You may remember that a few months ago we reviewed a two different Chuggington StackTrack sets. They’ve been a big hit with Monkey and we were thrilled when TOMY asked us to review the latest addition to the range – Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set.
I knew Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set was going to be a big hit before we’d even opened the box. Mummy!!! There’s a crane!
The set comprises 20 components including track, a crane, elevator, bridge and tunnel and comes with 2 engines – Cormac Conrad and Chuggineer Brewster. The instruction leaflet shows you how to put the Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set together, and there are 4 different suggested track layout.
Monkey couldn’t wait to get started.
One thing to note with the crane – once it’s put together I’ve not found a way to take it apart. Monkey is quite happy for it to be a permanent play feature, but if space is an issue, it’s worth considering.
The crane pieces click together easily and then it was on to making our first track layout. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, the Chuggington StackTrack is made of really robust, chunky plastic and is easy for a 4 year Monkey to assemble.
Monkey loved the raised elements of Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set and was eager to see how the elevator worked. At this point I will admit that we did start with the trains going down the elevator – wondering why it didn’t work that well. Mummy error – the trains go up the elevator and then it works brilliantly. You can have more than one train being pulled up the elevator at one time – another element Monkey loved.
There is a handle to crank the elevator and the engines clip into place using their couplers.
The risers that the Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set uses click into each other and are easy for children to put together themselves. They are sturdy too, no risk of the train set collapsing and causing frustrations.
The crane has a ‘magnet’ that is raised and lowered with a lever which also raises or lowers a section of track. The ‘magnet’ connects to the track or bridge and the crane arm swivels 360 degrees.
Use the Magnet to fix the bridge and save the day!
Monkey has had so much fun with this set. There are lots of elements to keep him amused and he loves the fact that he can change the track to form different layouts. The Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set has been in constant use for the last month – it really is well-loved here.
Aimed at children aged 3 years and over, this set sells for £39.99 and I think it represents great value for money. The Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set is a stand alone set but you can also link it up to other Chuggington StackTrack sets for more fun.
We also received Chuggineer Tyne – a great little Chugger who specialises in demolition – a big hit with Monkey.
There are a range of Trains for the Chugginton StackTrack, they can be linked together and retail from £4.99.
We have been so impressed with the Chuggington StackTrack range and the Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Set is a great addition to our collection.
disclaimer: we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review.