You would not believe the recent excitement in the Adventures of Adam household. The reason being Orchard Toys sent us a Giant Railway to review. Adam’s dreams had come true. Finally a railway jigsaw that he could make independently.
The Giant Railway is a 26 piece floor jigsaw that creates a massive train track. As each piece is interchangeable your child is free to make their own railways. They are no longer restricted. The pieces fit together easily and Adam could make the puzzle by himself.
As I am usually hopeless at creating train tracks, I was pleased when I saw the box demonstrates how to make five train tracks. However, Adam thoroughly enjoyed making his own up.
Each puzzle piece is chunky and big enough for two trains to be placed on it side by side. Each puzzle piece has a colourful illustration, which includes animals, trains, Stations and signals. You are able to add your own cars, trains and toys too to create a giant landscape.
Although the pieces fit together easily, we would recommend playing with the jigsaw on a solid flat floor. We found that when we played with the jigsaw on our carpet the pieces came apart easily during play, especially if the puzzle was knocked.
The pack comes with two cardboard trains and a few character play pieces. These are attached to small plastic mounts so that they can stand up. We found that the larger train wouldn’t stand up easily so we simply placed two plastic attachments onto it and laid the cow down flat.
Orchard Toys were kind enough to send us a Station Expansion Pack along with the Giant Railway. The expansion pack allows you to extend the Railway with an Orchard Town Station. The box includes 8 pieces to make a Train Station, car park, road and two junctions.
The Giant Railway forms part of the Giant Road System. There are three giant, interchangeable jigsaws and expansion packs which can be linked together in any possible combination. With a Giant Railway, Town and Road that fit together there are endless possibilities for imaginative play. With three additional Expansion Packs which includes the Station, Junctions and Airport, the small world play can become even bigger.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Orchard Toys Giant Railway and Station Expansion Pack to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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