Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vrooom!

I have an awesome giveaway for you!!!

After church on Sunday, I headed over to Ride Makerz at Woodfield Mall for a blogger event. Jackson and Clayton, along with Joe, had been invited to make cars there. I figured the girls and Austin would just hang out and watch. No big deal. When we got there, the nice folks who put this blogger event together, invited all of us to make cars. I was surprised that all the kids wanted to do it. I really didn't think the girls would be into it. But as Brooklyn told everyone in the store (repeatedly!),"I want a pink car with a 'mote control!" Of course, the princess walked away with, yes, a pink car with a remote control.

Anyway, if you've never heard of Ride Makerz, it's place you can go to build a car. It's kind of like Build a Bear, but geared <---get it? geared? Cars? Gears? I just crack myself up! Ahem, as I was saying, it's geared more toward boys and dads. So we walked in to the shop and my husband started drooling over all the car choices. I'm sure he would rather have had a life-size hotrod, but he made do with the model one. He even took it to work with him on Monday to show off his creation. Seriously, you walk in and see a wall like this...




Here you pick out the body. They've got dozens from which you can choose in every color of the rainbow. Prices range from $12 - $29.

Next, you move onto the section where you can pick out a custom sound for your car (in case you don't like the vroom vroom sound that comes with the car) and wheels & tires (again, you can get the wheels & tires that are included, or for an extra price, you can choose from several different custom treads.)

From there, you go to the station where a Ridez employee will assist you in putting your car together. This is the fun part! It's also where you can switch out the included chassis for a radio control one! It's a $25 option, but it's pretty cool.



Once you've assembled your Ride, you can customize it with pretty much any option you could think of for a real vehicle. You can turn your vehicle into a tow truck or firetruck and get sirens and lights. You can get grills and spoilers, running boards, lights, truck beds, engines, roof racks complete with surf boards, mufflers, and decals. Seriously, I think they've got hundreds of optional add-ons. And the cool thing is, you can build your car with only the included options and bring it back at a later date (like when grandma and grandpa give you a gift card for your birthday) and add on more accessories then. So whether you have $25 to spend or $125, you can make a pretty cool car.

Ride Makerz even offers birthday parties starting at $12 per kid and going to "sky's the limit".

Here are the kids' creations...


Savannah's simple blue Mustang


Austin's um black car, and Lexi's skull-mobile. I can't believe my "pink girly-girl princess" made a car covered in skulls!


Jackson's black car of some sort and Clay's umm red car. He went a little nuts with the stickers. According to Clay, that's the best part of Ride Makerz - applying lots and lots of stickers. There's even a sticker over the windshield. Maybe that's why the driver crashed and the car burst into flames.


Joe's hotrod and Brooklyn's "pink car with a 'mote control"

OK, now here's the coolest part! Ride Makerz is having a Black Friday special! When you go to a store on Friday, November 28, you can get the $25 radio control option for FREE! If you don't have a location near you or you can't stomach the after-Thanksgiving Day crowds, you can get the same deal by ordering online! You can order your car all assembled or order the components you want and have fun putting it together at home.
And, and, AND that's not all! I have a $75 gift card for one lucky winner! Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a winner on Sunday, November 30!

279 comments:

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Joy said...

OMG, my son would LOVE this!

jessica said...

This is amazing! It is one of those..."crap, why didnt I think of this" ideas!

I have 2 little boys and a daddy (theirs not mine LOL) who would LOVE THESE!!

Kaitlin said...

It is funny that you mentioned this. I was talking to a dad of 2 boys the other day about how they have so many stores geared to little girls (Libby Lu, etc.) and didn't have anything for guys. Then he noted that they should have a store where you can make your own car. Too bad the nearest one to me is 4 hours away but it would be great to be able to order it online!

Tami said...

WOW!!! I have never heard of that, my youngest son would LOVE it. He is into cars of all sorts!!!

Tami C

Anonymous said...

Woohooo!!! This is sooo exciting!! This would be the perfect gift for my little nephew!!! Thanks soo much!!
Amand R. from WA.

robin_titan said...

This would be so great for my nephew! and christmas is right around the corner : )

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

This would make the day of my oldest son who is all about building things! Super cool giveaway!

Kitti said...

OMG! I have 3 boys and as I was reading this outloud they were freaking out over all the cool stuff you can do and the pictures! That is so cool! We don't have one of those here, if we did I don't think we'd ever get out of there, LOL! But being able to order online is just as cool!
I'm so crossing my fingers that I win this one!
~Kristi

Anonymous said...

I want one with a "mote control", too!

Donna in PA :)

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!! I hope I win!!! I want to make one for me!

Tahne S. Timmons

Kristyn said...

that sounds so cool! count me in for the contest.

Amanda said...

Whoever came up with that idea is a genius! My boys would LOVE that. I'm a mean mom and won't take them to Build a Bear because we can't have stuffies in our house due to our allergies.

tchrbev said...

My boys -- and their dad -- would love this! What a cool idea. I've never seen these before. Neat-o!

Bev

Kimberly said...

My boys and my husband would love this!!! My husband just got back from a 15 month deployment, so him and the boys have been trying to catch up on boy time. This would be a really fun project for them.

Donna said...

My brother would die......

pick me!!!

Anonymous said...

As the wife of a mechanic and the mother of 4 boys, I need the gift card!!!!lol Christmas could be complete in that one store!
Niki Z. from IN

Rebecca M. said...

Oohhhhhh - I have three boys and they would just love this for christmas. Too fun! I can just see their daddy getting into it as well. Maybe if I win I should just give the gift certificate to him LOL! Hope to win!

pastrytiff said...

My boys are drooling all over my laptop now!! Can I send you the repair bill for that :) (or the gift card MIGHT cover the cost)

Tiffany in Ohio

Krys72599 said...

You have GOT to pick me!
All these wonderful women leaving comments that their sons and nephews would LOVE a car...
How about my husband???? He is the WORST person to shop for - "Don't buy me anything." "I don't want/need anything." "Don't waste your money on me."
HE.IS.IMPOSSIBLE.TO.SHOP.FOR.
But this would be PERFECT.FOR.HIM.
PLEASE!! Pick me!! Pick me!!

Veronica said...

WOW! I saw this a while back on the "Today" show. Matt Lauer had a blast! Unfortunately, I live way South, so, On-Line works for me!! I have a 12 yro who still likes this sort of thing!!

Irishmama said...

What a great concept......but yeah, Build-a-Bear did it first, actually, I guess the first make your own ice cream sundae place came up with it. Regardless, its cool and we want to do one. I'm gonna look now to see if there is one in our area. OK, am I entered to win?? Happy Thanksgiving to the Meehan family and all of Dawns readers too.

Amanda said...

Oh WOW, only $12?!?! That is awesome. With twins, a deal like that is great!

mytotalchaos said...

OMG!! My husband would spend a fortune at this type of store and claim it was for the kids. :) This would be a great present for them or else maybe I'll have to keep this a secret until after the holidays.

Kelly B said...

That's a really neat idea!

On Stage said...

This is the coolest idea. My kids would love this! My husband added that he would too!

Miniviolet said...

WOW! This looks fun. My son would love a 'mote control too! Carol V.

Juneau Poole Party said...

I have girls, but they would LOVE this!

Andrea said...

My son would love this! He's too young to build it himself, but it looks like a lot of fun.

Step Monster said...

and siren and fire truck part sold me...I have two...no scratch that three boys...and one of them...my husband is a fireman....her purposely gets the boys frietrucks every christmas and or birthday so HE can play with them...so as much as my kids would love his my husband would of a fire truck more!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PICK ME! This christmas is realy hard....we are buying one gift for each child because they are too young to know any better and the hubby and I agreed not to buy anything for each other because...well...we rather buy for the kids and our family.....so I would love to surprise him with this.....I know it's random....but please....crossing my fingers...pick me!

The Bertone's said...

Wow, sounds like your kids had a blast! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. My son would love this! Awesome giveaway!

Michelle said...

Oh that is just way too fun. I need to figure out how to wrangle invitations to events like these someday ;)

I've heard the ads about the place in Woodfield but never been. It sounds cool. I think there's a different one in Vernon Hills that has a track you can race them on and a slightly different setup, but I love all the customization and add ons you can do here. I'll be really interested to see if this was a "really fun and cool to put together" kind of gift or one that is played with over and over. :)

Somehow, I don't think I can quite bring myself to brave the after Thanksgiving crowds at Woodfield though!

Stacy said...

What a great idea! Sign me up!

BrainLint said...

Awesome!!! Now I'm off to see if there is one near me (which there probably isn't)

MaBunny said...

Never heard of that store, but the hubby would love it.. gotta see if theres one here in Teas.

cbhoff said...

Wow, COOL! My brother would love this!

LVS G'MA said...

awesome my son would love it

Kelly said...

I have 3 boys and they thought this was awesome! Unfortunately, there isn't one near us. :( We'll have to check out the website.

Kelly Q.

Rachael said...

So want one of these for my son for Christmas! He saw it as the MOA about two months ago and that is all I have heard about!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Okay, this is a fabulous idea. So cool I wish I had thought of it and opened the store!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This would be perfect! OMG!! I've never even heard of these...yet. I have a feeling I will before long!!

Katie Skiff said...

OMG - if my son saw this he would be obsessed. It's BuildABear 24-7 now!! So a car shop...sheesh!!

It looks like fun tho, so I am glad I don't live by a mall!! LOL...

SARAH said...

with 2 young boys who LOVE to build & create stuff... this is AWESOME!!!!!

Brandi said...

Wow, Don't know who would enjoy this more - one of the three punks in our house or the Hubs!

ComfyDenim said...

Oh, WOW!!
pink cars with remote controls exist?!

I want one for my girly girl. Who wants a remote controlled car - but all the ones we've found are to boyish. :-)

Heather said...

OH MY GOSH! My son would LOVE this - there aren't any nearby - but he would be stoked to get one in the mail!

Jake said...

This would be the PERFECT gift for my little brother for Christmas. I hope I get this!

Tara said...

I have three sons, and all three of them would love something like this.

The Cohen's said...

Okay, I can guarantee that there is not a cool store like that anywhere near me in my po-dunk town... but that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And I love that your little one chose a skull car. ;)

Stormimay said...

Ah! My son would LOVE this. Seriously, this is all he would need for Christmas. lol I hope I win!

Jennifer said...

That looks like a really cool place. My daughter loves build a bear and I am sure my son would love this place.

Tammy W said...

All of theses giveaways may just be the answer to prayers for families struggling right now!

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Happy Thanksgiving.

ladyaramina10 said...

Wow! Super generous and what a fantastic gift! I have four boys (well, three and their daddy) and I know every one of them would be enthralled! :D Why, oh why, do we live in the middle of nowhere, not close to anything cool like this?

Photo Quilts said...

Wow, what an awesome idea for a family project. I love them! The boys in my family would love them too!

Daphne H.

KAL071203 said...

my son and dh would have a ball with this!!!

comeaux said...

We have been dying to try this place out. I really hope we win!!

The Bear and The Bug said...

My son and daughter would love this! It just looks too cool!
Ruthie B.

Jessica A. said...

That looks awesome! My 7 yr old would flip over this! Fingers crossed :)

Mynde said...

We have been waiting on our little man to get old enough to enjoy that place. We were thinking his birthday the first week of january- so your gift card would certainly be well utilized here! Thanks!

My Three Sons said...

oh my gosh, the boys would LOVE to have this!!!!! :)

I have to look again, but I didn't see what YOU made!?!?!?!?!?

Rhonda B said...

That is sooo cool! We need one of those around here. My nephew would love it.

jenn said...

Awesome! I know a friend's little boy who would just love that.

Vicki said...

Ok so I read this to my son and he is very excited and wants to WIN!..So pick meeeeeee!!!!!!

Thanks!
Vicki W.

Robin Brodeur said...

Oh random count picker, please pick me...business has been slow and it would loosen up our wallets. Not to mention it is WAY COOL!!! My son would love it and his older sister would be jealous of him instead of the other way around for a change. Yahoo!

HeatherAnn said...

My boys would love this! (My husband & 2 sons...)
We're going to have to check this out.

Random generator....pick me!

:)

hawdieann@yahoo.com

Lot said...

My husband and our 5-yr old would love this!

Angela P. said...

My son and husband both would LOVE this!

Jaimie said...

This would make and excellent gift for my husband (the biggest of my kids)!

A jumbled mess said...

My son would absolutely LOVE this! This would be an amazing gift for Christmas!

jillw920@hotmail.com said...

I know 2 boys who could have lots of fun with this!!
Thanks for offering all this great stuff!!

Jill W.

Jacqui said...

My husband and son would love, love, love this. They are both car crazy!

Amy Molander said...

We took our boys here a while back, and I was amazed at the selection and options. It was really expensive in the end, though, so a $75 gift card would be awesome!!

Gail V. said...

That place looks awesome! My 2 teenagers would SO love this....I hope I win!!!!

Gwyneth said...

Oh wow I had no idea they had a place like this!! My FIL has built two classic cars (real ones lol) and it would be so amazingly cool for him and my husband to do something like this together!! (not to mention my three year old son who can name every one of his hotwheels!)

Anonymous said...

OK I live in a NASCAR house! Count me in!!!!

Kelly in NY

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is really cool! I was telling my hubby about it, and he's already decided what he and our son can build... Thanks!

-Patty

Michelle said...

How very COOL!

kim said...

So very cool. My boys would love this.

amy said...

Wow, my husband would love this! LOL, my kids are still too young, but getting him a cool present like this would be super!

Anonymous said...

I know I sound crazy but my 5 year old granddaughter would love this.

Knot Mom

Sherry said...

How cool is this! I hope I win!

Erin said...

I've never heard of that store, but it looks very cool. We may just have to go check it out.

Sarah said...

I was JUST thinking about this place. Rather than have a "kid party" this year, my son opted to have a special night out. He already picked Rainforest Cafe as his dining establishment of choice, and I wondered if he'd choose Build-A-Bear or this fantastic place as his fun activity to do. I just bet he's gonna pick this place! So -- that gift card would come in REAL handy. ;)

Candace said...

I have never heard of this store. I will have to check to see if the bigger malls a little farther away have one. My son (and his dad) would love this. Of course, after the hours spent in the Lego store, I can't imagine how long we would spend in this store.

M said...

Sounds cool. Count me in.
~MIchelle
edvikm2001@yahoo.com

AlehouseGirl said...

Oh my goodness. My boys would go nutty for this. Something that we get to build and then play with afterward??? Too cool. *fingers crossed*

Kelly

Valerie P said...

What an awesome idea and giveaway! Thanks! ~Valerie P~

NHmommy said...

my hubby would love this soo much..

Cmbergeron said...

Soo cool...my son (okay probably my husband) would love this!

Katina said...

What a COOL idea. I have never heard of this store, but it sounds amazing! My boys would be thrilled.

kim Fissette said...

My son would love this, and his dad might too!!
Kim Fissette

Kerri said...

That is so cool!! I wish there was one in California. My son would love it! But you can order online huh? I need to check it out.

Tamara said...

Very cool!

I have not heard of Ride Makerz, but it sounds AWESOME!!

BeccaSaun said...

That is SO neat!! I've honestly never heard of it until now, but we'll most definitely be checking our local malls for it!

KarenKal said...

They had one at Hawthorne but it closed down. It looked so cute, and my son is at a great age to do this!

Jen Cato said...

The price you pay to clean up after your kiddos while playing with the care: A sore back.
The price you pay after getting back from the ER from stepping on a piece or two of the toy car and getting stiches: A lot lol.
The price you pay for seeing the giant smile on your kiddo's face when he or she gets this gift: Priceless.

*giggles* I couldn't resist. I know of quite a few little ones who'd enjoy this gift this year. <3

Karolyn said...

I just passed one of these in a mall near me the other day. My niece would love this!

Bekah said...

Nice, now I have to get Woodfield when I am up in Chicago too! You always tell us about such cool stuff! Thanks again!

dbart said...

I THINK THOSE ARE AWESOME!!! MY SON, AS WELL AS MY HUSBAND WOULD GOT CRAZY FOR THOSE.

Anonymous said...

This would be awesome for my hubby and son!!

~Amber

Feisty Irish Wench said...

ooh neat! This would be cool for one of the male people in my life. Even though I live in a fairly large city, we don't have one of these stores here. Tis a shame we don't, I think it would do well.

Heather said...

My son and husband would absolutely flip over this! They are such car freaks! It would be amazing to be able to get this gift card for them!

P.S. what an awesome deal on friday as well!

Tracy said...

Just wanted to say this place is amazing and tons of fun for those older hard to shop for boys. My son gets his Uncle to take him for his birthday every year. This is a awesome giveaway Dawn!

Amanda E said...

I could totally use this for my husband's Christmas present! Awesome!
Wonder if Coleman and Caden would want something like this?.....

Laura said...

Wow! I'm sure my husband would have a blast with this!

sharalyns said...

Oh, my goodness! Alexander would just adore building this and decorating it himself! What a great idea! Going to check out the website...

Beachcomber said...

Way cool. My son and hubby would love these. Thanks!

gottgirl said...

This is way cool, my 12 year old would love this better than lego land building. Where did you find this place? I need to find one close to us to try.

Lisa said...

This is really cool!!
My son and husband would LOVE this!!

Tara said...

super cool! I hope I win!

mjsayshi@aol.com said...

How cool!!!!!!

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

Oh WoW!! i have never heard of this before!~ this would be a PERFECT christmas gift for any child! My 10 year old would love it! going look up where the closest one is to us! doesn't matter though, making it online can be fun too!

Becs said...

I have never heard of this place, but how cool! I think my hubby would LOVE doing this with our daughter rather than build-a-bear anyway! And considering she just informed us (at age 3) she wants a maserati, it may be right up her alley :)
Thanks for another giveaway.

Anonymous said...

It looks so cool! My son would love this....there doesn't look like there's one in New England, but we can go online if need be.

Deirdre M

Diana said...

Oh my...this is way cool. My kids would have a great time but we do not live any where near one. Thank goodness for the internet!
:)

Diana

Deirdrea said...

I have to say I'm not sure who in my family would like this most but I'm SURE I could find someone who would love it!

Allykat said...

No way. This is so much cooler than making a stuffed animal! My DD (and DH) are totally into 'mote controlled things (cars, helicopters, things that go). Awesome idea!

JenaeLane said...

Looks great!

Rachel said...

My boys would love this! I wish we had one local - sounds like such fun!

Jody said...

gasp.. what a neat idea! putting in my entry now! the boys will LOVE this!

Kelly M. in Texas said...

Wow!! That's awesome!

sklay723 said...

This is a very cool (and probably addictive) company! Sign me up for the giveaway, please! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day/weekend!

Looming Looney said...

my husband and son would love this. but i'm sure i wont because it will just add to the remote control cars and car parts they currently have lying around my house now.

it really does look cool though. maybe i'll get one for me. lol

karen c. said...

omg! my 7 year old son would love this!! too bad we live in new jersey and the closet is in maryland. what a great idea for a store!

bccr11 said...

So cool! My godson would go crazy for this!

Adri said...

Lol, I think my DAD would love it! lol There's not one closer than 9 hours, though. :-(

Kelly Strei said...

I have 2 boys that would love, love, love this! I want to win!!!

aggie167620002yahoo.com

Nicolette E said...

Oh with 6 boys we need this! Pick me pick me... Love reading your blog. I love knowing I'm not the only crazy mama.

Jen said...

I think my husband would enjoy this just as much as my son!

Jennifer said...

One of these just opened near us last month, I wanted to try it for my kids!! WOot!

Krystle C. said...

My husband would be ecstatic for something like this. He loves building those small model cars. I've never even heard of these until now!

Anjie said...

This is an awesome store! I wish they had one near here, it would be the most awesome birthday party for my son!
Thanks for the review and the chance to win the gift card!

Tiesha said...

I can't decide which would like this better-my almost 8 year old son or his 29 year old dad!!!

mommytoalot said...

Got to say...I love your give aways, but also appreciate your reviews. Those are awesome creations. My Jimmie would absolutley love those.
ummm are these give a ways limited to the US...because I am from Canada..
Lisa

kirine said...

Wow. My boys would love these.

~Jennifer F.

Christine in NJ said...

Wow... I have NEVER heard of this! Totally Cool. Both my boys would LOVE to build a car... and just like your sweeties, I'm sure my girls would have a blast too!

Christine

Valerie G. from GA said...

Oooo, my son and my boyfriend would flip over this! Please pick me!

Alice said...

My husband and little guy would LOVE this !!!

Nikki said...

Wow, how cool! I have a boy and a husband... need I say more?

Martha said...

This would make a great gift for my great nephews!

kevin said...

i like cars

HeidiV said...

Cool giveaway! Reminds me of Build a Bear or automoblox!

Mom of Army Brats. said...

This would be great for my boys!

Chrissie said...

Great idea! Thanks for the giveaway...

csaestok@yahoo.com

jenny said...

Oh man, my 3 yr old son is obsessed with cars! He would love, love, love this!
jennyheyman@hotmail dot com

Becky said...

Wow, that sounds like a great store - my 3 sons would love it! But only if they stay on Santa's (mom's) nice list this year!

Necie said...

That's so AWESOME! My son would absolutely LOVE that! Of course my husband would too... being the little boy at heart that he is! I hope I win!
Denise W.

Aly said...

Whyyyyyyyyy don't they have one of these in Georgia?? Oh, if only I had the $$$ to open one down here... it would be a GOLD MINE, what with the NASCAR fans and other assorted gearheads. Then there are my husband, sons, brothers, and nephew.

Thank you SO MUCH for introducing me to this site. Winner of the gift card or no, I'm still on the plus side, with this knowledge.

Have a great weekend, and happy Thanksgiving!

cmomgo said...

how cool is that?!!

lbugsh2 said...

Oh my goodness. I think my dad would be in heaven.

Brandi said...

This is too cool! I know someone special who would LOVE this!

Kim said...

wow what a cool ideal
much better than build a bear

Brenda said...

Oh, my husband would just totally drool over this (along with slobbering). Although ther is no location in St. Louis, he travels to Chicago often.

Sara B. said...

the cars look great! i can think of a certain boy who would love to make his own.

Mandy B. said...

OH MY GOSH! I've never heard of such a place! How cool!I would LOVE to win your gift certificate but even if I don't, I am headed over to their site to Christmas shop.

Becki said...

Not my Daughter, but my Husband would be the one acting like a little girl if we got this.

Melissa said...

Oooo..pick me, pick me!! (From my son)

Jen said...

This is an awesome idea and if I hadn't been snagged to stay with the in-laws *grumbles* I'd prolly have braved my mall to try that out. So pick me pick me! :D

cjweb said...

SWEET! How much fun to do this!!!!

Betsy D. said...

Like so many other people have mentioned, my son would LOOOVE this... But probably not as much as my husband would.

Debbie said...

Wow! This is the coolest thing ever! I have 2 boys and a girl - and their daddy too that would LOVE this. :-)

cmjoy said...

My son would absolutely love this. Surrounded by three sisters and all their girlie parafanelia gets a bit much for him at times. You find the coolest things Dawn.

Anonymous said...

I have 6 boys. This would be way cool
Sheri F.

Grateful for Grace said...

OH, how fun!!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! Can think of several people this would make a great gift for!

SPepper22

Penny S. (CA) said...

I've never seen this before.
My kids would LOVE this!

Pamela, Mom of six from Texas said...

Hope I win, I have 3 boy!

Donna - NE Indiana said...

I love this idea ! If there was a store near us I would love to take my 3 grandkids as they would love this !!!!!
I could order online but this is something I know they would love to make in the store.
I hope I win.
I have my fingers crossed :)

Alexis said...

My husband would love that, he would think he died and gone to car heaven and that I'm the best wife ever. Ok he would love the car and I could pretend I thought it all up on my own :).

Thanks Dawn

Laura G said...

What a cool idea! My kids would love this!

Christine H said...

Ooooh Dawn, my son would love this but I would love it even more!!!!! What an awesome idea. I have to find a location near me now. Happy Thanksgiving!
Chrisitne H. of Cortlandt Manor, NY

Iris said...

My boys would love this too! And just in case they don't ship to the Netherlands, I have a super cute nephew in the States that would love this too!
---sending winner vibes to your random number generator--- :)

Quality Chick said...

OMG - my son is already screaming "I want one"! This is so perfect. Besides you have to pick me because November 30 is my birthday and what a better present for a birthday than a way to make my son behave as I hold it over his head threatening not to let him make a toy unless he behaves for an entire day :)

Vivian M said...

This is a great idea, hope they spread to other parts of the country as well!

Melissa said...

Wow! Count me in on this one. My son would LOVE this and my daughter might even fight him for it! We don't have one of these around here (yet) and I don't know that I would make many trips there, but we would have to try it at least once!!!
Melissa K

Shawna said...

COOL! I would love to win a car for Christmas, particularly since I can't afford a new one in this economy until I'm 82. I'm 42 now, do the math!

pick me! pick me!

Caroline said...

I have never even heard of this place. So cool. I think both my 4 year old and my 12 year old boy would love this.

Caroline G. from Byhalia, MS said...

Oh, WOW!!! I have 3 kids, my only son is the middle child and bless his heart, he has to play GIRL games all the time. This is SOOOO cool. He would absolutely LOVE this!! It would be SO much fun for him & their dad to put together!!!

Carol Y. from Iowa said...

My 11 year old son would love this! I've never heard of this before today. I'll have to check out their website! Thanks Dawn!
Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

My boys love the build-a-bear concept of building your own custom toy but don't like the end product of a teddy bear. They would completly love the car concept of Ride Makerz!

-Donna W.

Jenn said...

As a mother of four boys, this would be absolute heaven for them. I'd even drive to IL to go do it!

suzanne said...

what a great idea...i have four boys and the older ones are getting a bit old um i mean too cool to make bears?
sue

Ali said...

I had no idea this store existed!! So very cool... even my girly-girls would love it!

Ally said...

My son would be ALL over this... I would actually make the trek (from Grand Rapids, MI)over to Chicago to let him make one... The whole experience would be awesome for my little 4 year old pseudo mechanic (my DH is a mechanic). He would love to spend part of the day creating his dream car/truck... and I know Dad would be all into it too. Random number generator... please pick me and make my sons Christmas truck dreams come true!
Thanks for entering me,
Ally
tjaksv @ Yahoo (dot) com

Evelyn said...

I am from Canada and never heard of this store :P What a great idea! I am sure my husband would also drool if he walks in this store :) My boys and hubby would sure love this!!!

awilde said...

My son would LOVE this. I wonder if they'll ship the kit to Canada? I don't think we have those stores here.

Jenn said...

oh oh ohoh oh oh oh PICK ME!!!!pick me PLEASE!...
for the kids. yeah thats it.... for the BIGGEST kid in the house. ME!

Tracy Fiebranz said...

I would love to get this for my stepson! He would love the ability to build his own car! Hope I can get this for him!!! I might just have to take him to Appleton to make one!

Kevin said...

Suh-WEEEEEEET!!!! Now maybe I can get my '68 Mustang Coupe with a '69 front end! This may be my only chance to "build" one! WOOHOO!!!!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention (and, of course, for another most excellent raffle).

j said...

oh my goodness, my son & boyfriend would LOVE this, and if would be perfect for them to bond over...ya know, if they get past the whole, playing w/ toys part! ;)

Lisa-Anne said...

WOW! I have a house full of children that I could keep occupied with this for at least an hour!!! :) (Just enough time to get the jelly out of my hair! lol!)

Michelle said...

My boys would absolutely love this!

Michelle, Appleton, WI

Reynolds Half Dozen said...

I have never heard of such a place but would love to see if they have one near me...I have 5 girls and only one boy and he has spent so many a visits with us at Build a bear it would be great to allow him a day of rough and tough fun not dresses and pigtails...LOL thanks for the post great idea.....

Sondie said...

I didn't even know this kind of thing existed! Yes, I know I live in the sticks and under a rock. LOL! My boys are gonna love this. I'll have to get a GC for them to pick out their own and order it online to assemble at home.

dhaynes said...

Dawn, ok now it's my grandson's turn to love his Nana! I've struck out before but MAYBE this time I'll win! It looks really cool.

Diane H

Jayne V. said...

My son and Husband with love this! Thanks so much for letting us know about this store.

Heather Turner said...

That is just an awesome store. My husband and all my kids would love to make one of those!

Kimberly in Ohio said...

My friend's lil boy has ADHD & Autism and he just loves cars. He knows so much about different cars that it blows me away. He would LOVE this!

zander's mommy said...

That is so awesome. My son would love that. I am glad to see that there is something geared towards boys.

Tammy said...

My son and husband would go nuts. Cool place.

shawnathebrat said...

I never win anything, however I did win $20 on a lottery ticket today - maybe it is my lucky day after all! Love your blog, Dawn!

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