So who remembers Stickle Bricks from back when you were in school some 30 years ago?
OK so it was a construction toy invented back in the 1960's from a guy called Deny's Fisher but I remember it being one of those toys that just never went out of fashion and I still find myself down memory lane when I spot a box of them in my local Primary school where our children attend.
I have to admit that construction toys are very sought after in our household. They come in all different shapes and sizes but all the children in our family who are capable of playing with them which ranges from ages 5 years to 13 years love them all and lego seems to be a huge hit constantly.
Last week we were sent a new construction toy that we have not yet heard of nor have we tried either and so when it came , we couldn't help but get straight into it and try it out.
Bizzy Bitz are plastic and come in lots of lovely bright colours , shapes and sizes .
They have a socket like join to fix them together and are easy to handle, put together and pull apart .
We were sent the Large box containing 350 pieces which as you can see was quite the mixture of all sorts needed to make many different creative ideas and I was pleased that they even included a couple of the Faces .
This large tub costs £37.99 and other options are available.
Inside the box we found lots of leaflets , some of which were instruction manuals , in fact 5 of them were ideas and instruction booklets and the boys got to making some of them instantly .
They seemed very easily handled.
I did not even need to show my youngest boy aged 5 years how to attach them to each other as he found them simple to do .
They fit together just like a jigsaw and soon enough we have a Helicopter with spinning antennas and a dumper truck which lifted its trailer from its back and back again .
The children spent hours playing with this and I am actually looking into getting more sets of it to put away for Christmas after finding out how much time was spent on playing with them .
The tub may seem a little pricey but I have to say that I would buy more as my children spent a full three days non stop playing and building anything they could imagine.
Children love creative play and we found that all of our children aged from 5 years to 13 years all enjoyed this one in particular especially the boys although the girls ages 8 and 9 joined in also .
Do you have a favourite construction like toy, let me know your thoughts on construction play in the comments below please.
Having endless shapes means the children had more opportunities to make more creative builds and pretty much anything you could think of was able to be built with some thought .
This is one of our new loves in our home and we have our box placed in our living room making it an easily accessible at hand play now and I am not sure if I dare say this but it seems to have taken over the love of Lego at the moment to which I thought I would never see .
3/11/2015 02:51:35 pm
Oooo! Our set arrived today. H will be getting his mitts on it shortly. I am impressed with what you got it to make. I'll be showing him this post by way of a challenge.
3/11/2015 02:54:00 pm
This reminds me something from my childhood too! Something like octons... it looks really fun though and I'm starting to add things like this to my kids amazon wishlist for when they're a little older! Good find!
3/11/2015 05:31:21 pm
I like toys that encourage child's creativity and stimulates brain cells.
4/11/2015 12:29:53 am
What a great looking set - so much you could build! x
4/11/2015 02:46:22 pm
We love construction toys too! These look absolutely fantastic and I love what you have created with them.
4/11/2015 05:59:56 pm
I love toys like this - anything that encourages imagination away from electronics is good in my book x x
5/11/2015 01:13:55 pm
What a brilliant set, endless play possibilities there! A bit on the dear side when it comes to the price, though.xx
5/11/2015 10:06:50 pm
This looks great - Pickle would love it when he is a little older. Great review. Kaz x
6/11/2015 10:14:02 am
I do remember stickle bricks, they're great. The favourite construction toy in our house is LEGO, but this product looks very good.
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