2016 Big Prize Week Day 1: MiO and Lux Blox

By Mir
November 21, 2016
Category Contests

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 21st, 2016. Read on to find out about todayÒ€ℒs prizes and enter to win!

Gooooooood morning! It’s time for my very favorite week of the year. This is when I get to play Santa all week, having spent the previous months responding to every “Hey, doesn’t our product sound neat?” pitch email which did sound neat with, “Yes, that sounds amazing, please let me give that to my readers.” If you’re new to Big Prize Week, let’s just say you’re probably not going to want to miss it.


First up: Meet MiO, Manhattan Toy’s Waldorf-flavored (okay, do not take that literally, also please don’t eat the toys) blocks-meets-dollhouse line. These are wooden figures and modules which can be reconfigured, joined together, and played with for hours on end. It’s not hard to see why MiO was crowned the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Toy of the Year for open-ended play! For this giveaway, the winner can specify which MiO set they’d like to receive from any of the ones available except the giant 42-piece one. (So, any item on that page I’m linking to other than the very first option.) MiO is suitable for children ages 3+.


Next: Allow me to introduce you to Lux Blox, a new building toy designed to be as flexible as nature. It’s sort of like K’NEX and LEGO had a baby. Not only do they feature a patented hinge, Lux Blox are made right here in the USA. For this giveaway, I have a 200-piece Medium Lux Set for one lucky reader, and it’s suitable for builders ages 6+.

Want to win one of ’em? Of course you do! First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post today (Monday, November 21st, 2016) by 8:00 pm Eastern (that’s 5:00 pm Pacific) specifying which prize you’d like to win for a chance to win it. The winners will be pulled (using my fancy contest plugin winner-picking thingie) and announced tonight (although, fair warning, quite late, because I’ll be spending the evening watching my college kid perform at school and then driving her back to town for the break), because tomorrow will be another chance to win something awesome.

Ready? Go!


  1. Winning this would make my Christmas shopping SO much better.

  2. My girls are 3, 6 and 2. They would love this.

  3. Would love the Lux Blox for my grand-niece. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Ohhhh! MiO set please!

  5. Either of these would be a hit at my house, since we have big kids and little kids, but I’m going to go with the MiO. Thanks for doing these fun giveaways, and enjoy your evening!

  6. Those Lux Blox look awesome – <3 that they're made in the USA, too!

  7. Lux Blox look fun!

  8. Lux Blox look really cool! You’re looking very pretty today, Mir! πŸ™‚

  9. Lux Blox please πŸ™‚

  10. Wow for Lux Blox! Thanks, Mir!

  11. Lux Blox please!!!

  12. Lux box please!!

  13. Lux Blox please;)

  14. Ooo! Those Lux Blocks look so fun!!

  15. Oh that Mio school bus would be perfect for my godson. Love me some wooden toys.

  16. My kids would love the Lux blox, so I will go with that, even though I personally am in love with the darling MiO sets. πŸ™‚

  17. Lux blox please!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Yeah! Mio sleeping looks sweet and perfect for a little girl in my family!

  19. My kids would love the Lux blox! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. I love the simple beauty and creative possibilities of the MiO blocks.

  21. My son would spend hours with the lux blox! Thanks for our favorite week of the year!

  22. My six year old would love the Lux blox!

  23. I love the MIO blocks. They look like fun!!

  24. Lux Blox for my kidlets, please. The MiO delight ME, but the kids won’t like it

  25. The mio toys, I mean!

  26. I’d love to give the Lux set to my nephew.

  27. Both look fun but I think the Lux set would be a big hit at our house!

  28. I have a granddaughter who will be 3 in January who would love the Mio Sleeping +2 People.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  29. The MiO set is so charming! I’d love a chance to win it.

  30. How cool! I have grandkids at suitable ages and interests for either but I think I am going with the MiO sleeping. Mainly because I have more grand kids at the target ages/interests but also because I am easily entertained. On first glance, I read: MiO Eating 2 People and I thought “what kind of toy IS THIS”. HAHAHAHAHAHA

  31. Ooh, the lux blocks look super fun!

  32. Ooh, the Lux set looks awesome, thanks for doing these giveaways!

  33. Yay! Mir’s favorite week! The lux look super cool!

  34. Lux box please!

  35. Thanks for the opportunity, Mir. You’re the best.

  36. My three year old would love that MiO bus!

  37. OOH! The MiO car would be great for my little one πŸ™‚

  38. Ohh, Lux Blox please! Also very cool that your daughter is performing!

  39. My son would looooove the MiO bus! Fingers crossed…

  40. Lux, please!

  41. My big, STEM loving boys would love the Lux Blocks….I’ll just be over here sad noone is small enough for the other ones. Darn time and kids growing up! πŸ˜‰

  42. Lux Blocks would be a delightful reprieve from paying big $ for certain “sets” that are shortly thereafter assembled turned into varied real (ha) and imagine Star War vessels…never to be again as they were originally priced as…just simply meant to be whatever my creative/inventive 8 yo wishes them to be. You are so pretty, and festive, Mir! Thank you.
    Enjoy the show.

  43. I love the Mio set for my niece! Thank you!

  44. Lux set please!!!

  45. my daughter would love one of the MiO sets!

  46. The MIO WOODLAND + FOX + SKUNK are my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. I love them all!

  48. Wow, those Lux Blox look awesome! My kids would go crazy for them.

  49. Lux Blox please, I think my Lego boy would have a new obsession.

  50. I think my Lego obsessed boys would love the Lux Blox. Thanks for the chance, pretty Mir!

  51. I would love to win the Lux Blocks for my kids!

  52. Lux Blox would be FANTASTIC. Thanks for all your work this week!

  53. These sound so fun!

  54. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win the lux blox.

  55. I have a Tory-the-builder who would ADORE those Lux Blox!!!

  56. Would love to win the Lux Blox.

  57. Lux Box! Looks like fun!

  58. Lux Box please!!! : )

  59. The Lux Blox look amazing! My daughter would love those!

  60. My boys would love the Lux Box.

  61. Best week of the year! Mio please!!

  62. My daughters would love the Lux Blocks! That would make a great present for them!

  63. My boys would love this!

  64. The lux box looks awesome!

  65. Would love the Lux Box for a special boy!

  66. Oh man, these are both great toys and hard to choose which we’d love more, around here.

    I’m gonna go with the MiO though because I’m a sucker for wooden toys.

  67. Cool toys!

  68. Lux Blox – so fun! And yeah for having Chickadee back in the nest!

  69. My daughter would love the Lux Blox! Have I told you lately that you’re awesome and pretty? πŸ™‚

  70. Would love a Mio set over here – those woodland animals are so sweet! Thanks for the great contests this week, your hair is lovely.

  71. Lux Blox would be my pick, since my kids are 11, 8 and 5. Thanks for the chance to win. I have not heard of these toys before.

  72. We would LOVE the Mio Camping or the Forest and Animals sets.

  73. The Mio set would be great!

  74. I would love the MIO WOODLAND + FOX + SKUNK set because it’s adorable and because my son’s middle name is “Fox.” That said, he would lose his mind over the Lux Blox as Kinex and Lego’s are basically his favorite things EVER! Thanks for a chance to win.

  75. Would love to win the Lux blox! Thanks!

  76. This would be great!

  77. I would love the MIO fox and skunk set for my niece!

  78. My grandson would love the Lux blox. We are a family of carpenters and I think that would be a big hit. Thanks for the opp to win.

  79. I love me some cute wooden toys but the Lux set would be loved by my nieces. Thanks for the shot at a prize! You are so pretty

  80. You are looking lovely today!

  81. Would love that Mio set for my niece!!!

  82. Those Lux blocks look fantastic! My son would love those…

  83. Lux Blox would be a HUGE hit at my house! Thanks pretty Mir πŸ™‚

  84. Lux Blox please! My sensory-challenged child would *love* fidgeting with this. Thanks!

  85. Always the good stuff!!

  86. Either would be awesome as eh have kids in both age groups!

  87. Yes my big kids would like the other one but I would love the MiO for my toddler and preschooler! It’s hard to find sweet toys for them.

  88. I would love the Mio eats set for my twin niece and nephew.

  89. The Lux Blox looks like so much fun, my boys would love those!

  90. i’d go for the Lux Blox! (the MiO animals are super cute but i think my kids are too old for them, sniff.)

  91. The Lux Blox look super fun. Thanks!

  92. MiO for Me–Oh! I have a gorgeous grandgirl far away in Alaska who would love this.

  93. Lux bloxs would be the shizz over here!

  94. The Lux Blox for the grands! Thanks. You’re so pretty. πŸ˜‰

  95. I have an 8 year old foster kid who would love to find stuff like this under the tree!

  96. I think my son would love a MiO set!

  97. I have triplets they would love this!

  98. My daughter loves MiO!

  99. They are both soo cool! I’d love to give my niece the Mios. Thanks, Mir!

  100. Lux blox, please and thank you! 😘

  101. Oooh! My nieces would dig a Mio set. Thank you!

  102. My boys would love the Lux Blox! Thanks for the fun contest!

  103. Lux Blox, please and thank you!

  104. We would love to win a Mio set! I’ve had my eye on those sets for a while now. Love wooden toys!

  105. My son would love the Lux Blox. (Actually, my other son would love the Mio, but you said choose the one you to win. )

  106. Ooooh so awesome. Lux Box!

  107. My girls would love the MiO sleeping set.

  108. MiO please. I have a granddaughter now so I get to get toys again! This is awesome!

  109. Lux blox would be super fun

  110. This is such a hard choice! I’ll go with Lux Blox, but they both look amazing. Thank you!

  111. MIO!

  112. Lux Blox please, would make the perfect gift for my nephew!

  113. I would love the Lux Blocks for my classroom!!

  114. I have three boys who would love the Lux Blox set.

  115. ohhh, Lux please!!

  116. Lux Blox please

  117. MiO MiO MiO (which in Spanish means Mine! Mine! Mine!)

  118. These look so fun! Maybe this year is my lucky year for these giveaways

  119. I would love the mio woodland+fox+skunk set for my grandbaby πŸ™‚

  120. My son would love the Lux Blox. Tons o’ fun.

  121. The Lux Blox look awesome!

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