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Fosters creativity and is durable; a big hit with my 4 year old son
on September 13, 2013
This toy proves that it's hard to beat the classics. I know that in the old days, these used to be made of wood but now they are plastic and many people lament that. But I don't really see it as a bad thing. For one thing, the classic wooden sets are still available for the die-hard fans. They're just more expensive. But the advantages of the plastic ones are the sticks - some of them are bendy and that opens up so many possibilities.
My son is 4 years old, almost 5, and he LOVES this. He has many other construction toys (Legos, K'Nex) but these so far are the best. He looks at the diagrams and builds these elaborate contraptions that spin and he's tickled pink by that. He proudly exclaims "I made that all by myself!"
Some of his creations are so-loved that he takes them to bed, just so he could have it with him.
Most of the time he likes to use the diagrams but he also makes up his own machines. He's made rollers and a "claw" so this toy definitely fosters creativity.
The only downside is I wish it came with more pieces! He usually has to dismantle his creation before creating a new one. I know it says 100 pieces, which seems like a lot but everything fits in a shoe box with plenty of room for more. Maybe I'll have to get a second set...That's definitely an indication that this is a hit.