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Not quite such high quality as expected,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Melissa & Doug 11280 Discovery Magic Set (Toy)
A little disappointed with this set although luckily my six year old boy magician is happy with it.
It is suitable for a six year old but not for children much older as the challenges are limited.
1. The sword in the stone trick is super - simple and effective - only problem here is that the paint comes off the magic button so that even after the first day the button is no longer so well disguised.
2. The cube in a box trick looks great with all the pretty pictures on the outside of the box but the fact that these are all different immediately exposes the trick. My small boys have not yet noticed but any reasonably observant child will quickly catch on. This trick requires that the sides of the box are symetrically similar so that the audience will not notice the manoeuvering of the lid.
3. The magic chamber is a good trick, but I noticed on opening that the paper is already a bit torn and the wood has slightly rough edges. Poorer quality than hoped.
4. The changing colour string box is fine but I would have liked to see slightly thicker & better quality string.
Overall a bit disappointed but the price was reasonable. I would recommend for anyone with young children as a first magic trick set but bear in mind the above limitation.