Creative play has pulled into the station with the Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train. This buildable train set comes with 12 feet of track that kids can put together using 171 waffle blocks. Waffle blocks are square-shaped blocks that sort of look like a waffle. You can connect waffle blocks on any side or stack them. The set also includes four figures of a train conductor, two farmers, and a cowgirl, plus a cow and a sheep. All of the figures have square feet so they can stand on the waffle blocks.
There are a lot of elements to build with this train set. You start with the oval track, then add trees and cacti, a bridge, a train station, and a train with wagon. Because this set is a steam train set, the train will really make steam. All you have to do is fill the steam train reservoir with water and then push the button on the train and watch it convert the water into cool steam. It also plays train sound effects.
Kids can follow the instructions to build what is shown or rebuild the pieces however they want to create their own unique train set.
Little kids will have fun building their own train set and then sending the train off on all sorts of imaginative adventures with this toy. It's neat to watch the train make steam and hear it "choo choo", features that add some realism to the pretend play. For kids who like toy trains and construction sets, this will be a fun merging of the two.
The Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train set is for ages 2 and up. This will be a fun merging of construction play and train play for little kids who like both.
It took us about one hour and 30 minutes to assemble this set. The instructions were fairly easy to follow, however, some of the models are labeled intermediate and advanced, and so a child may need help from an adult when building those.
The train requires three AA batteries.
All of the pieces can be stored in the mesh storage bag when playtime is over.
3 AA batteries required
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