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Very disappointing for a John Adams toy
on 29 December 2013
Usually John Adams toys are well constructed educational toys, but not this one! The instructions are poor and unclear and it's impossible to build if you follow them. For example for one of the tubes you are told to cut into two 280mm lengths, which is tricky when the length of the biggest tube is slightly less than 560mm. If I hadn't checked beforehand I would have had two unevenly cut pieces.
My 8 yr old son quickly got bored with the construction and would not have managed it at all without my help, and I'm not sure I will manage it either!. After two 1+ hour sessions we've not even managed to complete it, and my son isn't that interested in finishing it off. I am considering packing it back into the box and seeing if I can returned it as it's certainly not fit for purpose.