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The Tinkertoy Transit Building Set is designed to encourage young builders to play and learn. Builders ages 3+ can create a train, garage, bridge and more or accelerate their imagination with other ideas. The colorful guide provides a variety of ideas for all building skill levels. The newly redesigned Tinkertoy pieces snap together and stay together for long-lasting play. Youll find the nostalgic Tinkertoy pieces you remember, plus unique parts such as bendable rods, wheels, and eyes, so your child can add personality to their creations along with an adorable buildable figure to encourage imaginative role play. The Tinkertoy Transit set includes 150 durable, plastic pieces including spools, straight rods, bendable rods, wheels, eyes, two buildable figures and more. Comes in a durable box with lid for easy storage and portability. A classic since 1913, TINKERTOY is a name that stands for wholesome, enduring fun. Created after children were seen playing with pencils and empty spools of thread, it developed into a national phenomenon that inspired children to use their imaginations.

 

This toy is cute, but I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone near the age of 3-5. It’s way too hard to put together and take apart. My husband and I have to do all the building. My kids love to play with the things we build but they aren’t strong enough to snap things together or pull them apart. I would say this is more for a 6-10 year old. The good news is that once built, the toys don’t fall apart easily. My other complaint is that there are pictures of things you can build, but only instructions for the train. I tried to build one of the things on the box and there weren’t enoug pieces in the box to build it, which I thought was weird.

 

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Builders ages 3 and up can create a train, garage, bridge, and more or accelerate their imagination with other ideas. The TINKERTOY Transit set includes 150 durable, plastic pieces including spools, straight rods, bendable rods, wheels, eyes, two buildable figures, and more. The colorful guide provides a variety of ideas for all building skill levels.

 

Tinkertoy Transit Building Set Price: $44.00 (You Save $0.99 from List Price: $44.99)

 

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Over the past 20 years, K’NEX has become America’s Building Toy Company with all of our bricks, rods and connectors manufactured in Pennsylvania at The Rodon Group’s facility. K’NEX and Rodon remain proudly family owned and operated. At a time when most toys are made overseas we are committed to manufacturing as many parts in the United States as possible. You’ll be happy to know that every rod, spool and flag included in the TINKERTOY building sets is made in the USA.

 

The redesigned TINKERTOY pieces snap together and stay together for long-lasting play. You’ll find the nostalgic TINKERTOY pieces you remember, plus unique parts such as bendable rods, wheels, and eyes, so your child can add personality to their creations along with an adorable buildable figure to encourage imaginative role play.

 

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Pros:
– Set includes wheels
– Set has flexible pieces
– Set includes eyes and characters

 

Cons:
– Hard to put some of the pieces together, they don’t snap in easily (a little tough for my 3 year old to use)
– Limited number of pieces, you can only construct one of the pictured vehicles at a time
– Box is cheap cardboard, not a great place to permanently store the toy – and is mostly empty

 

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I think this is a good starter set, but you need to purchase additional sets to supplement it because there are not a lot of pieces. Sort of like Legos, in that to have fun creative play you need a lot of loose pieces. This is why I gave it three stars, I really thought for the price it would include a lot more.