Building and constructing are one of my son’s favourite pastimes. If he is not virtually building in Minecraft, then he is building houses out of his other construction toys. I believe by giving him the right toys will help to nurture him his imaginationand creativity.
Recently, I got in touch with the Anker group who are the designers and suppliers of kids activity brand – Kids Create. Their products are relatively new but they can be found in national retailers, independents and web-based companies.
We have received a range of their Kids Create – Create and Build: Police Helicopter, Police SUV, Girls Bedroom and Girls Dress up. The bricks are compatible with other leading brick brands which we have tested out and indeed it does work. The Kids Create is suitable for ages 5 and above. Each box comes with an instruction sheet and a pack of bricks.
Mr K is capable of understanding the instructions and building this Police Helicopter all by himself within half an hour. The instructions is very clear and easy to follow. The only time that he needed my help was to piece the character’s limbs and body together. To be fair, I also found this bit quite hard, let alone for a seven year old. It took me a number of tries to push the hands into the limbs and onto the body. The quality of the bricks is good and should endure for a long time.
The helicopter looks great with a lot of detail like the rotating rotor blades, and the hinged windscreen. You can create a multitude of scenario s with it. Along with the Police SUV, these will play beautifully together. For the amount of playability I think this is great value for money (RRP £3.99). This range is great for playing/building during raining days, school holidays and are great stocking fillers, etc.
We also managed to build the SUV and Girls Bedroom to play too!
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.