Lego Contest

 

The Toy Factory’s 6th Annual Lego Building Contest will take place on May 1 – May 31, 2018.   Last year we had 135 entries in 4 age categories.  That’s enough to fill all 4 of our large display windows.  At the end of the month we awarded 14 Lego sets  and 14 Toy Factory Gift Certificates as prizes!!  

We know many of our builders start thinking and planning early (May 1 will be here before we know it!), so we wanted to start sharing info and rules for this years contest:

1)  All entries must be original creations – not built from a Lego designed kit.  

2)  All entries may be no larger than a 10″ x 10″ small Lego base plate.  Entries that do not fit this guideline may be displayed but will not be judged. 

3)  No loose pieces please.  ALL pieces must be connected to each other or to the base plate.  We do our best to keep your creation safe, but if you have a special piece or Minifigure, please consider not including it, just to be safe. 

4)  Adults may not help children, and children may not help adults! 

Rules are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Toy Factory Manager.  

Welcome OSU Students


Welcome new and returning OSU students.  We hope your school year is off to a great start.   If you haven’t already, stop in and check out The Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis.  We have games, puzzles and even adorable OSU Beavers from Squishables.  

Art at The Toy Factory


Each month The Toy Factory hosts a special art day with a staff member.  Normally, its held on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm.  Starting in November it will be moved to 3:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month.   

Art day is for ages 4+ and is always a great time.  From spin art to scratch art, painting to coloring, we always find an interesting art project to work on.  You can find the dates on our calendar page.  Its fun and its free!

Septembers Art Day: Color your own Tote Bag.  Limited to the first 10 participants ages 4+.  Today, Wednesday September 20th at 3:30 pm.  

Rhapsody in the Vineyard

Saturday, September 16th, 3:30 – 7 pm
Rhapsody in the Vineyard

Rhapsody in the Vineyard, a downtown wine walk presented by the Downtown Corvallis Association features some of Oregon’s premier wineries and distillers offering samples of their finest vintages.

 DCA retailers throughout downtown Corvallis will have wineries and distiller representatives on hand to share their product and answer your questions.  Retailers will offer taste tempting appetizers, music and art.  Beverages will also be available for purchase by the bottle or by the case.  

The Toy Factory will once again be an official retailer of wristbands and wine glasses so that you may enjoy your tasting journey throughout downtown.  

Give Back Nights

Every November The Toy Factory supports local schools with Give Back Nights.  On these special nights, we stay open late and donate 10% of sales to that evening’s highlighted school.  These are festive evenings with holiday music, hot chocolate, cider and cookies.  

If your school would like to take part in a Give Back Night this November, please contact Patrick, our store manager.  He will get you setup with a date and help you with ideas for advertising the event.  

Back to School

Labor Day is just around the corner, and in Corvallis that means back to school time.   While we  are a toy store, we do have many school and learning related items in our store, including:  Learning place mats from Melissa & Doug, magnetic ABC’s markers, crayons, flash cards, math and reading books from School Zone, flash cards from Brain Quest and so much more.  

Solar Eclipse

On Monday we enjoyed a special Science Lab with Patrick, thanks to the solar eclipse.   Several children and construction workers from the new hotel joined Patrick and Richard in the parking lot.  The children enjoyed tracking their shadows with chalk, making solar prints, blowing bubbles and eating eclipse cookies.  It was an event to remember for a lifetime.  

Patrick enjoying the eclipse

Cool shadows under the trees

Enjoying the eclipse

The Toy Factory in totality