Amazon STEM Toy Club Review, Ages 3 to 4 – January 2018
January 12, 2018, My Subscription Addiction
This is an interesting toy, and definitely new to me. I like that it’s a colorful building toy that you can interact with a bit beyond just building.
Essentially, Maze-O lets you easily build mazes following included pattern cards (or you can invent your own). The inventor snippet on the back says the parents who created this toy were inspired by their son making mazes out of blocks he already had when he became frustrated that they were easily knocked over and destroyed.
What’s interesting about this toy is that it challenges your kid in a few different ways. If they follow the pattern cards, there is a lot of problem-solving in how to decipher the image and find the correct pieces to put into place, and the logical order to build the puzzle itself.
Collector's Corner Review: Maze-O
February 13, 2018, Collector's Corner
Children are problem solvers. As kids grow they learn to develop their learning and problem solving skills. Working puzzles and building things help develop their dexterity and problem-solving skills.
One of the cleverest ways to encourage a child’s ability to solve problems, seek solutions and fertilize their growing cognitive skills is mazes.
We all remember tackling corn mazes, hedge mazes and those funny drawn mazes prevalent in children’s magazines and books when were kids. It was fun getting lost and trying to find our way out of actual, physical mazes or solving the right directions to take in a picture maze.
What kid doesn’t like to figure things out, use their creativity and have fun in the process?
Starter Set from Maze-O
July 26, 2017, TTPM
Straight from ABC’s The Toy Box, it’s Maze-O! The Starter Set comes with 52 pieces for building different mazes! Follow the challenge cards or build your own!
Product Info: If you were amazed by Maze-O on ABC’s The Toy Box, then you’ll want to get started building your own mazes with the Maze-O Starter Set. With the 52 pieces in this set, there are more than 30 maze combinations.
You get 16 straight paths, 16 turning paths, eight branches, eight dead-ends, four entrance/exits, and 15 double-sided challenge cards with 30 mazes to construct. These maze challenges range in difficulty from easy to hard. Some of the cards have fun facts on them or additional challenges to extend the play.
Of course, kids can also come up with their own maze designs. The pieces easily snap together to create multiple configurations. Build a maze and challenge a friend to figure out how to go from start to finish. Or drive your toy cars or roll your marbles through the maze.
LDS Couple Competes on ABC's "The Toy Box," Receives Best Tweet from "Modern Family" Actor Eric Stonestreet
May 11, 2017, LDSNews
When Jessica and Dan Friedman entered the toy box judging room for the final round of a toy invention competition, they didn’t know what would happen next. The LDS couple from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, had already submitted their toy invention, Maze-O, to the scrutiny of adult mentors on ABC’s The Toy Box, now it was time for the real test—what would be the child judges’ final decision?
Jessica and Dan waited, watching the Magic-8-Ball screens and hoping their journey on the show would not end here and the prize—for Maze-O to be sold on the shelves of Toys “R” Us—would be theirs.
Maze-O Featured on The Toy Box on ABC - Today, May 5, 2017
May. 5, 2017 , BWW News Desk
Amateur toy inventors get the opportunity of a lifetime to present their innovative concepts, such as a maze-building toy, a dueling wizard game, playful plush aliens and more, on an all-new episode of ABC’s “The Toy Box,” airing on FRIDAY, MAY 5 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network
This week’s toy inventions include:
Maze-O – a maze-building toy
Inventor: Jessica and Daniel from Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Maze-O — Where To Buy $33 Maze Building Toy on ‘The Toy Box’
May 5, 2017, 2paragraphs.com
Husband and wife team Jessica and Daniel Friedman of Lino Lakes, Minnesota are pitching their building toy Maze-O on The Toy Box (May 5). The parents of five kids didn’t plan on becoming toy makers but when they couldn’t find a maze building toy on the market for their son who loved mazes, they made one themselves with a 3-D printer.
Area Couple Takes Invention to ‘The Toy Box’
May 2, 2017, Press Pubs By Shannon Granholm
A local family will compete on television this week to see if their invention has what it takes to win on ABC’s “The Toy Box.” Dan and Jessica Friedman, of Lino Lakes, traveled to New York last July to film for the series. Their episode will air at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5 with their invention, Maze-O.
Lino Lakes Couple Creates Their Own Toy
April 19, 2017, KSTP/ABC 5 Eyewitness News
Neither Jessica Friedman nor her husband Dan had any plans to enter the toy production business. The Lino Lakes couple simply had a son who loved mazes. And a couple of younger siblings who wouldn’t leave the mazes he built alone.
“He was about four years old at the time and he loved mazes,” Jessica said. “But he couldn’t draw them because he didn’t have enough hand-eye coordination yet. So he set up mazes with blocks on the floor. But he had two little sisters who kept coming along and destroying them. So we thought ‘We have to buy him something.’ We looked and there just wasn’t anything out there.”