Fun Factory and Create Your Own Zord

Below is a press release for an upcoming Simon Fun Factory tour stop at Concord Mills.  My daughter is a big fan of Lalaloopsy and Power Rangers.  At the event this upcoming weekend, children will get to check out new Lalaloopsy dolls and create their own Zords.  If you don’t know what a Zord is, then your child doesn’t watch any version of The Power Rangers.  And you didn’t watch it growing up.  I tried creating my own Zord on the Bandai website, and came out with a decent looking one.  I couldn’t come up with a name, though.  I’ll have to show it to my daughter tonight.  If you are looking for something to do with your kids this weekend, head on over to Concord Mills.

(Press Release)CONCORD, NC (September 3, 2013) – Local children and parents will have a blast when the 4th annual Simon® Fun Factory tour makes a stop at Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, on Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 8 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Food Court.

Simon Malls’® Fun Factory tour provides families from around the country with a fun, interactive and immersive experience. Attendees at the Concord Mills event will enjoy a wide range of engaging activities through a series of exciting “Destination Stations,“ hosted by Lalaloopsy®, Mooshka®, Bandai®, Gogo’s® and Mega Bloks®.


Explore the exciting, “sew” magical world of Lalaloopsy at the Engage Station! For the first time ever, your favorite Lalaloopsy dolls have soft, long, brushable hair! Introducing Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair™ dolls, there’s “sew” many loopy styles for you to create!


One day a group of paper doll friends joined hands and through the power of friendship became sweet, huggable girls! Mooshka Sing Around the Rosie™ magically sings when you hold her hands. She loves to sing for you and your friends!


Bandai is showcasing their unique Zord-creation in an exciting interactive Pop-Up Party Station where kids can build and name their very own Zord combination. Plus, children can also go online and build their favorite Zord! All the Zord sets – Dinozords, Thunderzords and Ninjazords – can be combined to form bigger and better custom Zord-creations! Each set is available for kids to use to express their creativity at the Fun Factory event and get some fun stuff along the way!


Gogo’s Crazy Bones are small, collectible figurines – and kids can come check out the Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4 products. With free product giveaways and plenty of Gogo’s to play with, you could get lucky and find that one character you’re missing!

Mega Bloks

Dive into a world of imagination with the Create ‘n Play Ultimate Building! at the Pop-Up Party Station. Be the first to combine classics and build everything from rockets to race cars to robots – it’s perfect for the builder’s big imagination.

“Concord Mills’ Fun Factory event aims to deliver an enjoyable hands-on experience in a safe environment that’s close to home,” said Holly Roberson, director of marketing and business development at Concord Mills. “This year’s set of activities will give kids the chance to be creative and energized in a controlled, family-friendly place.”

Simon Malls’ Fun Factory tour “Destination Stations” will feature a variety of kid-focused activities, games and product samples, allowing children to play and learn simultaneously. Children will have the opportunity to take home several great sponsor giveaways and Fun Factory creations.

The Simon Fun Factory is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year for members of the Simon Kidgits Club. Kidgits Club members receive a variety of perks, including a Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit