MILWAUKEE -- Greyson MacLean dreamt up BrickStix Reusable Stickers when he was nine years old. Designed as removable and reusable decals for plastic building bricks such as Legos, MacLean debuted his invention at the New York Toy Fair in 2011 and that same year won the TAGIE for Young Inventor of the Year. The now teenaged MacLean has seen his idea come full circle with its new multi-year licensing partnership with Nickelodeon™ to produce “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®” and “SpongeBob SquarePants®” reusable stickers for construction toys.
“Partnering with Nickelodeon is a dream come true. I can't wait for kids to see what we have created and have the chance to use their imagination to tell their own ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories,’” said the now 16-year-old MacLean who since inventing BrickStix has made presentations to schools and scout groups about inventing an entrepreneurship. “I have a feeling kids and parents will be playing together. These are shows parents have watched with their kids for years. Who wouldn't want to make up some adventures of their own?”
The “SpongeBob SquarePants” BrickStix reusable stickers feature two different sets that can be used separately or together to recreate SpongeBob’s hometown, Bikini Bottom. The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” BrickStix reusable sticker sets include The Sewer, which replicates the turtles’ underground lair, and Good vs. Evil, which pairs the Turtles with allies April O'Neil and Casey Jones to battle villains like The Kraang, Shredder and Rocksteady. Nickelodeon branded BrickStix are available now at BrickStix.Com and will be hitting retailers this Spring.