Product Type: Flair baby toys
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Member Name: mickr
Advantages: Hours of creative fun for children
Disadvantages: the occasional bit on the edging may break off
One of the many toys my youngster was given for Christmas was a large box of Flair Stickle Bricks. Stickle bricks have been going for many years and I even had some as a child so knew the amount of time a child would have fun playing with them (and the fun I could have alongside them!).
The Stickle Bricks come in a few different varieties. This particular one is 'Junior Super Builder' and contains 75 pieces of differently shaped pieces of stickle brick, each slotting together easily whether it be side to side, back to front or side to front. Each of the bricks are different colours with interlocking edges and sides. The edges can be a little sharp at times and have been known to break off so this needs keeping an eye on. As well as the smaller shapes (which vary from triangle shaped to window shapes) there is also a bigger rectangular shape (two included in this box) on which works as a base to build the different things upon.
The bricks are very simple though hold hours of fun and help with both imagination and creativity. So many things can be made with this set from cars (some little wheel bricks are included which actually go around!) to people to whatever else can come from the childs mind. It is amazing to watch my youngster building something that you never even thought could be made. The only disadvantage to having this set is that they go everywhere - literally! I have found bricks in my shoes, under the sofa and even somehow in the fridge! Of course, if you want even more pieces than you get in this set, any Stickle Brick set matches up to these to continue the fun of building.
These Stickle Brick boxes can be found in a few different sizes and seem to range from around £10.00 to about £20.00 depending on size and variety. £10.00 may seem a lot for a box of bricks though these really do entertain children for hours and they learn whilst building which is great.
Fully recommended for both boys and girls probably from the age of 18 months plus.
Summary: Another great buy