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Crazy Forts, Purple, 69 Pieces
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||16.75 x 3.25 x 10 inches|
|Item Weight||0.9 Kilograms|
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- Crazy forts are a unique building and creative toy.
- Create a cave one day, an Igloo, pirate ship, or castle the next put the pieces together in different configurations, cover with bed sheets and voila
- Easy to build
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Crazy Forts are a unique, award winning, building and creative toy. Crazy Forts come with 69 child- safe toggles and rods that join together to build any play space from your child's imagination. Create a cave one day, an Igloo, Pirate Ship, or Castle the next . . . put the pieces together in different configurations, cover with bed sheets and voila!, kids have a unique new play space every time! Crazy Fort is powered by a child's imagination. Each Crazy Fort Kit contains 25 geometrically precise balls and 44 sticks that connect to create a multitude of possible play structures. This kit comes with rods and balls, perfect for your little one.
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The box does say "New, stronger fortified fit" - I'm wondering if all of the bad reviews are from a previous version of the product. If that's the case, it's too bad they are influencing this current version, which is excellent.
We have had no problems with stability. Like others have pointed out, you do need to follow the directions, as there is a specific direction that the balls are supposed to face. The arrows go on the top and then the poles connect into the holes or side based on the letters there - some holes are D, some are E, etc. To make a square you simply connect the poles into all the D holes and you have a square - angles are F and G, and so forth. Maybe it sounds complicated, but once you've built a couple of structures, it becomes intuitive and you don't even really need the instructions anymore, although it is nice to keep them around to refer back to when you haven't built a certain structure in awhile.
As for the structures: with 1 box you can build a house with a sloped roof and an entryway, an igloo in a classic dome shape with an entryway, a meandering tunnel, a tall rocket ship, and a castle with three turrets (if you didn't cover the whole thing in sheets, the castle could also be a fortified city gate, or some such). You could build even more but those are the ones that are listed in the directions. They are all completely different and so fun to play in. I am 5'6 and If I belly crawl through the entryways, I can fit in the house and igloo and sit comfortably, no problem, and my 1 and 3 year olds can fit in there with me - there is plenty of room! We even fit both kids, me, and my husband in the igloo once. I'm not sure why people are saying you need 4 boxes to make a structure - that has definitely not been our experience. That being said, I am eager to purchase another set, or maybe even two additional sets, so that we can make epic multi-room structures, because building with this kit is so much fun!
The plastic is heavy duty and has taken a lot of abuse. I have found that it's not necessary to attach the poles that lie directly on the floor - if you leave them out when building, the structure is still sturdy, but then you don't have to constantly crawl over little poles everywhere, which is nice especially in the tunnel. It also saves some wear and tear on your poles, though again, we haven't had any issues with wear. The poles are just flexible enough that they don't break. I'm not sure what the balls are made of, but they're virtually indestructible. We have not had any problems with poles coming loose from the balls while building, either - as long as you put them in the right holes and give them a good twist when inserting, they stay put, even when your sixteen month old is overcome by an overwhelming desire to grab her newly assembled house and ram it into the couch as hard as she can.
Overal: buy this. The negative reviews here must refer to an old version of this product and are no longer relevant. You can make an entire assortment of vastly different structures either from the directions or of your own creation, and you can make independent forts or incorporate them into a larger table- or couch-based fort, all with just one box. The assembly is not difficult at all once you understand the direction the balls are supposed to face. The quality of the materials is high. Five stars!
EDITED 12/10/14: 1 year later and we are still playing with this toy often and enjoying it so much. It still looks new (we finally ditched the box and started storing them in a rubbermaid container because the box was getting warped and didn't stay close, but we did use the original box for storage for almost a year.) I bought another box for Christmas - so I have yet to see what we will be able to build with 2 boxes, but I am VERY excited about it! I love building with this thing. My 2 and 4 year old are still not able to assemble complete structures themselves, but I don't mind helping them at all because I enjoy constructing things. Lately we have been elaborating on our single structures (such as the house or the igloo) by draping sheets over the main structure and then attaching sheets to various things in the room outward from the main structure so that the entire room becomes the fort and the main structure is one of the rooms within the fort. This has been fun and worked well for us, and if you only want to purchase 1 box, I assure you it is well worth the money and you will get lots of use out of it. That being said, I'm still really excited for Christmas to come so we can open our second box and start building even bigger structures . ;-)
EDITED 12/3/17: Ha!! I just came to this page to buy a 4th box of these for Christmas this year, and forgot I had once written a review of them - which I see is still being read! Well, FOUR years later, my rating for sure still stands. Interestingly, I will say our 3rd set was of the orange poles that are supposed to bend, and I didn't like those ones as much. They don't bend well - I always feel like I'm forcing it and they are going to break - and don't stay in the balls as well as the regular ones. (We still use them, and they're okay, but if you're trying to decide between these and the bendy ones, go with these ones for sure.) Three sets has been soooo much fun. But we have 3 kids now (age 7, 5, and 1.5) and, well, we are clearly Crazy Fort addicts. So here I am. Ridiculously excited to give this company my money for the fourth straight year in a row. ;-)
(They also have a facebook page for inspiration and reviews)
I'm not sure what's going on with the many negative reviews. Those reviews caused me some hesitation before placing my order but I'm glad that I pulled the trigger and bought two sets.
►In The Box:
» 44 bright green plastic sticks
» 25 purple balls
» Two page instruction manual for various fort designs
Each stick is 16-inches long and the balls are roughly the size of a baseball.
One of the complaints I saw repeatedly in the negative reviews is that the forts are hard to assemble. This is not true at all! Each purple ball has four arrows that point to the top hole. As long as you align the balls in the proper orientation (using the arrows as a guide) you'll be building intricate and neat looking forts in no time. The entire concept of the "geometrically precise" purple balls is to ensure that the entire fort aligns for quick and easy construction. So if you can align 90° and 45° angles you'll be fine.
The other trick to constructing a durable fort with this kit is to use a twisting motion when inserting the sticks into the ball-holes. This ensures the sticks are pushed all the way into the ball and a better overall construction. The various complaints that these forts fall apart is just not the case. I've got my son's fort draped with blankets and with a busy 2.5 year old constantly coming in an out of the fort along with two dogs. The forts we've build have not fallen apart.
If you're considering buying this kit I really do recommend buying at least two sets. One set is enough to build some of the plans including the pictured igloo design. But if your intending on playing in the fort with your child you'll likely want something a little more spacious. Two sets seems to have enough pieces to build a nice big fort that can comfortably fit two children, two adults and two dogs.
This has been by far my son's favorite Christmas gift this year and I'm sure we'll get plenty more use out of this set. Recommended!
Must consider these though:
1.it is not really a fort - not sturdy enough to withstand all activities of kids inside it.
2. Must follow instructions. 😄 And that's not the news.
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Negative #1 - The structure is not strong enough.
Response #1 - The structure if built correctly is plenty strong enough. It can easily support the recommended bed sheet and in fact can support heavier fleece blankets as I have done this. This is a toy fort building kit so being realistic will help it is meant for sitting in NOT sitting on.
Negative #2 - The sticks do not hold well.
Response #2 - My experience is that the sticks hold just fine. This is a kit that is akin to Lego blocks and what not. Meaning they are meant to be taken apart and rebuilt to form different structures. So there is a fine line between having the sticks hold so well that they won't come apart and having them so loose they won't stay together. I think they hit the fit pretty well.
Negative #3 - It takes to long to build the structures.
Response #3 - I can't believe this is a common complaint but I guess it depends on the user. It took me less than 20 mins to build the Igloo structure and that was with my 3 year old "helping". Also this is a toy that is meant to be taken apart and built into different structures so building time is also play time.
Negative #4 - There are not enough items to build the included instructional structures.
Response #4 - This is just wrong unless you received a box missing pieces. There are 4 included instructions for structures and all 4 can be made with the included set. There is a 5th instruction included that clearly states it requires 2 sets.
Negative # 5 - Hard for children to put together.
Response #5 - I fully agree with this one, especially for young children. However it does make for some good parent child play time. I found building these things to be a little more interesting than playing with dolls. Not that there's anything wrong with that. LOL. But my 3 year old also had lots of fun helping me build these structures so its a fun experience to do together. Win-Win.
Negative #6 - The sheet does not fit the structure.
Response # 6 - Of course it doesn't. I'm in my 30s and when I was young we used to build forts the old fashioned way. A few kitchen chairs, maybe near a dresser and then a couple bed sheets. The sheets didn't fit that either. LOL. This is just 21st century fort building for kids and with a big enough sheet, maybe king size or with 2 sheets you can effectively close in the structure.
I am not sure if I left anything out but feel free to ask questions and I will respond. I know reading this review it would be easy to think I am in some way affiliated with the maker of this product but I can assure you that I am 110% not in any way connected to this product other than buying it and playing with it with my little girl. I felt I should write this review as there maybe others on the fence based on the negative reviews. I don't want to belittle others experiences, I am sure their negative experience are rooted in fact but it was my experience if you take the time to clearly read the instructions and follow them to the letter then the finished product is a good solid structure that can make for hours of playtime for your kids especially if they like to hide under blankets as most kids do.
The forts are easy to construct, just remember to twist the poles or they don't stay in. It did not take long to construct any of the forts and my son is so happy with it. I would definitely recommend this product
Saves all of the sofa cushions being used :-)