Gears! Gears! Gears! Build and Bloom Building Set
Review by Claire and Amelia (8) Paye
This is a building blocks-type game with a difference: all the cogs interlink and turn so you can create your own moving garden. The recommended age is 4+ so Amelia is officially a little old for the set, but she is really enjoying constructing different types of gardens and flowers and has a real sense of achievement when she makes them all turn.
There are several versions of Gears! Gears! Gears! but this flower one is an excellent place to start. Unfortunately, my unreformed 6 year old son has shown no interest in the set because of the flower theme but Amelia, who has quite an artistic and engineering mind, is making the most of the opportunity to build different versions of gardens.
It’s very easy to set up and start playing (offering some quiet time for cooking on Christmas morning perhaps?) and can be as simple or complicated as you like. It is very versatile as it’s easy to take apart and change around to keep improving on the design.
Apparently it will fit with other Gears! Gears! Gears! sets so this could be the beginning of a successful present-buying run.