Hi My Loves!!
So a little while ago we received a new Chugginton playset from Tomy for Phoenix & Lily to try out. Since we have had a good amount of time to play with it, I feel like I can now give a good review. The set we got is the Chugginton Die Cast Koko's Icy Escapade Action Playset.
The set comes with lots of pieces, Koko the train, instructions for how to put it all together and a Chuggington DVD. I have to be honest, when I first opened the box, I thought for sure I would have to ask Jay to put it together after seeing the pieces. I am terrible at that sort of stuff and have no patience for it, but I wanted to try to do it myself so I could let you guys know if you are challenged like me, if you could put it together or not. It actually wasn't bad at all. It took me about a half an hour. I put it together wrong at first, but then stared at it a while and figured it out a little later ;)
What's awesome about the train set is that it's plastic and the pieces snap into place very sturdily. We had a wooden train set and it was a disaster by the next day. This is still going strong and they've played with it a lot. Nothing has broken off and we haven't lost any pieces which is a miracle. Because they are so big and sturdy, it would be really hard to. Huge plus in my book.
Phoenix loves it. More so than Lily. She thinks it's cool but not as much as Phoenix ;) You can probably tell from his face in this picture.
Santa actually brought two more trains that go with the set. They have tons to choose from at Toys R Us, so it's nice that you can collect all of them if your kids are into that. It can get a little pricey depending on which ones you get but i believe the ones Santa got were under $10. The ones they got are towing little animals too, which is really cute.
It's a pretty good size :)
The giraffe :)
Here is the little glacier gate which the kids have so much fun pushing the trains through. It stays on well too.
This little top piece flips over and sums the ice into Koko's little thing she tows.
(I'm having a brain fart of what it's called)
So the DVD it comes with is the white one. We also received the Snow Rescue DVD as well. The kids didn't care for the DVD's as much as the toy. They get really into shows and then they move onto the next quickly as well. Right now it's all about Kate & Mim Mim, Frozen and Peppa Pig. So it's not Chuggington's fault haha. My kids are just on a different phase right now :)
Lily being a little ham :)
I told her to sit next to the train set. So she did. Haha!
Overall, I'm really happy with this playset. Someone who is challenged at building things, like myself, can totally put it together. It will stay together while your kids play with it. For weeks! Not just one day, which is always good. I like the fact that you can collect all the other trains from the show and my kids love it. If they are happy, then I'm happy… so this is a big thumbs up from us.
Hope that helps if you are looking for a fun toy for your kids.
Thanks for reading :)