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I want a set too!
on 13 January 2014
Bought these for our 18-month old for Christmas, and he loves them. He likes anything that rotates, and these were an instant hit. He plays with them every day, and it didn't take him long to work out how to slide them together so the cogs mesh and start turning. The forward-off-reverse switch is a little fiddly for small fingers but after a couple of weeks he has managed to master it.
These are the first stop when he goes in the kitchen (rather than the dogs water bowl which was the favourite before!) and he now likes to pull them all off and throw them on the floor, then pick them up and stick them back on.
They are very well made and stand up to the punishment well. The motorised cog, also has some sort of clutch, so that the slightest touch will stop it from turning so there won't be any mangled little fingers!
There are some minor points which while they do not detract from the toy (especially for the little ones) it would be improved if they were addressed:
- As mentiond already, the switch is fiddly, and doesn't move very far. It's no problem for adults and older children, but the young ones can find it frustrating.
- There are only the 6 pieces shown. Another couple would be a huge improvement and allow many more combinations, or an add-on pack(s) so they could be expanded.
- They scratch! I'm sure something could be done with them to prevent them from scratching - the corners of the magnets could be rounded off, or perhaps covered altogether.