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I feel bad having to rate this 3 stars so will start ...
on 27 January 2016
I feel bad having to rate this 3 stars so will start with the positives:
Comes in a lovely wooden box, always nice to have wooden toys in the house.
Seems fairly well made.
Unfortunately the reason I've marked this down is that I believed it would come with pattern cards to work from. It does say that there are 12 suggestions, and my son has played with similar items that have a full size pattern that you can put the blocks on top of. This is not the case with this item, it has all 12 suggestions on one piece of card (so not very detailed at all) and obviously not suitable for trying to get a small child to copy.
The paperwork I got with the item did ask to get directly in contact with ToWO if at all dissatisfied, which I did, but was basically told 'go tell Amazon' because I no longer had the original packaging (the item had been unpacked and wrapped as a birthday present before realising it wasn't what we had expected).
If you don't mind that it's lacking pattern cards, this item is fine. If you want pattern cards, there's a Melissa & Doug version which is more expensive but is all singing, all dancing.