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.”