What makes a hero? You do.
The boys were really excited when I opened the big parcel that has just arrived and saw it was packed full of toys. We had received four free Sprükits from Bandai for them to construct.
There were two level 1 toys, one level 2 and one level 3 toy. They are all targetted at age 8+ but son2 didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so they each started with a level 1 toy. Son1 got The Joker and son2 got Batman.
They both love building lego but neither of them had come across this type of toy before. We opened the boxes and put everything on a tray each. I showed them how they would identify each piece by its number and letter and left them to follow the instructions themselves, reminding them to leave the pieces on the Sprü until they were ready to use them. No cutting, painting or glue is required.
Son1 immediately got the hang of it and needed no help at all. Son2 was initially a little unsure of how to twist the pieces off the Sprü, but was fine by about piece 3. He also demanded help when some of his pieces didn’t stay together too well. I felt it just needed a little more force to snap them together, but remember he is under the target age for this toy. He also has the same issue with Lego.
I was amazed how quickly son1 finished making The Joker and son2 wasn’t that far behind with Batman. They then had great fun role playing with their models.
These construction toys are recommended for age 8+ and they retail at amazon, argos, the entertainer, smyths, tesco and toymaster. Level 1 kits have over 30 pieces with an RRP of £8.99. Whilst the larger level 2 kits with 20+ moveable joints have an RRP of £15.99. And finally the most challenging level 3 kits have over 150 pieces with an RRP of £49.99. So something to suit all budgets. The full list of Sprükits is displayed in their catalogue.
You can see the TV commercial here.
The next project is to move on to building the level 2 and level 3 Sprükits. I’ll do a separate blog post to tell you how the boys get on with those. But I certainly was very impressed with both the level 1 kits, plenty of fun and good value for money in my opinion.
In the meantime, I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a Batman Dark Knight Rises Sprükit (level 2 kit) to one lucky winner.
a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.
And you may see my other giveaways here.
I’d love to hear who is your favourite super hero.
Disclosure. This post is a review of products I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
LBX Achilles http://sprukits.bandai.com/char-detail-lbx-achilles-level-2.html
My son would love this http://sprukits.bandai.com/char-detail-man-of-steel-superman-level-2.html
My favorite is Superman – http://sprukits.bandai.com/char-detail-new-52-superman-level-1.html