Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 8 year-old ++
Who would love this: Anyone (kids and adults) who loves DIY / 3D puzzle /craft/ building kits
We LOVE wooden building kits! We enjoy fitting individual pieces together, and watching solid timber models come into life. It gives us a sense of achievement, and I love that mindful moments spent with the kids. Today, I would love to share about this “HMS Endeavour Ship Building Kit”, kindly gifted by Heebie Jeebies.
Why I love ❤️ this set:
(1) Beautifully-Designed Ship Building Kit
We have tested out quite a few timber building kits before, but this Heebie Jeebies version is the largest wooden model we have ever built. The set comes with a small sandpaper, and a few plywood sheets with removable laser-cut pieces. First, label the individual pieces with pencil in accordance with the instruction sheet. Next, scan the QR code (which would lead you to the Heebie Jeebies YouTube video with step-by-step building instructions). Now, push the wooden pieces out, and connect them as it goes! I love it whenever a building kit works well, with all separate pieces click and fit perfectly without too much extra effort. I’m super impressed with the easy-to-follow video, the precision of the pieces, and the meticulous design. There are a total of 89 pieces. Glue is needed only for a few minor parts (eg the additional decorative details on the bowsprit); The rest of the pieces connect beautifully without need of any adhesive material or tools.
(2) Gorgeous Ship Model With Realistic Sails
I LOVE the strings, thick papers, and sticks included in the kit - to give the sails a more realistic and grandeur feel. There is not much instruction given on how to tie the multiple sails onto the masts, and I probably didn’t do quite a good job on this. But despite this, I think the different textures and materials give the ship a really gorgeous touch, and I’m very satisfied with the impressive ship model!
(3) HMS Endeavour Ship Model
Whilst the model might not be a 100% replica of the real HMS Endeavour, I think the result is fascinating enough. I can definitely see the resemblance between the two! I got to share with the kids the history of HMS Endeavour - being the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia. It has sturdy square stern, box-like body, multiple masts, white sails, and the elegance of an old English ship.
# gifted in exchange for review
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