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toy garage - any recommendations please?

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TheWheelsOnTheBusHaveFallenOff Mon 27-Oct-08 18:14:31

grandparents would like to lavish a big garage on ds for Christmas - any ideas on a really good one that lasts, both physically and in popularity with dcs please?


nappyaddict Mon 27-Oct-08 18:14:51

GLTC do a fab one.

moodlumthehoodlum Mon 27-Oct-08 18:16:41

the plastic fantastic one from elc is great and has lasted for several years. but, depending on the age of your ds, I would either go for the GLTC one, which is by Pintoy, or a mahoosive wooden one from elc.

Can you tell this is my current specialist subject grin

compo Mon 27-Oct-08 18:17:09

mine love the elc, brightly coloured one with magnetic cars
what age are your dcs?
think this one is 18months to 3 yrs although 4.5 ds still plays with it

nappyaddict Mon 27-Oct-08 18:21:57

oh the garage town i was referring to on this page seems to have been discontinued.

TheWheelsOnTheBusHaveFallenOff Mon 27-Oct-08 18:24:02

thanks! he has just turned 18 months but loves playing with garages, kitchens etc - so only issue is not having very small parts as he still puts most things in his mouth at some point.

anyone tried Plan Toys? just looked on their website, garage looks okay but the blurb is a bit worthy!

nicolamumof3 Mon 27-Oct-08 22:48:01

for 18m old would certainly recommend the lovely chunky plastic elc compo recommends my 2.9yr old and 15m old play daily with this (ds2 got for 1st xmas fab present as still played with daily nearly 2yrs later!)

BananaFruitBat Mon 27-Oct-08 22:50:35

Definitely the ELC one. DS had one and loved it. HE now has 'the next size up' version.
He loves that too!

Plonker Tue 28-Oct-08 23:27:19

Another vote for the ELC one smile

littlelapin Tue 28-Oct-08 23:28:48

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gigglewitch Tue 28-Oct-08 23:35:13

my lot have a fisher price one here - it has lasted 7 yrs and three children plus playmates!!grin

nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 19:08:53

lapin - which train set connects to it?

littlelapin Wed 29-Oct-08 21:24:54

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nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 21:31:42

Wheels - i would go for the plan toy one then.

nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 21:32:58

looks good too

littlelapin Wed 29-Oct-08 21:37:05

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TheWheelsOnTheBusHaveFallenOff Thu 30-Oct-08 21:38:43

just come back to this and wanted to say thanks all for advice. will give dgps a shortlist and let them choose!

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