Plus Plus Mini 220 Neon 3-in-1 – Review

We were recently sent a new eco toy to explore, from The Toadstool, in our role as #ToadTesters.

I’d not seen Plus Plus before, the award-winning toys from Denmark. The Toadstool stocks lots of different types, from small packets to bigger packs and in a variety of colours, too. We received the Plus Plus Mini 220 Neon 3-in-1 set…

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The Toadstool website tells us that:

Plus-Plus® is a new and award winning eco toy from Denmark which is hugely popular with schools and other institutions. The brightly coloured ‘plus’ shaped building elements can be made into 2D images or brought to life with 3D designs.
These are great for developing fine motor skills or for children who want something a little different to Lego.
This pack contains instructions for building 3 different models and is a fantastic introduction to the world of Plus Plus

220 x 20mm pieces
Non toxic plastic
Made in Denmark

Boo was eager to get playing with this set as soon as she saw it. On opening it, there’s a big pack of the Plus Plus pieces and a sheet with suggested creations that you can make..

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The age guidelines are 3+, which I’d agree with, though I’d say that the instructions are too difficult for young children, and they aren’t that clear for adults either. Not that this really detracts from the toy, but perhaps a suggestion for improvement. Boo was interested in making her own patterns and models anyway, and the possibilities are endless.

It’s travelled round with her as she’s visited family, and we were playing with it in my mum’s garden over the weekend.

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Whilst the adults were working on other projects…

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And the Husband loved making the car!

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They are very tactile little things, sturdily made and they do slot together and stay together really well. I do also love the pack that we have as the neon colours are bright and funky. This is the type of toy that can be popped in your bag and taken anywhere, and will then happily occupy children and adults alike! It has hours worth of play time and is great quality, so no wear and tear issues either. I have to say the thing that surprised me most about this toy is the price, at less than £10, I think that it represents great value.

I’ve been really impressed with this one, and am pleased to have been introduced to the Plus Plus world!

Disclosure: We were sent this FOC for the purposes of this review. All words and opinions remain my own.

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