Having fun with Real Construction #realconstruction

Having fun with Real Construction

Monkey loves building things and recently we’ve been having fun with Real Construction and two of their building sets.  The Real Construction Starter Set and Deluxe Workshop Set are aimed at children aged 6 years and over.  They offer a real taste of woodworking crafts without the mess. Monkey’s recently discovered… Continue reading »

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Being a family of motorsport enthusiasts I’m always looking for ideas that combine this love with Monkey’s keenness for construction.  I recently found the perfect match with the Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car.  It’s even in red! As a child I was used to watching my Dad spending hours making up his… Continue reading »

K’Nex 3 in 1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set 17035

K'Nex 3 in 1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set 17035

Last week I shared the great Electric Inferno Roller Coaster set from K’Nex with you. Today I’ve got a real beauty for you.  In fact, Monkey nearly cried when we opened this particular delivery.  For the longest time he’s looked longingly at the display in our local toy shop.  It’s… Continue reading »

K’Nex Electric Inferno Roller Coaster 17040

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Monkey first discovered K’Nex a few years ago when we were visiting family friends for the weekend. They’d got their kids old set out, and Monkey was in heaven.  Even though, at that time he was too young for a lot of the construction, he loved the idea of the… Continue reading »

Meccano 4X4 Off-Road Truck

Meccano 4X4 Off-Road Truck

We have a child who’s loved construction from an early age.  As he’s grown, we’ve seen the builds getting more complex and the items he’s building with getting smaller.  I’ve loved watching him develop and see his journey through different products.  One brand that’s been in the back of my… Continue reading »

Magformers Space WOW Set

Magformers Space WOW Set

Monkey is in his element when he’s building things.  He doesn’t mind following instructions, but he really comes into his element when he can let his imagination go wild. I caught up with Magformers on their stand at Toy Fair at the beginning of the year.  You may recall that… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 15

Project 366 2016 Week 15

Project 366 2016 Week 15 Day 101-107 with The Boy and Me. Sunday 10th April – Day 101 My brother organises our Grand Prix tickets every year and this year Silverstone had offered ticket holders the chance of free tickets to see the British Superbikes and Touring Car races being held at the… Continue reading »

Bizzy Bitz 350 pieces starter set

Bizzy Bitz 350 pieces starter set

I first came across Bizzy Bitz at The Toy Fair last year and was instantly intrigued.  With a construction mad son, they sets looked right up our street.  I’d already got these on Monkey’s birthday list for next month, when we were asked if we’d like to review the Bizzy Bitz… Continue reading »

Lego Dream Home #OceanDreamHome

Lego Dream Home

This is Monkey’s entry in the Ocean Dream Home competition.  The competition runs from today until midnight on 24th August, what would your child’s dream home look like if it was made from Lego? I have a construction mad son on my hands, and we’re at that transition stage –… Continue reading »

Getting creative with Magformers

Getting creative with Magformers

As you know I’m always on the look out for new ideas for Monkey, and to share with you all.  Last month I was flicking through the pages of Toy News when something caught my eye.  Something I knew would be an instant hit here.  We’ve been getting creative with… Continue reading »