Sunday, 15 January 2012

Build it with Bob Review

This was the second toy we were sent from Maps Toys; Build it with Bob is just perfect for our two budding builders.  Shame I did not have any hard hats to accessorise them with for the pictures...

It was so easy to get started.  Hubbie was worried we would be making each brick from scratch haha.  Am not sure why he was under that impression but was funny to see his worried face. 

In actual fact preparation was quick, a dessert spoonful of water in the provided bowl and the cement was ready.

The set is fully tested for children 3+.  It is a great set for helping them take turns and share, as there is one trowel.  It worked well for mine as eldest kept saying well done and giving the youngest lots of praise.

The end result:

Bob seemed quite happy to live there; you can make lots more ambitious projects depending on the age of your children or how much you lend a helping hand.  I had to hold hubbie back as he would have hogged the whole activity given half a chance; it really is that fun.

The bricks can be washed in warm water and re-used again and again. This is one toy I think my boys will never tire of and one I plan to add to with more bricks and cement in the future.  Just you wait one day Bob will have a roof over his head, a conservatory and a garage (oh and a shed to escape from Wendy!).

The Build it with Bob section of the website is still under construction (not sure if they intended to be funny!) so keep checking back.  In the meantime you can still purchase it at the following stockists, but I really recommend getting an order in with  Firebox quick whilst its on offer at £8.79 (normally £10.99).

We score this toy 5/5


  1. did you use all the bricks? If so, that's not many for that price

  2. Yes there were 30 bricks, but they are washable and can be used again and again so I thought it was a good price.  You can make a house its just my boys stacked them around randomly.  Bob is hiding some bricks behind him too :)

  3. this looks brill! any budding builders would be thrilled with this! :)  Would have even more play value with more bricks too.