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.
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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.
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.”
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.
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