Wednesday 12 February 2014

"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its theconstruction of the foundation that will stand the test of time."

What I love about the boys is how appreciative they are of everything they get. As a blogging family we all get to review some really great products for some fantastic companies, although all toys sent are played with lovingly by the boys, some get delivered and I tend to initially make a decision whether I think the boys will find them interesting. Most of the time I'm right but sometimes I am really far from the mark and that is what happened last week.

We received our recent play patrol missions last week from Bigjigs toys and I was unsure about one of the products. Not because there's anything wrong with it, it's a great product, the quality (as always with Bigjigs toys) is amazing and it's versatile. The issue was it's a building material and they can be a little hit and miss with the boys. One building material dominates our play and although the Wooden Construction Set Is nothing like it I still thought it wouldn't get the attention it deserved. I couldn't have been further from the truth.

I like to think of myself as one of the boys, I'm a big kid and get stuck in when playing. I sometimes forget though that they are children. I often underestimate their innocence and the creative way they look at things, so I am pleasantly surprised when a product is sent to us that I don't think they'll be that into and their reaction to it couldn't be further from that. It's been a while since I have seen Seth get this excited about a product and it's now got him making up odd jobs around the house for pocket money so that he can buy other products from the range.

The 51 piece Wooden Construction Set Is a great product for any construction specialist in the making. As Seth put it "it's like grown up tools for children". Seth has played with this so much since receiving it and is now desperate for a work bench and matching tool belt. Last weekend we took the kit to our friend Chris' house so that he could create with the boys. The nuts and bolts are great for Opeie too because they are not to small and the chunky screwdriver included is perfect for his little hands and also Seth's limited grip.

Seth being Seth inevitably created a batman piece as one of his first builds, here's his batman tumbler. I think with enough pieces we could build quite a large detailed piece. The colours are great and as with all of Bigjigs toys wooden items the quality and finish to each piece is superb.

One of the things that always stick out for me with Bigjigs toys is the attention to detail or the finishing touches to their products. For this one it's the packaging, I love how the container for the pieces looks like a tin of paint. I think it's a great touch but these details are the things I've come to love about Bigjigs and their desirable classic toys. Yet again a massive thumbs up from me and our team of independent contractors.

1 comment:

Rebecca Beesley said...

it is great when a toy surprises you like that (or rather the kids sometimes surprise us don't they). We went up to london last week for a Postman Pat event and I thought the boys would say it was babyish and that they were too old and not want to go when the invite came through - but they enthusiastically said 'yes!' and they really enjoyed it.