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nanoblock® is a building / construction block with its smallest piece measuring a mere 4mm x 4mm x 5mm. Manufactured to the highest standard for a perfect fit, nanoblock® is born and designed in Japan. It comes in various series such as “Mini Collection,” “Sights to See,” “Advanced Hobby,” and many collaboration with popular characters such as Pokemon, Rilakkuma, Dragon Ball and many others.
From the Land of the Rising Sun comes the new sensation in toys. Nanoblock are quickly becoming a favourite among entuthiasts. Although they were first introduced in Japan, in 2008, nowadays you can find Nanoblock everywhere in the world.
Are all blocks toys made by the same company?
No! Nanoblock originate from Japan and became such a phenomenon that they are now competing with household brands head to head.
What are Nanoblock?
Nanoblock toys origins date back to 2008, when the japanese company based in Tokyo, Kawada decided to take the hobby toys market by storm. These toys are made up of a building/construction blocks, some of the smallest parts measuring as small as 4mm × 4mm × 5mm. The good thing about Nanoblock is that they come in various series and sizes, such as the Miniature series, the Advanced Hobby series, Sights to See series, etc. and lots of collaborations with worldwide franchises exist; such as Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, Sonic, Dragon Ball and many others.
Kawada has created collaboration sets with big names such as Pokémon, Street Fighter, The Adventures of Tintin, Shaun the Sheep and many, many more. Kawada's collaborations are not restricted to phantasy characters, but they have also collaborated with ununsual companies! For example, in 2015 Kawada and camera giant Nikon shook hands to recreate the famous Nikon F camera. Other unusual collaborations have been: street wear designer Nona9on, fast-food giant McDonald‘s, telecommunication giant Softbank, and many others.
Which are the most popular series?
Probably the most successful and popular series is the Miniature Collection series and the Pokemon collaboration series.
The Miniature Collection mostly contains themed sets that have from 80 to 150 pieces each. In the Miniature Collection you will find exotic animals, pets, insects and even your favourite hobbies. On the other hand,
The Sights to See series recreates, as the title suggests, famous landmarks from all around the world. You will have the opportunity to construct buildings such as Opera House (Sydney), Eiffel Tower (Paris), Pantheon (Athena) and many more. Sights to See set consists of more pieces than the Miniatures but less than the Middle series. This series consists mostly from 200 to 600 pieces. With the Middle series you can build the Statue of Liberty, visit the space with the Space Shuttle or step inside one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Many more are waiting for you, including the famous Titanic.
Next comes the Deluxe series (also called the Advanced Hobby series). It has the highest number of pieces, some of them reaching over 3000 pieces. Here you will find again the most notable landmarks and buildings from the world. With the Advanced Hobby series all of this is possible.
What is the biggest Nanoblock set?
The biggest Nanoblock set are The Neuschwanstein Castle Deluxe Edition, the Tokyo Skytree ver.2 Deluxe Edition and the Himeji Castle Deluxe Edition. Each set contains consists of more than 5,000 pieces and difficulty level of eight.
Are Nanoblock sets hard to build?
These nano set have a scale of 1 to 5 of difficulty (except the some deluxe sets with a difficulty of 8). Although you will probably not have any tough times assembling the Nanoblock from 1 to 3, you might need to read the instructions clearly for 4 and 5. The good news is that every Nanoblock set comes with their own instructions. And if this is still hard for you, then you can find many online videos that show you how to do it step by step.
What are the hardest Nanoblock sets to build?
The level 5+ difficulty Nanoblock are beautiful sets such as Bonsai Matsu, Sagrada Familia Deluxe, Blue Whale Skeleton, Pirate Ship Deluxe, Peacock Animal Challenger. Don't forget: almost all sets contain bonus pieces.
What is the rarest Nanoblock set?
The rarity of Nanoblock sets also ranges. Collaboration tend to be one-time runs only. One of the rarest Nanoblock is the Neon Genesis Evangelion Unit.
How Many Pokémon Nanoblock Are There?
The popular franchise Pokémon received its own Nanoblock sets in 2013. Initially the sets were released only in Japan, and consisted of micro-sized building block models. Pokémon Nanoblock models that were released at that time consisted of the first generation Pokémons. The first released were, obviously, the three Kanto starters (Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle) which had 120 pieces each. The next Pokémon released is none other than fan favourite and the most popular Pokémon in the world, Pikachu. Pikachu has 10 more pieces than the others, to mark its popularity.
For the 20th Pokémon Anniversary Edition (March 4, 2016) Kawada released a special edition of the starter Pokemons in a special grey monochrome color. The color reminds people of the original Gamebou games and its grey tones.
But how many Pokémon Nanoblock are there?
At the moment you can find about 80 normal sized Pokémon Nanoblock on our website. Feel free to choose your best buddy and explore the world with it! You can find that Pokémon Nanoblock comes in various sizes and components.