Young children will love all of the different pieces and colors in this set, which includes flags, rods, end caps, and spools. Instructional ideas for 30 models, but children also can use their own creativity. Excellent set for experienced builders who want more pieces.
Higher price than some other TINKERTOY sets, although it has lots of pieces.
Made for ages 3 and up, meaning even young children can have success with this toy. With 100 pieces, it's just the right size as a starter set because of the variety of pieces in the box, including spools, rods, and flags. Offers simple instructions to help you create 13 models.
May not offer enough pieces for those who are experienced with the toy.
Stands out from other TINKERTOY products because the pieces are made of real wood. Includes 65 basics such as end caps, spools, and rods. Includes an instructional booklet with 9 building suggestions. Comes in the classic cylindrical container.
An expensive kit despite the fact it has only 65 pieces. Some parents who remember the toy from their youth say the components aren't as sturdy as they once were.
Offers 150 different pieces, including rods, flags, and spools - a great set for building a variety of models or for creative free play. Ships with instructions to build 15 different models, such as a castle or a few animals. Includes some figurine characters.
Pastel-colored pieces will disappoint some vintage TINKERTOY fans.
Provides just the basic pieces - spools, rods, and flags. Includes instructions for some simple building ideas for 7 models. Good starter set or add-on to an existing set. Many different colors included in the set, which young children will love to play with and sort.
Only 65 pieces in the set, limiting the options for building models.
Lots of childhood toys from days of yore are making a comeback, and perhaps the most old-school one is Tinkertoys. These simple building blocks have been around since 1914, and are now part of the popular STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) toy craze. So, not only are they fun, they help with important learning and development that will help prepare your child for school and real-life skills that can put them ahead of their peers. Tinkertoys used to be made of natural polished wood, but now are also available in more durable, colorful plastic. You can buy sets of all the basic building pieces, or sets tailored to specific building projects, like aircraft or animals. Small sets cost about $25, while deluxe sets with more pieces cost up to $100.
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