I was given the privilege of getting the Eitech® Beginner 3-Model Crawler Vehicles Construction Set to review. Eitech building sets are designed, engineered and manufactured in Germany. Included in the building set are 250 construction pieces (made of plastic) and the tools to put it together. This kit will build 3 construction vehicles-but not all at the same time.
I have to admit, even though my son was totally excited to put this together, I was a little skeptical. There are a LOT of pieces in this box. I was concerned about whether he would be able to actually put it together or not. I guess I should have known better than to worry. He had everything out of the box and was checking out the instructions before I realized it. The instructions have photos to show you the steps to put it together-which is awesome because most kids his age cannot read yet. This particular set has 3 ways to put it together and we had a blast building the crane and the other 2 crawler vehicles.
The first one he wanted to build was the crane. Since this was our first one, it took us a few minutes to find all of the pieces we needed. Once we got the hang of it, the pieces fell into place. I love the idea that the kit comes with its own tools to put it together. Being able to build several items from the same pieces is pretty neat too. After we built the crane, he played with it for a while and then decided he wanted to build one of the other ones. He did the same with that vehicle and then made the other one. He finally decided that he lied the crane better and it is still all put together.
This toy is definitely an excellent one in my book. It helps build the skills needed for handling tools and the thought processes in planning what to do next. Unfortunately, I was unable to take any pictures of us putting it together because my camera broke on me. Believe me when I say that we had a great time together building the toys.
I received the product listed above for review. All opinions are 100% my own. No other compensation was received for this post.