August 3, 2018

Hape Fantasia Blocks Train – Review

In our house we love wooden toys, I think they look pretty when they are tidied away neatly where they belong and of course the one blessing of wooden toys is the fact they are good for the environment so when I was asked if we would be interested in reviewing the Hape Fantasia blocks train I didn’t say no.

The train itself is three parts that connect together so its easy to pull along with beautiful and bright blocks sitting on top held together with wooden pins, each train has different colored wheels which then match up with the blocks that sit on top, the quality of the wood is wonderful, it isn’t like Grimms wooden toys which are just painted wood without any protection as the painted bricks and wheels are glossy while the train body is more a smooth bare wood which I think prefer as they are a lot easier to clean and we all know how sticky fingers can get.

Robins first call of action was of course to remove all the bricks off their pegs and run off with them, which she found easy to do as they aren’t clicked into place. the bricks themselves are beautiful and covered with many different patterns and shapes and are overall really attractive to little hands.

They are pretty easy to fix together, the front and middle train has wooden pegs similar to where the bricks fit onto so you can join up each train but the one thing that bothered me was just the fact that you need to look before picking them up as I had a habit of picking up the wrong one and dropping them, but that’s my fault and not of the design of the toy.

The toy itself is amazingly sturdy, I am forever paranoid with toys that they break off or fall apart but as I said it has been dropped many times and not a scratch has appeared onto the paint work or even the wood itself, which is a sign of a good quality toy, the pegs that hold the bricks are stuck into place and I have given them a good tug to make sure they wont come out and so far so good, I always find wooden toys to last a lot longer than plastic ones and I feel like this toy will be a forever part of the toy box.

The Hape Fantasia Blocks Train is a stunning toy that looks amazing on show and is getting lots of love from all my children who enjoy anything with wheels and I can see it being used for many years to come and at the price of £19.99 is fantastic price for such a wonderful toy.

17 comments so far.

17 responses to “Hape Fantasia Blocks Train – Review”

  1. This looks amazing. We love wooden toys at my house too! I would love to get these for Miyah.

  2. I don’t have any kiddies yet but have decided we’d love to get wooden toys over plastic ones because as you say, they’re much better for the environment & they seem to look nicer too! Win win 🙂 x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

  3. Jenny says:

    Awh cute photos! I think wooden toys look really old fashioned but in a really good way, I love the bright colours and when I have a kid I’d rather spend money on these sort of toys than a lot of plastic stuff! xxx

  4. Rosie says:

    These blocks sound great for motor skill forming!
    Rosie

  5. This is such an amazing idea! I know a lot of children that would love this!

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6049481

  6. We have this too and my son loves it!

  7. I love blocks as toys for kids!

  8. ALICE says:

    Sounds great for the little ones! x

  9. Sarah says:

    I might get one for my nephew 🙂

  10. kris says:

    These trains look so absolutely adorable.

  11. Faye Jessica says:

    Looks like a great children’s toy.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

  12. Boxnip says:

    I love wooden toys for kids too. Mine are grown up now but when they were little I bought a lot of fab wooden toys. My grandson would love this wooden train though, it’s so colourful too! x

  13. Gemma says:

    My Ru would absolutely love this – how cute!

  14. Ash says:

    These are so lovely!

  15. Kelly-Anne says:

    Wooden toys stand the test of time that’s for sure. These look so good.

  16. Maisie says:

    I love wooden toys too they are always so much more durable aren’t they! This looks like something Tyler would adore so I think I’m going to get it for him! Love all the bright colours too! x

  17. Mel says:

    This is such a great toy for children, so much fun.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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