Connecticut company up for Toy of the Year award

Top News

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s changing the way people build sandcastles — and it’s from a Connecticut company that’s now up for some big honors.

“It feels incredible; it’s a great honor,” said owner and inventor Kevin Lane.

“It’s the Oscars of the toy world,” said his wife, Laurie.

Create A Castle is a finalist for Toy of the Year 2020 — an international award recognizing innovation in toy making. 

“We’re really getting that momentum going that this product deserves,” said Lane. “It’s family fun.”

The mold’s design, similar to a springform cake pan, works in the sand and the snow.

Inspiration can hit you anywhere and it came to Lane at the beach on a family vacation. He watched a father struggle with building a sandcastle with a more traditional sand castle mold. Watching the castle crumble made him wonder if there was a better way.

When he was a kid, Lane’s family owned a bakery — that childhood experience combined with this burst of inspiration brought it all together.

The Toy of the Year winners are announced on Feb. 21.

“We’re up against some big guys,” said Laurie, “so let’s hope the little guys wins.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Litchfield

Food pantries get fresh, healthy donations from Griffin Health

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Food pantries get fresh, healthy donations from Griffin Health"

Six rescued from icy water at Burr Pond, Life Star transports two with hypothermia

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Six rescued from icy water at Burr Pond, Life Star transports two with hypothermia"

Four fishermen rescued from Burr Pond after boat tips, Life Star transports two with extreme hypothermia

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Four fishermen rescued from Burr Pond after boat tips, Life Star transports two with extreme hypothermia"

Winsted school to allow foreign exchange students to stay on campus during breaks during coronavirus outbreak

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "Winsted school to allow foreign exchange students to stay on campus during breaks during coronavirus outbreak"

New Milford man found dead near Coe Park Civic Center

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "New Milford man found dead near Coe Park Civic Center"

PD: Suspects arrested in Watertown stole over 130 cars in New Jersey

News /
Thumbnail for the video titled "PD: Suspects arrested in Watertown stole over 130 cars in New Jersey"
More Litchfield

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss