I have yearned after a Brio train set since having my first son some seven years ago. When I was asked if I would like to review the classic train I jumped at the chance.
We live in a world of plastic toys and I really enjoy the nostalgia of a Brio Classic Train. Little L was two recently and we asked that he wasn’t given any toys as he has all Big L’s to play with so, when I review toys for his age group, I am a little bit picky. Basically I only review them if I want them myself!
Big L was bought a wooden figure of 8 train set for a present a few years ago
It was well-loved by him and is now equally as well-loved by Little L. I’ve found most wooden train sets are compatible with Brio and this one was no exception. When the Brio Classic Train arrived Little L and I were very excited. Having never had the real thing I wasn’t sure how different to the compatible set it would be.
On opening the pack the colours were really vibrant and glossy
Red and black with bright yellow wheels. The build was of a superior quality to that of the compatible set – the wheels don’t wobble for a start! As always the carriages attach to the engine by magnet. The slight difference with these carriages is that the wooden load they carry come off which gives little fingers the chance to practice their dexterity – better still they can be lifted off with the Brio cranes.
This is a great little starter set (as it is for us) retails at £17.99, it’s also a lovely addition to any Brio train set. A friend had a whole table top set with battery-powered trains and everything – a girl can dream! In fact I am due to review some more from Brio very shortly, watch this space!
- I was sent the Brio Classic Train free of charge but as always that has not affected my opinion