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17 May 2012

LEGO® DUPLO® {Giveaway}

*** GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***

As you may already know, my kids love Lego. I’ve written about it a few times in the past. It provides hours of enjoyment, for both the child and the parent (who wins by getting some peace and quiet).

My nephew Jeremy is almost 2. When he comes over, he wants to play with Sam and his Lego… but it usually ends up in his mouth. You know what this means… when Jeremy comes over, Lego is packed up and put away.

When I was asked if we’d be interested in reviewing some Lego Duplo, which is designed for the younger, budding builder, Jeremy instantly came to mind.
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Playing and having fun is a child’s way of learning and developing skills. LEGO DUPLO bricks are twice the size of ordinary LEGO bricks, making them perfect for small hands, growing minds and budding imaginations.

LEGO DUPLO Building Plates and LEGO DUPLO Fun with Bricks are perfect for little hands to grasp and offer broad play versatility. These items are a great
introduction for children into the fascinating world of building whilst teaching important motor skills.

Here is my gorgeous nephew Jeremy in action. Don’t mind all of those people in the background. We were at the local leagues club for Mothers Day lunch when I gave him his new Lego Duplo to play with.


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The new LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter is a bucket full of fun and playful learning, developed to embrace three of the most important play types that stimulate both hands and minds: sorting shapes, making a simple puzzle and building with bricks.

Duplo is big and chunky - great for little hands to manoeuvre and manipulate.

Lego Duplo 2

Of course Sam saw Lego and felt the need to get involved. Here is Sam, helping Jeremy put it all together.

Looks like Jeremy is actually giving the directions :-)

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Another action shot – J pulling the pieces back apart. Look at those big brown eyes. Too cute!!!

Lego Duplo 5

LEGO DUPLO Creative Cakes offers first person role-play for preschool girls and their friends where they can pretend and interact together.

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My First Build offers pre-schoolers a unique way to play as they build a model from an image on a card teaching them invaluable lessons in hands-on/minds-on learning whilst developing spelling and counting; a great first build experience.

Lego have kindly offered to giveaway the following prize packs to two (2) very lucky Samelia’s Mum readers.

The Prize packs include:
1 x LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter RRP $39.99
1 x LEGO DUPLO Creative Cakes RRP $49.99
 
To be in the running, leave a comment telling me:
 
What is your child’s absolute favourite toy?
 
*** If you are entering as an anonymous commenter or if you are a no-reply@blogger, please include your email address in the comment (so that I can contact you, if you win) ***


Terms and Conditions
Open to Australian residents only.
Giveaway will close at 7pm on Monday 21 May 2012.
Be Creative with your answer. The judge’s decision will be final.
Winner will be announced here on Samelia’s Mum.



73 comments:

  1. 1st comment never wins but here goes! My boys LOVE lego even at 12 and 14 :) Eldest daughter .. hard one but maybe her karoke set up and as for Miss Lily, at the moment is "Littilest Pet Shop". She also loves Lego but the bits are still to small for her so this would be a perfect prize to win :o)

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    1. Amelia loves littlest pet shop too at the moment. So. Many. Bits. EVERYWHERE!

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  2. Ooh we've just started into Lego in our household. Miss nearly 2 loves Duplo and spends ages playing with it - I think it would definitely rank as a favourite already.

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  3. My boys are 15, 13 and 11 and still bring their Lego out to play with. We started off with Duplo and then onto Lego. I was only looking at the Creative Sorter set the other day as I have a great nephew turning one. I was thinking it would be great for him for Christmas. That cake set is gorgeous. I haven't seen that one before. Will keep an eye out for that one as I also have a great niece turning one too.

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  4. My Miss has always been puppy mad, she has puppy bedspread, tshirts, petshops, puupy dress up clothes and over 30 stuffed dogs and 6 motorised puppies. Its a shame we cant have a real one she go nuts, maybe one day.

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  5. My boys love Tonka Trucks. They crash and Bash them through the garden and push each other around in them on the grass.

    richardnmelnnoah@bigpond.com

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  6. My grandsons enjoy their mamma's Duplo - carefully saved from when she was their age. OG likes the cars best - his ride on car is his #1 favourite toy - and YG just sucks on them; but they both still love them. That creative sorter looks fabulous.

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  7. Lego, lego, lego it's the one toy in our house that never seems to get boring to my kids.

    And I just have to say OMG WOW how awesome is the girls lego - that is soooo cute!

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  8. I think children don't get tired of lego for ages. It offers so much possibilities and new contraptions/figurations for any child. Entering for a friend's grandchild.

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  9. Awesome giveaway Anorina!
    The inside favourite is Lego and the outside fave is Tonka trucks!

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  10. My son is now 2 and he absolutely loves his building blocks and Lego. Not sure if he is predestined to follow in his father's footsteps but very likely. Other toys come and go but Lego stands the test of time in use.

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  11. My Grandson loves his Lego just like his Daddy when he was little.

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  12. Anything that isn't actually a toy. He loves tv remotes, mobile phones, keys and anything that has flashing lights or makes noise.

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  13. A ball is all he needs,
    He doesn't whinge and plead.
    Just kicking it around,
    The best toy he's found!

    Laura
    donkey.12@live.com.au

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  14. A battered soft yellow dinosaur that was his big sisters. It goes with him everywhere and "plays" with all his other toys

    icollis@optusnet.com.au

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  15. Mine are keen on the hot wheels cars, and love building sheds and garages for them. They use cardboard boxes and their timber building blocks at the moment - still too little for lego, but this duplo looks great and suitable for their ages.

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  16. Barbies, Barbies and more Barbies! Sometimes it seems like the house has been overrun by miniature blonde children!

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  17. all my grand-children ,the ages ranging from 11 to 2 absolutely love lego's they will sit there for ages making trucks and houses,lol,best thing ever invented for the kids.xx

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  18. My kids have always been obsessed with DVD's the DVD recorder!! All under 6, they have all gone through the "DVD" phase, also love ripping out the covers!! Probably explains why half our dvd's are scratched and don't work anymore!! Love some 'real' toys for the kids to play with!

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  19. A very old stuffed toy named gooby-he goes everywhere!!!

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  20. Angus got one fo those great lego tables for christmas. Every morning that is the first thing he heads for. We are going to do a lego birthday party for him this year, we are off to buy Dr who lego sets.

    Have you seen the Lego drink bottles at Toys are us????

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  21. At eight months, her favourite toy is mum and/or dad. We are so versatile. We can be climbed on, hung off, swing her around, take her on adventures, play anything, read anything and best of all cuddle her.

    tory_was@hotmail.com

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  22. Duplo is the all time favourite toy!!! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  23. The ipad - she likes watching the pages move from one side to the other.
    shclifton@hotmail.com

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  24. Mr. Nearly-3 LOVES the octonauts at the moment. His Gups are great for play and bath time. HEWe had a great time playing Duplo's yesterday after school, building a garage for his matchbox cars. We'd love some more lego for our collection!

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  25. I guess I would have to say their Nintendo DS. He can take it with him anywhere and everywhere.
    I'm an adult and still love and play with Legos. Man are they timeless...

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  26. My son's favourite 'toy' at the moment is our cat, Kitty Miaow Miaow. Poor kitty takes the brunt of tail pulling, petting and carrying around. I'm trying to distract him with Hot Wheels and Transformers, but so far its not working.

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  27. Funnily enough, lego. My older boys play with it constantly, and my little girl is just starting to enjoy Duplo. We are very much a Lego family!

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  28. I think my daughters all time favorite toy has to be the huge cardboard box my sewing machine came in It was a castle, a bus, something to hide toys she was supposed to pick up in, something she could hide in and east biscuits and best of all a giant doll house for her Barbies. It eventually collapsed and she was so sad I told her she could keep it folded up under her bed!

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  29. Miss 4 loves her play doh! We have so many bits and pieces to go with it now, she loves being creative! :)

    fun2bhad10@yahoo.com.au

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  30. Master 3 has the shortest attention span ever; currently he loves his bucket and spade and 'helping' me in the garden weeding. Unfortunately 'goodbye daffodils' was a great game one afternoon! BAH!

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  31. Out two y/o son likes the iPad we bought. He just knew what to do. He never was taught.
    He listens to stories, plays educational games. And it's essential hand luggage when we take him on planes!

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  32. My kids love playing both indoors and outdoors, however their all time favourite is ANYTHING to do with the emergency services... Anything police, firemen, ambulance... I think it's wonderful to highlight the great effort that those people do to help our community!!

    belinda_carter@hotmail.com

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  33. Lego is my son's favourite toy, and I love that sounds of kids rustling through the lego box.
    I'd love to win this great prize for the preschool where I work, especially the cake set!

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  34. Unfortunately my daughter's favourite toy is her Nintendo DS - I would love for her to grow her creative play skills with toys that are non electronic and where she can interact with others.

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  35. Lego is the winner in this household for the 56,30 and 25 men in my family Lego is an essential part of their lives add to those the 4, 1 and 8month old granddaughters and the next generation is already playing with the duplo that has never left our place, a very early train track and trains.
    Sometime in the future the boys will have to work out who owns what in the 1000's of dollars worth of Lego we own.

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  36. Always have been, always will be.....Legos! I played with them and my kids do. Thanks for a chance.

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  37. My kids love lego. Dad does too as he creates big creations for them to wake up to.
    Apart from Lego - trampoline, bikes and balls would be my kids favourite toys

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  38. At the moment - it's everything in my cupboards that is getting all the attention and I'm not happy! Perhaps some Duplo would get my little miss out of the kitchen!!!

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  39. Soninicole, sn at distant-earth.netMay 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Paper. My daughter loves paper... drawing on it, screwing it up, throwing it at me...

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  40. Brand new mother am I
    Of a cute baby girl
    Love each bit of my bub
    To the very last curl

    Though she is very young
    There's a FAVOURITE plaything
    But it's not her stuffed dog
    Nor her Jump n Bounce swing

    It's her proud mum and dad
    And the games that we play
    All the tickles and kisses
    We give every day

    Now I know she'll grow up
    Find a new toy or device
    So lets bask in this moment
    So sweet and so nice

    xox

    Tuffy Kirk
    tuffdeck@hotmail.com

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  41. Lego is definitely the favourite in our house. Barbie is also a favourite - sometimes the girls build Lego houses for their Barbie dolls to live in!

    northfan_rivers46_roxychick@hotmail.com

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  42. Lego, Lego and Lego is my boys favourite. Lego doesn't discriminate against age or sex. Anyone can use their imagination and create fantastic structures. Just fantastic.
    gavtrac4@bigpond.com

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  43. My four year old is totally into Lego and the Octonauts so anything that is related to these. My two year old loves everything she can get her hands on. She loves her dolls house, her puzzles and her brothers Bob the Builder toys.
    If you have the littlest pet shop stuff check out this tutorial and add cupboards, kitchens, beds etc with pockets behind them - http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/how-to_dinosaur_play_mat.html

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  44. Little 1yr old granddaughter absolutely loves the toy lawnmower that makes heaps of noise.

    alymac@live.com.au

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  45. My 19 month old grandson loves playing with the lego Duplo bricks, stacks them high and then smashes them down and says "OH NO!"

    mirella.ogg@hotmail.com

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  46. My 12 month old loves the toys that Daddy makes....her favourite is a Coles Homebrand Mineral Water plastic bottle filled with a handful of Nutri Grain. Then Shake, Shake, Shake! Such enjoyment from a simple, homemade toy!
    simone.vons@bigpond.com

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  47. Lego Duplo for grandson aged 2. He likes cars and small people and plays with them for a long time.
    izzywhizwhiz@gmail.com

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  48. Tea and cookies anyone - yes the all time favourite tea set... she loves to play and serve everyone their tea (water) and cakes and bikkies.. She is always so polite and very very cute while playing that game. My 1 year old loves her Upsy Daisy doll.
    crowcrowsoscar@hotmal.com

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  49. My grandson absolutely loves his V-Tech train. It has blocks that you put in the smoke stack and they shoot out the back of the engine and land in the wagon. It plays music and counts. He loves it. It is also a riding toy and a walk behind toy.

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  50. Funny...Legos were my 2 boys most favorite toys and now they are teaching their kids about legos too. They are soo expensive so would be fun to be able to give them a new set. My grandkids are 2, 3, and 4 years old!

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  51. My 1 year old son's favourite toy is a wooden tram with peg people inside. I'm forever trying to locate the 12 peg people as they end up everywhere around the house. I'm yet to introduce him to lego but look forward to it.

    rhondaphillips79@hotmail.com

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  52. Oh man you have the BEST giveaways. Can't I just pretend I live there? LOL Translated too mean if you draw my name PLEASE don't tell me, just pick another since I live across that large body of water and nowhere near you. ha. ok, maybe to be truthful you will want to say I won but am disqualified based on location but know it may well spoil my entire day OK? LOL (I am kidding about all other than the statement about you have the BEST giveaways)

    I had three boys who are now grown and aside from regular old bouncy balls they could throw across the room and break Momma's things when they were little their favorite toy for a number of years were Duplo's. After divorcing their dad I was a single mom and we would sit and built huge towers and all sorts of things. They just loved those and as they grew older I would buy the little kits they made for specific things like Star Wars vehicles or something like that. And I also started stocking up on the smaller Lego's at that point too. I held onto those little nuggets of gold too when they grew up because the amount I had cost me a small fortune and I knew at one point at least one of those boys would for sure give me Grandchildren and I did not want to repurchase those all over again and much more costly prices considering inflation of everything over the years which is normal. My oldest has tried to take them from me more than once and I refused to let go of those. Grandma's need cool toys at their house too right? They are hopefully out in my garage still (he was here not long ago so I may want to check) and are still in the 20 gallon sized trash can I bought to store them all.

    Quite a long post for someone that can't win eh? Good luck to you all and to the winner - you little lucky duck, have loads of fun with those.

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  53. My child's favourite toy is the Cat, although the Cat tends to disagree.

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  54. My Son is loving play dough at the moment, I was buying it for him and my o my was it getting expensive! On the walls, in the carpet, every nook and cranny you would find it.... So now i MAKE IT, a new batch like EVERYDAY!

    beckastuff@hotmail.com

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  55. Our household has gone lalaloopsy for lalaloopsy dolls! We are just buttons about them! My daughters whole room is a lala haven!

    caden_lilliana@hotmail.com

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  56. LEGO! my 4.5 yr old son has an obsession with lego city.
    mzmumma81@lottos.com.au

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  57. Is MUD a toy? My kids find it everywhere and are drawn like a moth to a flame to it...
    If Mud is not a toy, then their fave would be LEGO!!
    They love to build and create, but I really think they love to see me step on stray pieces even more! It's astonishing just how long a lego indent can stay in your foot if trodden on hard enough! LOL

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  58. My boy loves anything with wheels, like tractors, trucks, trains, but his favourite toys are Mighty Beans! He just loves the little things. You should see him when he loses one!!! :)

    Michelle

    williamaustralia@hotmail.com

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  59. My daughter loves anything that allows her to be creative so playdough and crayons are her current 'toys' of choice. She is 21 months so would love to win her a duplo set so she can keep her creative juices going!

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  60. My son LOVES lego and my daughter loves her tea set :)

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  61. My two little ones seem to love anything that gets their little minds thinking , building houses ,fitting blocks in the correct shapes of their Shape - O ball or trying to put my keys in a drink bottle , LITTLE DARLINGS

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  62. While I'm so tempted to say "Lego", because we LOVE lego in our house - infact, Blossom & Bean still regularly play with their Duplo even at 4 & 6! - I'm going to go with the "cardboard box"...... my kids will spend DAYS, even WEEKS playing with the same cardboard box... drawing buttons on it and telling you all about their new invention, hiding in them, pretending to be chinese dragons... There's just no end of entertainment to be had with a cardboard box and some crayons/textas! But don't think that means we couldn't do with a little more Duplo in our house ; (And we have a brand new 6 week old nephew who needs to start his own Duplo stash!)

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  63. The almost life size, Miele kitchen set we bought her last week. It's just like the real thing!

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  64. Does dirt count??
    If not then the hose is always a hit with the kids. Water, mess, mud you name it

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  65. Cooper loves to build with his blocks and to colour in with his crayons. His favourite thing to do I suppose would be to colour in his blocks with his crayons ;)

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  66. Lego he plays with it for day's and day's.

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  67. My daughters favourite at the moment is Zhu Zhu pets she loves them :-)
    Twitter @KazEdwards23

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  68. Thomas the Tank Engine - we have train track from the dining room, all the way down the hall, and it stops outside the toilet!
    karleneinjapan@hotmail.com

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  69. Have 3 little girls who act like they’re boys
    Play ball games and trains and motorized toys
    They love swords that go clang and guns that go squirt
    But their favourite of all is good old fashion dirt!
    sixfist@hotmail.com

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  70. My daughter is 18 months old and her favorite toy right now is her Disney Princess dishes set. She loves to play tea party with the cups and spoons and when she wants me to play with her she will bring me one of the spoons and say "teapa" (tea party).
    hannah_rox99@hotmail.com

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  71. My Son recieved his first lego trolley with legos in it for his first bday ever since he's been hooked on lego, it has cost us a fortune...But having said that its one toys that dont break and can amuse all day and never get out of fashion..now my sister's son loves lego and begs to always come over to play lego with his older cousin that he looks up to, but my sister is in a tougher financial situation so she cant afford it for her children, i bought him one lego toy and he carries it with him everywhere, sleeps with it....too cute and sad in a way...im commenting to suprise them whith this so my answer is for my nephew is the little dump truck lego...Jen Music xx

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