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contents not what I had expected
on December 28, 2012
Only half of the items pictured where in the set that I received. The pail, watering can and the hand tools were all as pictured and included. I did not get the two boats but instead got one truck with a tiny basket inside - I guess that basket counted as a piece. I went back and looked at the description on Amazon and the fine print lists a 'rolling truck'. Well, in that case the picture should also show what you get. The 'rolling truck' has the wheels attached to the body which means that after two minutes in the sandbox, the wheels get jammed with sand and the rolling stops. Most of the sandbuilding toys were for castle building like a tower piece. I think that may be fun for some of the older kids but the little ones probably like animal shapes or other shapes that they can recognize.
The set is fairly sturdy. It does not have sharp edges or protruding plastic from the mold. Some items are very small but a good size for my 14 month old. For example, the watering can is especially tiny and only holds one cup of water. On the other hand, the hand tools have very wide handles, as wide as my little one's palm, making it hard to grip.