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Creative Thistle Blocks 108 Pieces

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      19.01.2013 17:54
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      A great set of bricks

      I bought these blocks from Amazon and didn't actually look at the name of them until they arrived, I had actually thought I was buying the old style sticklebricks which I remember from when I was a child but this actually wasn't the case.

      A set of the blocks currently costs £17.99 with free delivery which I don't think is wonderfully cheap but as I thought it was Sticklebricks I was buying I just thought it was like Lego and would be a decent and sturdy toy but with a price tag to match the quality.

      The set comes in a plastic see through bag which has a zip around the top of it and a piece of red thick rope style material which is a carry handle which Emily loves as for some reason she loves carrying things around with her. Inside the bag there ia a cardboard inner with a little bit of information on it but also to take some space up in the bag in my opinion to make the bag look fuller.

      The cardboard inner tells you that you are getting 108 pieces and that they are meant for ages 3 and up but my 2 year old plays with them and there are no issues with her playing with them but you may need to remove some of the smaller pieces from the bag if you were not watching a younger child playing with them.

      The blocks are all different sizes and come in red, blue, yellow and green so just the basic colours meaning they are ideal for either sex. Each block has a plastic base with lots of small plastic prongs coming off it on the front and the back and then you have 1 row of prongs at one end of the block and 2 rows of prongs on the other end of the block and the same on the other 2 outer edges so that the blocks can sit inside each other. You get blocks which are short and thin, long and thin, short and wide, long and wide, small triangle shapes, wheels and even little squares with the middles missing so they can be used as windows.

      The blocks are really easy to play with as they grip onto each other with minimal amount of pressure from your child. The blocks can be piled on top of each other to make towers which my daughter loves doing although she likes to try and knock the tower down but because the blocks hold onto each other the tower doesn't collapse. Your child can also make models with them such as cars and houses and the blocks are best pushed together end to end when making models from them.

      My youngest at 2 years old isn't coordinated enough to manage to put the blocks together end to end however my 5 year old is able to so I presume this is something that will develop with age. The bricks are durable and the prongs don't bend even if they are getting pushed together wrongly which is good, the colours are bright and both my girls have loads of fun with the blocks. I would say these bricks are just as good as the old sticklebricks and the amount of fun and durability of the blocks means that they are worth the money I paid.

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      Fun building blocks that help your child's development Fun and safe with no small parts 108 Assorted blocks, Manufacturer: Creative