"Not good value for money with limited role play potential…"
It is marked for 3+ on the box presumably for small parts, but my initial impressions was that its more suited to a 2 year old. Sure enough the 20 month old likes it even though all the train does is go round and round. There is nothing to keep my exploring 3 year old entertained except imaginary play with the horse and building the track once. Once the track was built once it wasn't easy enough (too stiff) for the 3 year old to rebuild without assistance. With Brio and Duplo they can re-build the track again and again on his own.