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Brio train set for 2YO?

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ElusiveMoose Sun 13-Sep-09 13:35:38

Wracking our brains trying to think of a present for our 2YO DS's birthday next week. He's obsessed with vehicles, but we don't want to get him anything too big/plasticky/noisy. Thinking of a Brio train set, but the website says 3+. Is that just a cover-their-backs thing, or is it really too old for a 2YO? NB he's generally a very non-destructive child, and pretty dextrous.

Corporalcornsilk Sun 13-Sep-09 13:36:33

Yes - he'll love it! They are a good investment.

Bleatblurt Sun 13-Sep-09 13:37:52

I guess it's in case a wheel falls off and can be swallowed. They are very sturdy though so can take a lot of bashing and nothing falls off. My 21 month old plays with it all the time and loves it.

LynetteScavo Sun 13-Sep-09 13:41:16

DS1 was hooked form 15 months old. He played with his Brio every day for years.

purepurple Sun 13-Sep-09 13:41:35

I always ignore the age thing on toys, it is just there to cover their backs if a child swallows any small bits.
He will love it.

Stayingsunnygirl Sun 13-Sep-09 13:53:49

I agree with all the others - Brio is a great toy, and all my dses played with it before they were three years old - and I don't think we ever had a bit fall off any of it either.

One of the best things about it is that when people ask you what they should get your ds for Christmas, you'll be able to ask them to get him more brio - there is so much available, and at prices to suit any pocket, and they can help him build up a really amazing set.

We've still got all our brio - it is stored in the loft and will be coming out when we have grandchildren.

ElusiveMoose Sun 13-Sep-09 13:56:43

Thank you! I'm sold.

deepdarkwood Sun 13-Sep-09 13:59:52

Bro type sets are great ... but I'd seriously look at the Brio compatible sets (Tesco do loads) which are a fraction of the price. They're not as well finished, but sooo reasonable.

Stayingsunnygirl Sun 13-Sep-09 14:02:32

Absolutely right deepdarkwood. And to be honest, I doubt I'd be able to tell which of our brio is actually brio and which is tesco/elc etc.

Agree with all re Tesco train set.

Brio, however, do a My First Railway from 18m+ if you are concerned about the age

Clary Sat 19-Sep-09 22:39:04

ahhh Brio...we love it.

YY get a lookalike, much cheaper.

Nice wooden toy shop here sells it for bargain prices too.

StayFrosty Sat 19-Sep-09 22:45:35

If you live near a Home Bargains, they often have a lot of My First Brio or Brio starter sets for v cheap.

UniS Sat 19-Sep-09 22:52:57

yes, but maybe brio compatible if you want a slightly cheaper option.
Good stuff.
Alternative - and maybe more expensive option- would be Duplo railway sets, lego make a huge range of duplo vehicles now and everything is compatible with every other set and you can build what ever you like to go alongside or over teh tracks or indeed on teh tracks.

teamcullen Sat 19-Sep-09 23:28:49

TK Maxx oftern has great BRIO set in at half the price smile

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