Saturday, 22 October 2011

nanoblock Maneki Neko Review

Difficulty: Level 2
Time to Complete: 20 mins
No of Blocks: 150+
Item Code: NBC-031
Price: RM33.90

The Maneki Neko (招き猫, literally "Beckoning Cat"; also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat, or Fortune Cat) is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner.

The nanoblock Maneki Neko set comes in a zip-lock bag packaging, with over 150+ pieces of building blocks, and a sheet of instruction paper to show you how to build your own Maneki Neko lucky cat.

The packets of blocks and instruction paper

This is a "Level 2" nanoblock set, so it is fairly simple and you should be able to build it quite quickly. I was able to build this in about 20 minutes. The build process is straight forward and nothing really tricky. Stickers are also provided with different "wishes", so you can pick and choose which one you want to stick on your Maneki Neko. Here are some pics of the build process.

Finished Maneki Neko with the leftover blocks and stickers

And here is the final result. This cute Maneki Neko stands at just 5.5cm tall and fits right in the palm of your hands.

This nanoblock Maneki Neko set retails at RM33.90, and you can get them from many Toys R Us, Action City, Kinokuniya, Popular Bookshop and XL Shop in Malaysia now.  You can also find it in my store. 

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