My two boys love trying their hand at everything, but the thing they both love is anything that involves construction activity work and imaginary play. Even as a young child my eldest would take charge of our screw drivers and ‘help’ to undo screws when I was taking apart furniture to resuse them. They were both delighted to receive a huge bundle of Bob the Builder toys to review and my littlest especially loves to pretend to be a builder!
We were sent a variety of Bob the Builder toys:
Bob the Builder Tool Bag
We started with the Bob the Builder Dress Up Set, which contains a yellow hard hat, dress up checked shirt, spanner and a plastic telephone. This is perfect for imaginary play and enjoying getting into the builder scenario. My littlest loves his hard hat and the shirt has a pocket just the right size for the phone and an elastic to carry the spanner around. This is the perfect set for any aspiring builders!
Both my boys love noisy toys, so the chainsaw and jigsaw were definitely high up there in toys they love to play with. The chainsaw has a realistic sounding start button and then a trigger to pull to keep the noise going whilst your child cuts down trees, logs or even their parents legs… They particularly like the fact that the beads on the saw go round the blade to make it look like it has cutting teeth. The jigsaw lights up and also makes realistic sounds, allowing the children to pretend to cut wood on a flat surface.
The Bob the Builder Tool Bag includes a mechanical drill, spanner, saw and hammer. The drill spins around when you pull the trigger and can be used on the bolts within the workbench set. The hammer, saw and spanner are great for role play, allowing the boys to act out more builder related fun and for ‘fixing’ a myriad of items around the house. The bag is a little back pack which is perfect for carrying the tools around or taking all the essentials out with you on trips out the house.
The workbench was our final box to open and the pieces were all loose inside the box. However, 20 minutes later I had the workbench together and the boys were enjoying playing with it. There is a pin board at the back where you can hang the tools and a vice to hold the different items. There is an area of bolts where you can hammer them into the workbench and then hammer one in for it to pop another bolt out. A whole pile of construction pieces can be stored away underneath the workbench and screwed together to make ‘things’. There are also several tools including a hammer, saw, spanner and screwdriver to extend the builder play.
We videoed the unboxing and you can watch now on my YouTube channel:
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* We received these items for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are my own.