding scientists in my midst.

  124. lab rats are cool.

  125. That would be great for my kids or a present! Thanks!

  126. I can think of all kinds of homeschool ideas to use these for!! Thank you very much Pretty Mir.

  127. “Random” is such a scientific term!

  128. Looks very cool!

  129. cool . cool. cool. Bugman would love any off them.

  130. How fun! Pick me!

  131. Looks like fun!

  132. pick me, my mutant children would love them!

  133. I would love one of these. Thanks.

  134. My nine-year-old would like any of those!

  135. Eight year old boy. ‘Nuff said.

  136. Very cool!

  137. Those look like fun!

  138. count me in!

  139. Hoping I win one…….

  140. For once, why can’t I be the winner?

  141. Groovy. My seven-year-old’s birthday is coming up!

  142. Cool toys! My nephews would love them!

  143. Comment (You did say to leave one of these, didn’t you?) Seriously, I have a couple of grand-younguns who would LOVE these.

  144. I never win but this would be so much fun!

  145. My son is a total science nerd and would love, love, love one of these!

  146. oohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Cool

  147. I’m all about random πŸ™‚

  148. Oooo – science fun! Definitely want some.

  149. Geek-in-training boys, reporting for duty.

  150. fun stuff! count me in!

  151. Kits are kool.

  152. HOW fun!! Count me in!!

  153. i’m in! πŸ™‚

  154. Ohh, fun stuff!

  155. Cool,cool!!

  156. Awesome!!! My kids would love these!!! πŸ™‚

  157. I’m a total learning toy geek–crossing my fingers!

  158. Sounds great!! Thanks!!

  159. Lil Ones bday is coming up!

  160. Those sound great! My son’s birthday is in June and these would certainly be a huge hit.

  161. you’re so pretty and smart mir, finding us all these goodies!

    we’d love to win. πŸ™‚

  162. This would be a great present for one of my nephews or nieces.

  163. We would alllll love this.

  164. Those look like so much fun!

  165. awesome contest!

  166. Fun stuff! Thanks – Jessica

  167. Cool beans.

  168. There’s nothing better than a old fashioned “random good time”!

  169. They all sound fun! Thanks again for another great giveaway (which I am sure to win one of these random days)!

  170. Can’t get enough of busy fun. Sounds great for my house!

  171. Sweet!

  172. OHH MY!!!! My 9 year old (about to turn 10 – sniff, sniff) would FREAK OUT over any of these! Come on, Mir…help a mom be uber-cool!

  173. My boy would love any of these!
    Thanks for the chance.

  174. All of them are really cool!

  175. Ooh, easy birthday gifts for my kid next week! LOL Rock on! πŸ™‚

  176. I have a son who would like any of these!

  177. Any of these would be great!

  178. I would like to be randomly selected for random toys! πŸ™‚

  179. Loving this!

  180. oooooh I have an 8 year old!! count me in the fun.

  181. These all sound fantastic! Plus, two of my children have upcoming birthdays, so the timing is fantastic!

  182. Great picks for my niece and nephew! Yeah!

  183. sounds like great prizes…count me in!!!

  184. These sound like great toys! πŸ™‚

  185. hey my kids bday is coming up.. kids can never get enough birthday presents!! lol
    so PICK ME!
    PICK me!!!

  186. I’m liking #186 – I think it’s going to be our lucky day. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance!

  187. Oh! My little boys LOVE this stuff!

  188. This sounds great

  189. Very fun. My GIRLS would love this!!!

  190. thanks!

  191. These look like so much fun!!

  192. Those look cool.

  193. pick me! πŸ™‚

  194. Will covet the Extreme Super Formula Lab!

  195. My kids would go gaga over The SmartLab RoboXplorer!!

  196. My son will think I’m the best mom ever if the random number generator chooses me. And may I say you’re looking lovely today, Mir!

  197. Well, you never know – today could be my lucky day! Here’s hoping!

  198. Thanks!

  199. I’ve always wanted to try the SmartLab toys! I’m kind of a science geek that way.

  200. sounds fun! My two girls will love it!

  201. Thanks Mir!

  202. Great giveaway! Thanks Mir!

  203. that sounds great.

  204. Perfect…something that my boys can BLOW UP!

  205. Summer’s coming and these would be FUN!!

  206. Love! Γ’β„’Β₯

  207. Great rules – maybe they could be applied to the world in general (esp. civil adults!) But a wonderful prize would be good too…Thanks!

  208. Fun stuff!

  209. I used to love those Barbie Fashion Plates…

  210. All four kits sound awesome! I know my oldest will flip for it!

    Thanks, Mir! (Too many exclamation points, sorry.)

  211. Piles of awesomeness. Cool.

  212. How fun would this be to win?!

  213. I keep feeling lucky, but so far, not so much!

  214. We just did a science party for my son’s 5th. He LOVES him some science experiments.

    Fingers crossed it is my lucky day on Wed!!

    Thx beautiful Mir!

  215. My little geek would love any one of those. πŸ™‚

  216. This would surely keep them interested!!!

  217. yeah! one of these will be great to entertain my boys when our new baby comes in a month. πŸ™‚

  218. Wow, I’d love to win! We’re homeschoolers and we love science experiments! These would be great!

  219. my son would love these! He’s always doing experiments and buidling things out of broken toys!

  220. I would love to win one of these for my kids!

  221. My kids (not to mention my husband) would love one of these!

  222. Science rocks.

  223. Sounds like fun!

  224. science w/out the classroom!

  225. Excellent!

  226. Very cool!

  227. I hope I win!

  228. Thanks for the contest!

  229. Thank you!

  230. Yah ! Pick me!

  231. Keeping our fingers crossed!

  232. Pretty Mir, you have such pretty contests!

  233. Here’s hoping you’ll wind up picking me!

  234. Sound great!

  235. I’m in. Have a great day!

  236. Awesome!! Thanks for the contest!

  237. they look cool!

  238. My daughter would love this – she’s really into science experiments these days.

  239. Great giveaways!!!

  240. Very cool & perfect for Spring break!

  241. Shiny! My 7 and 10 year olds would love any one of those kits!

  242. My nephew would love one of these kits. Thanks.

  243. Looks like great fun!

  244. Great birthday presents!

  245. toys? We love toys!

  246. This will help occupy 2 boys over the summer break!!
    Pick me!!

  247. You know I’d love this!!

  248. sounds like a lot of fun!!

  249. Please! πŸ™‚

  250. Toys! and they make my little kiddies smarter!!!

  251. fun, fun, fun!

  252. Perfect gift for my nephew–if i win!

  253. Random is a fun word. Random, random, random!

  254. My grandson, who is 8+, would love this. Thanks.

  255. My son would faint from happiness if he won these!

  256. Because I have yet to win one of your contests. πŸ˜‰

  257. Thanks for the great contest! My kids would love any of those.

  258. My kids would love these!

  259. My 8 year old would LOVE any of these!!! Andrew also has a birthday coming up soon!

  260. Pick me!

  261. I have an 8 year old who would love this!

  262. Put my name in the hat, please.

  263. Great idea to keep the kids busy:) I am so excited about the possibility of quiet time for myself, I mean my kids:)

  264. Fun stuff Mir! And with summer coming, experiments are something that I can do with the kids without wanting to drink a gallon of wine (because seriously, how long can you play Barbies without wanting to become best friends with your wine bottle?)

    Please enter me! Thanks!

  265. Sounds like fun stuff!

  266. The kids would have a blast with this! Would love for the number generator to be especially kind to number 267 πŸ™‚

  267. We’d love the Extreme Secret Formula Lab (I just think the others would be a waste, for Sydney…though there’s always the gift closet). πŸ™‚

  268. Fun, fun, fun.

  269. Wow, do I ever hope to get picked, randomly or otherwise. My son loves those SmartLab kits.

  270. pick me! thanks!

  271. Hey .. count me in on this one for the twins

  272. sounds great, thanks for the chance.

  273. 3 kids, ages 1-6 and one on the way. Give a momma some toys!

  274. Toys! Toys! Toys!

  275. Great and powerful and least not pretty Mir, please enter us.


  276. Help me supplement my kids education at home!

  277. What fun! I’d love to win these!

  278. I’m in!

  279. Any of these would be great for my nephews! Thanks.

  280. Very neat!

  281. I think my 46 year old husband qualifies… of course he’d be “helping” my son with it. πŸ™‚

  282. Hi Santa!

  283. That looks like fun.

  284. I almost let this slip right by!

  285. I hope it’s me! My boys would love this!

  286. Yeah! Fun stuff. Throw my name in the hat.

  287. Oooooo! I want one! I mean, my 8-year-old son wants one! πŸ™‚

  288. Ohhh, my kids would love one of these!

  289. My kids would love this!

  290. My son is getting ready for a science-themed birthday party–he would love to have any oof these.

  291. Okay. I cannot easily figure-out if it has been 30 days for me. This is for my award-winning-science-teacher-Hubby anyways. If my number comes up and you see that it has been less than 30 days, well, you know what to do.


  292. Cool stuff!

  293. Would love to be included in the contest! Thank you!!

  294. Count me in! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  295. My little boy would flip, over any of that stuff. Seriously.

  296. Pick me! I mean my kid.lol

  297. Fun, for me!

  298. Science eeees goooot.

  299. Secret Formula Lab would be cool! Thanks Mir:)

  300. Oh these look like great fun

  301. Those looknlike fun!

  302. I’m in!

  303. Yes Please.

  304. Oh, I would love these

  305. Thank you for the chance to win!

  306. Wow! School and cool! gotta love that!

  307. One of those would be AWESOME!

    Mir, you’re so pretty!!!

  308. My daughter just informed me that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up… let’s fuel that fire together (but not literally, please!)

  309. we need all the Smart stuff we can get in this house…

  310. Have a science smart 9 year old son, who would love this!

  311. sneaky learning? I’m all in!

  312. I’m in.

  313. sounds like a good one. sign me up!

  314. sign me up

  315. Those look like big fun for a little boy (and his Mama and Papa too!).

  316. my little nerd would love this!

  317. I am a nerd and a kid at heart!

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