Sunday 9 September, 5.00pm

Let’s Get Inventin’
Sunday 9 September, 5.00pm

Family favourite Let’s Get Inventin’ is back this Sunday on TV2, with the Goober Brothers presenting another collection of incredible inventions – proving that Kiwi kids do have the best ideas in the world!

This year the award-winning series sets out to once again create some of the most riveting invention builds ever seen on TV. Kids with wild ideas have been teamed up with all sorts of technical experts, and given all the resources they need to make their concepts a reality. The show sets out to inspire and encourage young inventive minds, to get kids in the workshop where they are ‘hands-on’ in making their dreams come to life, and to get them road-testing their creation via their own unique ‘Goober Challenge’.
From the 14 inventions made on the show, A J Park Patent attorneys will identify unique ideas that are potentially patentable. From these, one lucky child will win the $10,000 Patent Prize Package – from A J Park and the Icehouse Business Incubator. Last year, at least five of the Let’s Get Inventin’ prototypes were deemed patentable, and some are already out in the market today! At the end of the series, the top five inventors pitch their idea to our judges, and the kid with the best sales pitch and idea will be awarded the big prize.

The inventions being created in this series include; a Wake-up-Bed that dresses and feeds you, a real turbine jet powered flying pack, a GPS Doggy-Doo collecting robot, a Helium Hover Car, and even a Power Generating Gymnasium hooked up to the national grid courtesy of Meridian Energy!

Producer, and Goober Brother, Luke Nola enthuses about this year’s inventions, saying, “the core of Let’s Get Inventin’ is big ideas, and without these bright sparks of imagination we wouldn’t have a show to make. I am once again amazed at the capacity for innovation that exists in young New Zealand.”

New this series is a chance for viewers to appear on the show, with the Criterion Invention Competition. Kids can send in their very own ideas, and the winner will have their invention made in time to feature on the final episode of Let’s Get Inventin’. Plus, viewers can win all sorts of cool prizes online simply by rating each week’s invention. Lego Mindstorms robotics kits, Flytech Radio control Dragonflies and one of over 100 Sirus Glider kits will be given away.

New Zealand is truly a country of innovators and what better way to celebrate that than to see the next generation of young inventors having fun by realising their dreams. As Nola says, “The fact that five kids received patents for their ideas last year, and some this year look like they are in the running, assures us that New Zealand will continue to be recognised on the world stage as a country brimming with unique ideas.”

Be inspired by Let’s Get Inventin’, Sunday 9 September, 5.00pm on TV2.

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