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Bridge Street Toys #Review #Giveaway


Disclaimer:  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. 
I was not paid in any way to write this review.
All opinions are my own.

Once again this is going to be a Big Kids Review. My brother Mikael who most of my readers know is autistic. He has a severe speech disability but he's great with his hands. He loves to build things. He also enjoys computers and can do things on the computer that mommy can only dream of. When mommy was offered to review toys from Bridge Street Toys, mommy immediately thought of Mikael. He was the architect in the family. He was the one who loves puzzles and anything that challenges his mind. My big brother Kyle is a lot different. He's lazy and prefers to have things that are easy. 



Mommy and Mikael received the Boston Manor Building Set and the Inman Park Town House. Both sets are recommended for children ages 6 years and up. Mikael being 9 loved them.



The Boston Manor Set has over 250 pieces and Mikael decided that he was going to save this one for Christmas day. The set included stickers to make your house look extra pretty when it's all done. This is a great set for both boys and girls. After all girls can be architects as well. 

The Boston Manor is the first set in the America's Architecture series and is the winner of a 2009 National Parenting Center Award. The Boston Manor set is representative of the colonial style of architecture that was popular in America in the 1700s. It is also great for those beginner and intermediate builders as well. 

I can't wait to see Mikael's finished project when it is all over with. I know that he can do it. Well with my help at least. 



The Inman Park Town House was a lot easier for him to do. It contained a little over 90 pieces and this one although it came with instructions, Mikael was able to build without it.




With this set you you lots of possibilities and Mikael decided this what was what he was going to do first. Inman Park is named after a trendy neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. It is designed with bright blue walls and transparent windows and doors trimmed in bright orange and black columns and beams. it is very bright and cheerful. Now all these sets can be used together to make even bigger buildings.



As you can see from Mikaels half finished project he did a great job. As a beginner it wasn't that difficult for him, even without the instructions. I even got to help although he complained that I was in his way all the time while he was doing it.




Mikael and I definitely recommend getting Bridge Street Toys construction sets for the child who loves building things. They are certainly not recommended for children under 3 because of the small parts. If you do have little ones around you will need to supervise the use of this. It gets Mikael's Big Thumbs Up!

Bridge Street Toys is a privately owned company located in the suburb of Boson, Massachusetts. The company was founded by two engineers who strive to provide fun products that will inspire children to pursue careers in engineering, architecture, and technology.

You can connect with Bridge Street Toys via:




Bridge Street Toys has decided to offer 2 of my readers their very own Inman Park Town House. Prize will be delivered by Bridge Street Toys. Winners will be randomly selected by PunchTab and will have 48 hours to respond to email sent. Failure to respond will result in your prize being forfeited and a new winner chosen. Good luck.



Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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  1. You could build yourself a whole city out of those sets. This is something that my Grandson and his Dad would get into.

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  2. Yes, both of my kids like to build. I think they look fascinating and I wish I had them when I was a kid! I even took a Legos class one summer, so I would have loved this more.

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  3. She loves to build things and I think this could really spark her imagination!

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  4. My granddaughters enjoy building things. I had not heard of Bridge Street Toys until this review, but I must say that these construction kits look very nice, and if you have a child that likes to build these would be perfect for them.

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  5. This is so cool! I can't enter but someone is going to love this!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend (and a Merry Christmas if we don't touch bases before then).
    xoxo

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  6. Wow, this is a perfect set for Mikael! He is so focused on his building. "Getting in the way" is a popular big brother phrase! These look pretty awesome, and I'd love to see the Boston Manor when it's all done. My son loves to build too. Mainly spaceships & eccentric little creations haha.

    One question though - does this fit in with other blocks? Or are they sized differently to only fit with other Bridge Street sets?

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  7. I have a little cousin who just loves to build things. This would be great for him. :)

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  8. i had not heard of these but my kids LOVE building toys!

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  9. My son loves building things. I would for sure love to build this with him. I know he would enjoy it.

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  10. I wouldn't have the patience to put all these little pieces together, but my oldest loves stuff like this!

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  11. My girls love to build and I have heard great things about the quality!

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  12. this would be awesome for my nephew who is constantly constructing things.

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  13. I'm amazed at the things m son makes with LEGO at his age.

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  14. My two kids love to build things. I think they would absolutely love one of these sets!

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  15. I would bring these to school for my preschoolers. theyd love it!

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  16. My son is only 2 but we play with blocks all the time! i really like the bridge and turnpike set!

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  17. Both my daughters love to build things. They're just 2 and 5 and their imagination is amazing. :)

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  18. Yes i have 2 of my kids that love to build and design things and the would love the building sets. wilcarvic
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  19. We have 14 grandchildren & they LOVE to build things. Those type of toys are usually requested for every birthday. (and Nan Nan secretly loves them more!)

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  20. My boy would love this set, he loves to build things and does legos and Knex sets. My husband made him a small work shop in the basement because he loves to "build" things.

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  21. Yes, the boys love to build things, esp out of lego's!

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  22. my 4 year old and 10 yr old LOVE building things. they're really into LEGOs and things like that. I think they'd like to give this a try

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  23. My child loves to build things so I think that she would love to try this.

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  24. My child loves to build things, I like the look of this set and I think it would be great for my son.

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  25. Building toys are his favorites. Typically plays with Legos, but this set looks like it would be nice change and fun!

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  26. My daughter has not tried building things yet she is 1 1/2. I love that this puts more thought into building. It helps to teach kids that there is always planning that needs to be done before any major project.

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  27. My child could sit for hours and build things. She would love to give this set a try I think they look fun and interesting.

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  28. My daughter could sit for hours building and this set looks very interesting and fun and would be hours of fun for her.

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  29. Our Jesse loves it-- He gets to play with a set of older Lincoln logs that were my brothers when he was a kid. ...He actual was building with them yesterday, he had made a ranch and house ad got out his little farm animals to play most of the afternoon

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  30. My oldest son adores building things. Everyday he plays with Duplos, Legos, and Mega Blocks. It's his favourite activity. These sets looks amazing!

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  31. I have four granddaughters that love to build.

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  32. My son loves to build things. I think my daughter would be interested too.

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  33. My son loves to build things! He can build something out of nothing, so I just know he would love this! He makes forts out of sticks and super heros out of tin foil!

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  34. We are big on building around here! These sets look super cool.

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  35. my daughters love to build, legos are their fav! I want to try these out for them

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  36. My youngest loves all types of building toys and games. He has Legos and K'nex, and this would be a great addition.

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  37. My son loves to build with his Legos and K'nex. This would be a great addition to his building collection.

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  38. My kids always liked to build things, some more than others. I think a grandchild would love this set!

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  39. My 2 young Grandsons that live with me love to build things together..They love the Lego Building sets.. The Bridge Street Toys are awesome! They make the Building sets so realistic..My 2 Boys would love this...

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  40. My kids LOVE to build stuff! It's helps with a child's creativity i think!! I love these Bridge street toys!

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  41. I love building toys. My daughter and the mister love them too. These ones are definitely different.

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  42. My 8 year old son loves building things - he's a master with Legos! Bridge Street Toys seems to have some neat items that will be brand new to him!

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