One of my favourite toys when I was a child, fifty years ago now, was a Lego house construction set featuring white bricks for the house, red for the roof and red for the windows and door. I spent many contented hours creating my dream home over and over again. There were even little green trees for the garden. Now it seems that the construction sets are so complicated that you only ever build them once and never want to break them up again. It has even been known for them to be glued together. To me this seemed to take away the enjoyment of creating different variations of the toys.
Since becoming a granny, however, and being faced with consoling a distressed child who's caravan and trailer has come apart I now understand the advantage of gluing these together! Lynne attended the recent Spring Trade Fair in Birmingham and one of her projects was to source an alternative to the major market leader. We have tested other building bricks in the past but these always had flaws, either being difficult to push together, pieces missing or inadequate instructions, but she has found a new range which passed the really hard to please 7 year old Annabel test. They are called Sluban and are a mix of building block pieces and other characters, animals, wheels and accessories like flags, banners and also little items for the people to hold and interact with. They have sets suitable for both boys and girls over 3 years old.