Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 6 year-old
This Roominate Building Set makes me smile. The online reviews are kind of mixed ranging from downright disappointment to absolutely loving it. Personally, I find this construction toy really awesome and I’m a new fan!
Why I love this toy:
(1) Colourful and Bright: Roominate is created by two female engineers who aim to inspire next generation of women engineers. But the toy is really gender-neutral, and I don’t see why it should be targeting just the girls market. My four-year-old boy loves creating tall structures out of the pieces. They are colourful, vibrant, bright, and not too hard to be put together.
(2) Mini Motor & Circuit Devices: I love the mini motor and circuit devices included. It gave us a chance to explain to the kid how a circuit facilitates electricity to travel from the battery source in a full loop. The boy is very fascinated with the fast moving whirring device, which can be used to build a fan or a windmill.
(3) Wide Possibilities: I love the wide creative possibilities that can be inspired by the modular pieces. This is a good toy that can keep the kids entertained for hours.
However, if there were a few things I can change, I wish that the circuit devices can be improved. The motor does not seem to work well sometimes. Also, I wish there were switches to adjust the speed of the spinning motor to suit different uses. But overall, we are happy with the toy and I think the set has great re-play value.
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