Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders and all about the Revolutionary Split Molds

Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders and all about the Revolutionary Split Molds
Create A Castle Sand Castle Molds founder Kevin Lane (Instagram/createacastle)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The company that revolutionized sand castle construction has done it again. This time, they're taking their product to the set of 'Shark Tank', hoping for worldwide expansion and to become the number one toy company.

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Create A Castle originally appeared on the market a few years ago with an innovative mold kit that allows kids and families to create sand or snow castles outside. Since then, the firm has polished its initial product, received a TOTY Award, and been selected as a top summer toy by the Toy Insider team. Kids can now make highly complex tabletop castles using a patented sand compound and mold technique for no-mess enjoyment with the Create A Castle BuildMaster Indoor Activity Kit! Can the creator persuade the Sharks to invest in a product that claims to make beach visits more fun?

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What is Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds?

A father and young boy are heading to the beach with buckets and shovels, along with hand rakes, trowels, spatulas, paintbrushes, and... a melon baller? Building a sand castle together is a lot of fun for the two of them. And then. It won't be long before there are too many collapsed towers, smashed walls, overflowing moats, broken shovels, and high tide. Junior has given up and is now searching for beach crabs. Dad is fervently committed to constructing a castle!

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In California's Laguna Beach, Kevin Lane witnessed an incident that was extremely similar. He could empathize with the man. He recognized the stress and disappointment, since he had always enjoyed making sand castles. Furthermore, he was used to coming up with innovative solutions for technological issues as a web developer. Thus, he established Create A Castle, a website for novices and specialists, kids and adults, sand and snow! No sand? No snow? No issue. There is also an indoor kit.

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The Ultra Durable Split-Apart Cast with dual, quick-open hinges was used in place of the bucket. You may fill it with sand, release the mold, and instantly have a brick tower. Battlements made of brick are erected, and corbels offer aesthetic value. A mesh backpack carries all the components for simple transportation, while a window cutter etches out exquisite windows and a multipurpose tool removes any remaining sand.

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Each kit includes 2.65 lbs of Castle Magic sand or snow, six unique molds, three keys, and a variety of accessories such as tower toppers and a pack and design tool. At first appearance, the sand or snow may appear to be comparable to other reusable compounds on the market, but it is not. One would immediately note that Castle Magic sand does not "flow" like other mixtures and is sticky or "gummy." This is because it is engineered to keep its form while absorbing the exquisite features of the accompanying molds.

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Kids can lock a mold with one of the included keys to start building, then fill it with sand or snow to start building. To fully guarantee success, one pro suggestion is to use the pack and design tool to tightly pack the first quarter-inch or so of the compound in each mold. Simply flip the mold over, release the key, and open it up to show a column or wall once it has been filled. From there, you just start developing, enlarging the structure, and adorning it with decorations or handcrafted elements.

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Although the kit is intended to bring the experience of constructing a sand castle indoors, families love utilizing the supplied playmat as a foundation to construct outside on picnic tables. A castle can maintain its shape once erected and stay on display for up to two weeks! Additionally, as long as you put any leftover compound in one of the included bags, it won't dry out, allowing kids to continue creating and destroying new kingdoms for many hours of enjoyment.

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Who are the founders of Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds ?

Kevin Lane owns and operates Create A Castle as well as Code Hounds, LLC, a web design and development firm. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Connecticut State University and a Fine Arts degree from Green Mountain College.

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Laurie Lane owns also Create A Castle and works as an Account Manager for Code Hounds. Laurie worked as a District Manager for the Walt Disney Company's stores in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Retail Management. Laurie used her expertise in all things Disney to become an approved trip planner for Disney's Mouse Fan Travel after raising their children.

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What is the cost and where to buy Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds from?

Create a Castle's outdoor kits range in price from $14.99 to $49.99. Indoor kits are priced at $14.99 and $34.99. The firm also sells its own personalized bag for $4.99, a light kit for $6.99, and a tool kit for $14.99. The kits can be purchased directly from the company's official website at https://createacastle.com/, as well as via Amazon and Walmart.

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Where is Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds now?

In 2018, Live With Kelly and Ryan highlighted Create A Castle in a summer toy segment. In 2018 and 2019, the firm was named 'Connecticut Entrepreneur of the Year' in the 'Community Favorite Venture' category. In 2020, they were named 'International Toy of the Year' by the Toy Association. Create A Castle kits are now available at Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, and surf shops on both the East and West Coasts. Following a collaboration with Tomy, a Japanese entertainment firm that manufactures children's toys and goods, Create A Castle is distributed in Australia.

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On the edge of a nearby lake, Kevin and his buddy Dan Anderson constructed a 15-foot sand castle as a promotion for their appearance on 'Shark Tank' on October 7, 2022, and as a token of gratitude to the town of New Milford, Connecticut, for its continuous support. It was completed on September 30.


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Who will steal the deal?

Kevin O'Leary or Robert Herjavec could attempt to grab the deal. Although eventually, the primary determining factor for the Sharks whether to invest in the firm will be the brand's sales figures and profit margins. So, all that is left to do is wait and see whether the Sharks really make a deal.

‘Shark Tank’ Season 14 Episode 3 airs on ABC on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Halloween Moments Pumpkin Glove Scraper, Stakt Mat, Mama O's Kimchi, and Create a Castle Sand Castle Molds.

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Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.

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