Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rollin' With The Homeyz

Like many parents, I definitely do not think my kids need one more toy. And if they are going to get something new to play with I'd rather it be educational or something they can be creative with. This past weekend we had the opportunity to check out the very awesome Ridemakerz (think Build-A-Bear but with cars .)

Kids of all ages (this includes adults!) - boys and girls- will love showing their personality by personalizing and building their own car. Customized to be exactly their own and one-of-a kind every step of the way.

Upon entering the store you choose the body of the car you want to make. It could be a small hot rod or monster truck. So many to choose from and some start as low as $12!

Next you'll choose what sound you'd like it to make, the tires and rims, and then put it all together while you get TIMED just like a real pit crew. (And I just learned all this jargon while we are there so if I am totally getting the wording wrong, stick with me!) By the way, I did it under a minute while babywearing thankyouverymuch!

After you've got your car all put together (you can even make it remote controlled if you want!) then you can pick out decals and accessories. Check in at a computer at the end to make your license plate and finish up with all your deets.

Every step of the way is an adventure. MY favorite part was also my boys' favorite part- where you just let them go and the Ridemakerz specialists assist the kids with putting their vehicles together while making it tons of fun. The whole place is a party!


You can hear all about it from my boys in the video below. It's too cute- you must watch.


You can definitely make some awesome cars in any price range. This Friday - you know, the biggest shopping day of the year- Ridemakerz is offering a free radio control upgrade, worth $25!

Win! I've got a $75 Ridemakerz gift card to give away here! Use it at a Ridemakerz location near you OR jump online and create your own without leaving the house! Just leave a comment letting me know the ride you'd chooze! Let the kids get it on it, too- the Ridemakerz website has lots of fun stuff to play around with!

Contest has ended! I LOVE it when random.org chooses a low number! It was comment number 3! Erin from School Teacher By Day, Superhero By Night!

One entry per person and open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen at random after 11:59 PM Wednesday December 3.

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74 comments:

workout mommy said...

how FUN! My boys would love this! I would chooze the RZ Sling purple craze. :)

Naomi said...

Jasper would love them all... probably a Mini Cooper because it's the most "toy car" looking...

Erin said...

I am loving all the Ridemakerz giveaways. I can't wait to take Luke when he's a little older!
Because I'm such a girl, I would totally want the Punk Pink RZ Rascal.

Hestermania! said...

What a great idea! I'd love the Ford Mustang Green Machine for my little ones.

Jen said...

I think we're going to check this out with my cars obsessed DS. I would love the Mini Cooper Hot Orange - he may pick something different!

Allison said...

Since my son, Max, is such the little engineer, would totally love this place...too bad there isn't one near us (guess we'll have to settle for the internet). His fave color is red, so the Dodge Viper Red Venom!

Jill said...

I think my 6 year old son would choose the red venom Dodge Viper. This is a cute idea!

~michelle pendergrass said...

If I made one for me? The FORD SUPER CHIEF CONCEPT Night Vision!!!

Drea said...

Ow fun! I think I like the
RZ SLING Shadow Dark Flame
I think its the same one Noah has.
:-)
I do like the trucks 2!

Scott and Cindy said...

My son would choose a monster truck. How fun!

lace said...

These are great. Buttercup would go for the RZ RASCAL Punk Pink. The nearest shop is a bit of a drive but I think it would be worth it. She'd love it.

April said...

cool! i would get the SCION xB Lava Orange for my son :-)

Seeryus Mama said...

Johnny and I checked out the Ridemakerz site...he's in love! LOL Of course he loved all of them...especially the hotrods. However, the practical side won out and he would love to have the RZ Force Gunner Grey. Then he could do some haulin' with it.

Boys and their toys....it's darn cute!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Looks like fun! love the little mini cooper :)

amy f. said...

Yay, my son would go crazy for this experience. Not sure what he would pick, but I would pick the Laser Blue Mini Cooper. Thanks for doing this and have a great Thanksgiving :-)

casual friday everyday said...

Nicky says he'd want this one: RZ FORCE Back Draft Red
http://www.ridemakerz.com/RZ/pages/shop/LinearProcess/BuildRide.aspx?category=body&ProductSku=501016

He really wants it now so we best win! LOL

Nell

Heather said...

We want the mustang with red flames! At least, that's the one I'd choose :)

Aimee said...

I like the jewel blue RZ Rascal. My son would choose the mini cooper, no doubt. :)

Sounds fun!!!

Katina said...

Wow. I have never heard of this place, but my boys would go gaga for it. I think I like the RZ Rascal in Atomic Red, but I highly doubt I'd get to choose! :)

alisha said...

FUN! I've never heard of it, but my little buddy would LOVE it...I'd pick the Dodge Viper!!!

Jordyn said...

I am sure with three boys, we will find great use for this giveaway, and a trip out to woodfield for me!

Melissa said...

I LOVE the RZ Rascal in Punk Pink!

V said...

I would either make a Dodge Challenger Concept of a Ford Mustang for my husband who loves both and is the biggest kid!

Anna said...

Oh wow...OK so I don't have a son yet but I guarantee you that my husband would LOVE that place! I would personally go for the Mini or the Scion but my hubby would probably choose a pickup. Thanks for showing this! Your boys were adorable telling us all about it :o)

Anonymous said...

I would pick the SCION xB Wasabi Green for my son. brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Greetings! My two sons love the
"Ford Mustang Raven Scream Black!"
Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I subscribed to your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page! Thanks, Cindi
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Stephanie said...

SCION xB Wasabi Green -- funky and cool!
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Bebemiqui said...

Sorta dorky, but I like the Ford Flex.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

zoe hunter said...

Cute site..I like the:

DODGE CHALLENGER CONCEPT Orange Crush


neato..thanks for the contest.

Nad said...

My son picked the Dodge Viper Red Venom! =)

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

wow my hubby would love this (shh:)
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Anonymous said...

Some special little guy on my Christmas list would be silly over this! Thanks for sharing & hosting! Win or no win, I might have to get that mini cooper!

susses kussen at yahoo

Tuesday Girl said...

A mustang of course!

tuesdayef (at) aol dot com

wigget said...

i'd choose the DODGE VIPER Red Venom

Smiles Across Miles said...

I'd choose the Dodge Viper Fang Green. My son would love this!

bocktalk said...

The Wasabi Scion is tooo funny!

Kimberly said...

My son would love the RZ Force because he loves all the attachments you can get for it (dump, tow and firetruck).

Thanks for a great giveaway! I wish they had one near us but at least you can purchase them online and build them at home.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Angelina Lucas said...

Mini Cooper Asphalt Black will be my favorite ride. Thanks for this giveaway.


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Angelina Lucas said...

I love the "Ford Super Chief Concept"- Heavy Metal Grey. Looks very sophisticated.Thanks!!!!

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Meg said...

The RZ Rascal in Red is awesome. I bet that's what my son would like best. FUN site, thanks!
gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

A jumbled mess said...

My son would love the Dodge Viper Fang Green!

Anonymous said...

The Mustang with the flames!

Dee

mhgatti (at) yahoo (dot) com

cathyhall said...

RZ FORCE Back Draft Red
would make my son go wild (he is bed now) - and you're right, $75 goes a long way here.

Runner Girl said...

This is so much fun. Every boy young and old would love this.
I am sure my kids would each pick something different. But if it were up to me it would be a tie between the hot orange mini cooper and the fang green dodge viper.

Mama Zen said...

I like the RZ Sling Purple Craze!

Irishmama said...

I just read about this the other day on another blog. Love it. There aren't any near by......but if I win, we can do it online and my son will be choosing the Green Machine Ford Mustang

Blessedw5mom said...

WOW! My boys would flip for the Ford Super Chief ... just like thier daddy, and we live really close to the Mall of America, my boys keep begging to visit Ridemakerz.

giveitawhirl said...

my boys would love any of them! what an awesome giveaway!

Katie said...

I would probably give this to my son but who knows what he would pick. My husband on the other hand would definitely pick the MINI COOPER Hot Orange!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

My boys would definitely want the mustang!

Blessings Abound said...

The Ford Superchief because I'm sure that would make my son swoon, lol. Thanks!

akblessingsabound[at]gmail.com

Megret said...

I'd pick the Scion in Cannonball Black! Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

royaldixie said...

I like the Fang Green Viper! This is such a neat website! Thanks for introducing me to it!!

newmommyin08@yahoo.com

socmama said...

So fun! I like the MINI COOPER in Laser Blue. Thanks!

karen and co. said...

I like the RZ SLING Shadow Dark Flame. Very cool.

abc123vn said...

I would LOVE this for my son!

Gina said...

These are SO cool! My nephew would flip out!
I think he would make the Dodge viper in Fang Green! It's AWESOME!
Thank you for the chance!

mannequin said...

RIDEMAKERZ is soooo cool! EVERYBODY can have a great time there! Though we are fortunate enough to live near one, we have yet to go. I would absolutely love for him to pick the SCION xB in honor of the Baltimore Grand Opening!
What a very cool giveaway. This is the stuff dreams are made of!

Bettina said...

Too cool! That is a really cool site! My son would love Dodge Viper - red venom!

bewell75 at gmail dot com

Gretchen said...

My girls love cars, especially RC cars! They love to race them with the neighbor boys in the culdesac! My middle one would probably go for the red mini cooper, the youngest would go for the pink one, and my oldest would probably pick something with flames :)

Leah said...

I love, love, love the RZ~X Hagerstown Grand Opening Edition!!!!!! : ))) Soooo perfect for my ds!!! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Suzie G. said...

This is so cool! It's like a neater version of Build a Bear! I think the Flame Hawk red mustang looks pretty awesome!

zmama said...

We'd get the mini cooper in blue!! So cool!! We'd enjoy this so much!!
zmama09 at yahoo dot com

Brooke said...

SCION xB Cannonball Black

the mommie of mommie blogs said...

I think we would need to "chooze" the FORCE Back Draft in Red, b/c of our love of fire trucks :)

Sarah said...

We'd make a minicooper for John to play with since, well, he's our Mini.Cooper. My hubby would have a blast doing this, all while sporting a cool and calm exterior...or we'd take the nephews and watch them roll!!

Chrysanthemama said...

My kids chose the Dodge Viper in Red Venom. What a cool site! Thank you for offering this giveaway. :)

Jinxy and Me said...

I would choose the RZ Force Gunner Grey. Great giveaway!!!

Heather said...

My favorite is the Mini Cooper in orange because I love the checker board roof!
jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

Kiley said...

I am glad i didnt miss on this... i showed the web site to my 5 year old and he couldnt make up his mind...

"This one mom, no wait this one, oh wow cool this one... Nope totally this one"

I guess he'll take them all ;) what a great give a way!!!

Heather said...

Just to be super cool, I'd choose the Mini Cooper in Hot Orange. Look at that thing!
Thanks for introducing the site. That's pretty cool.

angela said...

I'd choose the Mini Cooper!

Kailani said...

For myself or my son? : )

I like the RZ RASCAL Punk Pink

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