Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Some toys are timeless - it has been here probably since your grandparents’ childhood; and now, whilst watching your kids playing with it, you know the toy is here to stay for the next generation or so. Matador construction set is one of those classic, timeless, and never grows out-of-date toys that will continue to delight kids and adults for years to come.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Classic & Back to Basic- it’s all about “back to basic” - just some blocks with holes, wooden sticks, wheels, tiny discs, hammer, and a plier. The possibilities are limitless. It encourages application of simple engineering knowledge and skills in a great fun way. According to online resources, the toy was created over 100 years ago by an engineer father who wanted to see complex wooden structures being built. The result is these clever Matador blocks.
(2) Hammer & Pliers- the wooden sticks can connect the blocks tightly together with some simple pushing in or hammering. To disconnect the blocks, snap the pliers around the rod, do a little twist and turn, and simply yank it out. The kids are loving the mechanic and use of tools in getting the structures done and dismantled in style!
Enjoy the video, and watch how engaging and simple the building mechanism works!