What Is Plus-Plus? This relatively new Danish building toy brilliantly uses a single shape to build an unlimited number of designs and structures. Learn more about these educational toy blocks that connect in our review of the Plus-Plus turkey mini maker tube – just in time for Thanksgiving! How to find the perfect toy – what to look for when toy shopping.
Plus-Plus Building Blocks Review
I’m a huge fan of building toys in general, and Plus-Plus blocks intrigue me. So when Timberdoodle asked if I’d like to review the Plus-Plus turkey mini maker tube I happily said yes!
Note: As part of the Timberdoodle blog team I sometimes review products. This is one of those cases. I did not ask for or receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.
Plus-Plus toys come in two sizes: larger pieces for children aged 1 and up and mini blocks for children aged 5 and older.
Plus-Plus is designed as an educational toy, and you’ll find it in Danish schools. Yes, Plus-Plus is a toy company from Denmark, just like LEGO (which was also love).
Plus-Plus toys stand out for their sensory design. The plastic is a bit rubbery, and satisfying to hold. Ingeniously, every single piece is identical in shape and size, but designed in such a way that the building possibilities are endless! This is a toy that is geared for imagination.
The turkey maker tube we received uses the mini blocks. I’m always on the lookout for a toy to bring on road trips or airplane rides, and these mini building blocks fit the ticket perfectly! I do wish that the cute cylindrical container they came in opened and closed more easily. It’s hard for the kids to open and close on their own, and so I moved our set into a small chocolate tin.
What Can You Do with This New Educational Building Toy?
Our mini maker turkey toob came with instructions to make a turkey. Puzzle-loving Lily (10 years old) took that task on immediately. She found the instructions challenging but in an engaging way.
Building the turkey was only the beginning of playing with this toy, though!
Our toy cylinder came with extra pieces that 7-year-old Anna soon turned into three little dogs.
Once Lily was done playing with her turkey, 11-year-old Johnny took it apart to see what he could come up with. He designed this lovely red dragon:
I’m throwing this toy in my bag to have when we have to wait in doctor’s offices.
Have you played with Plus-Plus building blocks? What did you think of them?