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Stickle Bricks toy review – a childhood classic?

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Do you remember Stickle Bricks from your childhood? I know I certainly do! Stickle Bricks first launched in 1969 and have been a toybox favourite for decades – I think we had a small collection of it at home and I remember playing with it at pre-school and at a few playgroups too.

We were recently given a Stickle Bricks Farm Set and a Build it Big Set Set to review. Find out what we thought about them here: 

What is it?

Suitable from 18 months to 4 years and with 84 pieces in it, the Build It Big Set is an ideal start to a toddler’s collection. The box contains a variety of different coloured and shaped bricks that children can use to stick, stack and construct.

The Farm Set (which has an RRP of £16.99) has special farm-themed pieces and offers endless play opportunities. It contains animal pieces, a farmer and a tractor with moving wheels!

What did we like about it?

♥  I enjoyed re-discovering a toy which I remember so well from my childhood. I like the simplicity of it and the nostalgia that it brings when I see my son playing it.

♥  The bricks are really colourful, sturdy and the perfect size for a 2-3 year old to grip onto.

♥   My older son plays with lego a lot so we are quite familiar with following instructions. I was expecting the Stickle Bricks sets to come with instructions too, but aside from the pictures on the boxes, there weren’t any included. This meant that my three year old was able to just decide what he wanted to do with the bricks and he came up with some really nice creations using his imagination.

♥  These feel like really good quality and durable sets, which is always handy in our house. My three year old likes playing with them now and I can imagine his little sibling (due in December 2018) is probably going to really like playing with them too.

♥   We really liked the storage container which the Farm Set came in. It’s so useful to be able to keep the Stickle Bricks all in one place so that they won’t end up getting lost amongst the other toys.

Stickle Bricks Toy Review

Room for improvement?

The only thing I noticed was that the Stickle Bricks themselves don’t seem to stay connected as strongly as I remember? They may have always been like this?

Stickle Bricks can be purchased on Argos HERE and Amazon HERE.


We received the #Sticklebricks sets for the purpose of this honest review.