Triqo caught my eye a couple of weeks ago at Christmas In July. I liked the 10 bright colours and the idea that there were only two shapes.
So when I was offered a box to review, I said yes please. I knew my children would be delighted to have the opportunity to play with it.
They love building things so were immediately engaged by the idea. It did take DD3 a while to work out how to click the pieces together as kids do need to have a certain amount of strength in their hands to build with it.
DS, who is 4, just can’t manage to click the pieces together yet but he loves helping his sisters sort the pieces by colour and shape and pouring through the ‘ideas’ book that came with the set.
The girls started off making the simple shapes and objects pictured on the side of the box, but soon began creating masterpieces of their own.
Triqo is very light and flexible, and it wasn’t long before they were making clothes and accessories with the set. They made hats, belts and even shoes. They tried to make a skirt as well but ran out of pieces half way through.
Our Triqo has been in the bath and paddling pool, and also outside, where it’s been used to make cages for various animals in a small world zoo.
Triqo is very versatile construction toy that has the potential to keep the kids quiet for hours over the holidays. I also think it would be beneficial for children who need to work on developing strength in their hands. The pieces do get easier to click together the more they are used, but because they are firmly joined together in the first place, creations don’t fall apart easily.
I think Triqo is reasonably priced compared to a lot of construction toys. A box of 100 pieces, 60 triangles and 40 squares, costs £29.99, while the larger set of 250 pieces will set you back £59.99.
We were given to smaller box to try out, and while 100 pieces is a good number to be starting with, I can see we will need to be adding to our collection very soon.
Although I was given a box of Triqo for the purpose of writing this review, the opinions expressed are all my own.