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Is this too young for ds (5)?

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Fallslikelondonrain Tue 04-Nov-14 12:12:48

He has a small set of wooden cubes which he uses quite a lot.
I sort of think he'd love this (he doesn't like Lego much, finds it too fiddly, fine motor not great) but would he outgrow it really really quickly? I've finished buying for him but mil was asking what to get and she was eyeing up a robotic dinosaur (which costs even more). I'm trying to discourage this as know it will barely be played with.

What do you think?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0002HYFGQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1415100379&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40#immersive-view_1415100874648

Fallslikelondonrain Tue 04-Nov-14 12:14:02

Why hasn't that linked?!
Anyway it's a haba wooden block castle!

EnterNicknameHere Tue 04-Nov-14 12:19:03

I think it's fine, my 8 year old still plays with his younger brothers wooden blocks from time to time.

jThompson Tue 04-Nov-14 13:02:49

The wooden blocks we have are still played with by both my 10 and nearly 8 year old.

However we have had problems with block type play sets of various kinds, they are ok with the building but unless the creation is stable enough to play with once it's built it causes much frustration. If you're lookng to be able to play with little figures I'd think about a more sturdy castle.

PesoPenguin Tue 04-Nov-14 17:33:49

It would be too young for DS but all children are different so you know best.

vikjul Tue 04-Nov-14 18:16:09

Not too young at all, my dd (recently 6) and her friend build MORE with the wooden blocks now than they did a year ago.

The set you linked to looks lovely! I would, however, for longevity possibly consider a more generic/versatile set (that can be made into more than a castle) such as:

www.amazon.co.uk/Haba-Basic-Building-Blocks-Starter/dp/B0002HZLVO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1415124230&sr=8-6&keywords=haba+blocks

along with a set of Playmobil Knights smile:

www.amazon.co.uk/Playmobil-Knights-4871-Lion-Troop/dp/B003AQBWH6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415124897&sr=8-2&keywords=playmobil+knights

or even a larget set of blocks if it's within the budget:

www.amazon.co.uk/Haba-Basic-Building-Blocks-Starter/dp/B0002HZLWI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415124393&sr=8-2&keywords=haba+blocks

(They are both cheaper on amazon.de (without shipping though):

www.amazon.de/HABA-1070-Basisbausteine-gro%C3%9Fe-Grundpackung/dp/B0002HZLVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415124526&sr=8-1&keywords=haba+bausteine+1070

and

www.amazon.de/HABA-1077-Basisbausteine-extra-Grundpackung/dp/B0002HZLWI/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415124595&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=haba+bausteine+1070

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