Modern Classics

Automoblox aren't new, they're just great. Industrial designer Patrick Calello got the idea for wooden blocks that kids could arrange (and rearrange) into creative toy cars back when he was a student at Carnegie Mellon University back in 1992. In 1999, with some years in product design and manufacturing under his belt, Calello refined his concept, and in 2004 Automoblox hit the market in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. Since then they've won raves from parents and kids, and have racked up the toy awards. We love them because they're sturdy, they're imaginative, and the fresh, classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic is a favorite of ours. They're the kind of cool looking toys you don't mind when the kids leave out. You'll find the toys appeal to young vehicle lovers, puzzle enthusiasts, those with a flair for art and design, and um, everyone else. Automoblox lets kids "dream it, build it, drive it," which translates into hours of fun for the whole family.

Automoblox Cars

Toy car design system

Modern Classics

Automoblox aren't new, they're just great. Industrial designer Patrick Calello got the idea for wooden blocks that kids could arrange (and rearrange) into creative toy cars back when he was a student at Carnegie Mellon University back in 1992. In 1999, with some years in product design and manufacturing under his belt, Calello refined his concept, and in 2004 Automoblox hit the market in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. Since then they've won raves from parents and kids, and have racked up the toy awards. We love them because they're sturdy, they're imaginative, and the fresh, classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic is a favorite of ours. They're the kind of cool looking toys you don't mind when the kids leave out. You'll find the toys appeal to young vehicle lovers, puzzle enthusiasts, those with a flair for art and design, and um, everyone else. Automoblox lets kids "dream it, build it, drive it," which translates into hours of fun for the whole family.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tina
    Tina

    Vroom, vroom, vroom!

    Automoblox is excited to be featured on Daily Grommet today. Our toys -- an award-winning modular wooden car system -- are an inspiration to young inventors everywhere. We look forward to hearing your feedback and answering any questions you may have. Have a super day

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 12:07 PM

    Hi there! As the PR Manager of Automoblox, I'm proud of the work Joanne and Julies put into this piece. It captures the essence of our cars as an heirloom quality toy, but also something that's fun & educational, too. Enjoy!

  • Angela
    Angela
    2/6/2009 12:27 PM

    I love the old classic cars

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/6/2009 12:36 PM

    I LOVE these!!

  • Carol
    Carol
    2/6/2009 12:37 PM

    How do we enter to win? I'm a new member. Help!

  • midlifemom
    midlifemom
    2/6/2009 12:40 PM

    I love toys that promote creativity. No flashing lights or buzzing sounds needed. Ordered a set for my nephew for his birthday in April. But, I instructed his mom not to make him wait...let the play begin!

    I love Grommet!

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 1:13 PM

    Yes, one of the best features of the cars is that they don't require batteries or make noise. The only thing your child needs to drive them is his/her imagination!

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    2/6/2009 1:40 PM

    Carol -- to enter all you have to do is sign up for our email by clicking here. If you're already registered, there's nothing to do, you'll be automatically entered.

  • Carol
    Carol
    2/6/2009 2:26 PM

    Well that was easy! Thanks Joanne. :)

  • KarenM
    KarenM
    2/6/2009 3:19 PM

    Cool, love the interchangeable parts, easy for little hands, and no batteries. LOTS AND LOTS of playtime and passing these down to more siblings. Love the idea, never seen this before.

  • Sharon Seneker
    Sharon Seneker
    2/6/2009 4:53 PM

    Cannon would love this set! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • DAWNA  SCHNEIDER
    DAWNA SCHNEIDER
    2/6/2009 5:48 PM

    this is such a cute set would love to win it. Thanks for the chance

  • MRS.MOMMYY
    MRS.MOMMYY
    2/6/2009 8:50 PM

    these are so neat

  • Brian
    Brian
    2/6/2009 8:59 PM

    These aren't the pine box derby cars I made as a kid.

  • marie
    marie
    2/6/2009 10:01 PM

    These are wonderful, creative toys for children now and grandchildren later - definitely keepers over many years. Another great find!

    mc

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 10:06 PM

    If you go onto the Automoblox website (www.automoblox.com), you can register the cars using the VIN # on the bottom of the car and be a part of the Owner's Club.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    2/6/2009 10:12 PM

    My kids are Legos and toy vehicle fanatics!! This would be wonderful for them. They love to create different vehicles and machines and then play with them for hours. I hear their "vrooom, vroom...." all the time. Love the sturdy, wooden construction that will last. Great grommet!!

  • Donna C.
    Donna C.
    2/6/2009 11:49 PM

    I've never heard of thease toys before. My 4 year old daughter would have a blast with thease.

  • Sonya Allstun
    Sonya Allstun
    2/7/2009 3:04 AM

    I signed up for the emails thanks for the giveaway enter me also

  • JANICE ROXBERRY
    JANICE ROXBERRY
    2/7/2009 6:27 AM

    WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY GRANDSON

  • Kim K.
    Kim K.
    2/7/2009 7:08 AM

    By 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter would love this! What a great idea!!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/7/2009 9:32 AM

    We just got these for my daughter for Christmas. She loves them and so does every other kid that comes to our house. We'd love another set!!

  • ELSIE
    ELSIE
    2/7/2009 9:34 AM

    I signed up for the email. I work in a school system - this giveaway is perfect for the students whom I work with. Thanks for this chance.

  • Charlene
    Charlene
    2/7/2009 9:40 AM

    Oh My. This are so cute, My son would absolutely flip. These are awesome.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/7/2009 10:13 AM

    What a neat idea.

  • Julie
    Julie
    2/7/2009 10:14 AM

    This is a very cute toy.

  • nancy goetz
    nancy goetz
    2/7/2009 11:02 AM

    Have never seen these cute toys before,Being a avid hot rodder these would be great for a collection or as a gift for my new nephew who going to be a hot rodder some day

  • Beverly West
    Beverly West
    2/7/2009 11:04 AM

    My youngest Grandson is age 4- just the right age for this!

  • Patty.
    Patty.
    2/7/2009 12:41 PM

    Thank you so much for having this contest. I really appreciate it.

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/7/2009 12:43 PM

    Hi there, everyone! Thank you for the wonderful compliments. Remember this: these cars are not just for boys. Girls love them as much as boys do. I should know - I have three girls myself and they all love Automoblox. Check out the full line on our website.

  • kathleen haas
    kathleen haas
    2/7/2009 12:48 PM

    love need books

  • Joel Miller
    Joel Miller
    2/7/2009 2:39 PM

    looks cool

  • Todd
    Todd
    2/7/2009 8:07 PM

    way cool

  • Renee We
    Renee We
    2/7/2009 8:33 PM

    I love wood. Toys made from wood have durability.

  • nicole
    nicole
    2/7/2009 9:27 PM

    My sons would love these. We really enjoy purchasing quality toys.

  • amry s
    amry s
    2/8/2009 2:12 AM

    These look very sturdy. What a great idea!!

  • kelly kroll
    kelly kroll
    2/25/2009 10:40 AM

    This is a great toy for an imaginative child. Both of my kids would love this toy!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Automoblox Cars

Toy car design system

Modern Classics

Automoblox aren't new, they're just great.

Industrial designer Patrick Calello got the idea for wooden blocks that kids could arrange (and rearrange) into creative toy cars back when he was a student at Carnegie Mellon University back in 1992. In 1999, with some years in product design and manufacturing under his belt, Calello refined his concept, and in 2004 Automoblox hit the market in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. Since then they've won raves from parents and kids, and have racked up the toy
awards.

We love them because they're sturdy, they're imaginative, and the fresh, classic-meets-contemporary aesthetic is a favorite of ours. They're the kind of cool looking toys you don't mind when the kids leave out.

You'll find the toys appeal to young vehicle lovers, puzzle enthusiasts, those with a flair for art and design, and um, everyone else. Automoblox lets kids "dream it, build it, drive it," which translates into hours of fun for the whole family.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tina
    Tina

    Vroom, vroom, vroom!

    Automoblox is excited to be featured on Daily Grommet today. Our toys -- an award-winning modular wooden car system -- are an inspiration to young inventors everywhere. We look forward to hearing your feedback and answering any questions you may have. Have a super day

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 12:07 PM

    Hi there! As the PR Manager of Automoblox, I'm proud of the work Joanne and Julies put into this piece. It captures the essence of our cars as an heirloom quality toy, but also something that's fun & educational, too. Enjoy!

  • Angela
    Angela
    2/6/2009 12:27 PM

    I love the old classic cars

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/6/2009 12:36 PM

    I LOVE these!!

  • Carol
    Carol
    2/6/2009 12:37 PM

    How do we enter to win? I'm a new member. Help!

  • midlifemom
    midlifemom
    2/6/2009 12:40 PM

    I love toys that promote creativity. No flashing lights or buzzing sounds needed. Ordered a set for my nephew for his birthday in April. But, I instructed his mom not to make him wait...let the play begin!

    I love Grommet!

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 1:13 PM

    Yes, one of the best features of the cars is that they don't require batteries or make noise. The only thing your child needs to drive them is his/her imagination!

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    2/6/2009 1:40 PM

    Carol -- to enter all you have to do is sign up for our email by clicking here. If you're already registered, there's nothing to do, you'll be automatically entered.

  • Carol
    Carol
    2/6/2009 2:26 PM

    Well that was easy! Thanks Joanne. :)

  • KarenM
    KarenM
    2/6/2009 3:19 PM

    Cool, love the interchangeable parts, easy for little hands, and no batteries. LOTS AND LOTS of playtime and passing these down to more siblings. Love the idea, never seen this before.

  • Sharon Seneker
    Sharon Seneker
    2/6/2009 4:53 PM

    Cannon would love this set! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • DAWNA  SCHNEIDER
    DAWNA SCHNEIDER
    2/6/2009 5:48 PM

    this is such a cute set would love to win it. Thanks for the chance

  • MRS.MOMMYY
    MRS.MOMMYY
    2/6/2009 8:50 PM

    these are so neat

  • Brian
    Brian
    2/6/2009 8:59 PM

    These aren't the pine box derby cars I made as a kid.

  • marie
    marie
    2/6/2009 10:01 PM

    These are wonderful, creative toys for children now and grandchildren later - definitely keepers over many years. Another great find!

    mc

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/6/2009 10:06 PM

    If you go onto the Automoblox website (www.automoblox.com), you can register the cars using the VIN # on the bottom of the car and be a part of the Owner's Club.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    2/6/2009 10:12 PM

    My kids are Legos and toy vehicle fanatics!! This would be wonderful for them. They love to create different vehicles and machines and then play with them for hours. I hear their "vrooom, vroom...." all the time. Love the sturdy, wooden construction that will last. Great grommet!!

  • Donna C.
    Donna C.
    2/6/2009 11:49 PM

    I've never heard of thease toys before. My 4 year old daughter would have a blast with thease.

  • Sonya Allstun
    Sonya Allstun
    2/7/2009 3:04 AM

    I signed up for the emails thanks for the giveaway enter me also

  • JANICE ROXBERRY
    JANICE ROXBERRY
    2/7/2009 6:27 AM

    WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY GRANDSON

  • Kim K.
    Kim K.
    2/7/2009 7:08 AM

    By 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter would love this! What a great idea!!

  • Shannon
    Shannon
    2/7/2009 9:32 AM

    We just got these for my daughter for Christmas. She loves them and so does every other kid that comes to our house. We'd love another set!!

  • ELSIE
    ELSIE
    2/7/2009 9:34 AM

    I signed up for the email. I work in a school system - this giveaway is perfect for the students whom I work with. Thanks for this chance.

  • Charlene
    Charlene
    2/7/2009 9:40 AM

    Oh My. This are so cute, My son would absolutely flip. These are awesome.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/7/2009 10:13 AM

    What a neat idea.

  • Julie
    Julie
    2/7/2009 10:14 AM

    This is a very cute toy.

  • nancy goetz
    nancy goetz
    2/7/2009 11:02 AM

    Have never seen these cute toys before,Being a avid hot rodder these would be great for a collection or as a gift for my new nephew who going to be a hot rodder some day

  • Beverly West
    Beverly West
    2/7/2009 11:04 AM

    My youngest Grandson is age 4- just the right age for this!

  • Patty.
    Patty.
    2/7/2009 12:41 PM

    Thank you so much for having this contest. I really appreciate it.

  • Tina
    Tina – Special Guest
    2/7/2009 12:43 PM

    Hi there, everyone! Thank you for the wonderful compliments. Remember this: these cars are not just for boys. Girls love them as much as boys do. I should know - I have three girls myself and they all love Automoblox. Check out the full line on our website.

  • kathleen haas
    kathleen haas
    2/7/2009 12:48 PM

    love need books

  • Joel Miller
    Joel Miller
    2/7/2009 2:39 PM

    looks cool

  • Todd
    Todd
    2/7/2009 8:07 PM

    way cool

  • Renee We
    Renee We
    2/7/2009 8:33 PM

    I love wood. Toys made from wood have durability.

  • nicole
    nicole
    2/7/2009 9:27 PM

    My sons would love these. We really enjoy purchasing quality toys.

  • amry s
    amry s
    2/8/2009 2:12 AM

    These look very sturdy. What a great idea!!

  • kelly kroll
    kelly kroll
    2/25/2009 10:40 AM

    This is a great toy for an imaginative child. Both of my kids would love this toy!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.