Sunday, November 7, 2021

Basic 511, By LaQ

Nature/ Type:          Really clever, made-in-Japan construction kits

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  5 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Models building/ construction lovers (If you love Lego, you probably would  love this too!)

The universe of toys is full of wonderful surprises and incredible ingenuity! It’s these clever and creative toys that keep me passionately testing, playing, writing, reviewing and rating! LaQ (Australia) sent me this made-in-Japan Basic 511 recently in exchange for an honest review, and oh that joy that this inspiring toy imparts! My five-year-old sat still for HOURS during the weekend building one model after another, we had to “forcefully” drag him out for a playground break! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) 7 LaQ Pieces- Whilst Lego requires advanced techniques and sometimes specialised elements to achieve building outcome with cursive surface or rotational / different degrees turn, LaQ makes them possible like a “piece of cake” by just repeatedly using 7 different parts: Square and triangle pieces, five types of “connectors” (three-sided clips, 90 degree turn, cursive, and “ordinary” joints of two different widths). The set has a massive 650 pieces in 6 primary colours (Including 30 unique parts consisting of mini and large wheels / shafts). The instruction booklet has 12 intriguing models. Once we became familiarised with the parts (which didn’t take long since there are just 7 types), we get the Dinosaur, Dump Truck, robots and other self-created models completed breezily and almost stress-free (even my five-year-old thinks some of the structures were surprisingly “too easy”). We are impressed and loving the super cool models that can be done by this product of true genius! 

(2) Storage Case- The set includes a blue plastic storage case divided into three compartment for the major shapes, connectors, and special elements. I find it handy and organised. 

(3) Great Instructions - the instructions are thorough, well-illustrated, and labelled-accurately with number references for each part. The pieces can be easily snapped (with sound!), clicked, and pulled apart. Even the boy can independently build substantial parts of the models just by following the pictorial instructions. 

Thank you LaQ Australia for introducing us such a game-changer toy! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: 


(Singapore) Amazon Singapore 

Enjoy the video! 

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