Brio is a brand I grew up with. Some of the Brio in Moose’s toy box in fact IS the Brio I grew up with!
A few years ago my Dad decided to clear out his loft and gave me tubs of our old toys. One tub had Brio train track in it. Considering that I am <cough> nearly 40, it goes o show that this stuff seriously stands the test of time.
Recently we were sent the Brio Cargo Transport Helicopter. Moose hadn’t really played with his train track in a while and to be honest I had started to wonder whether it might be best to pack it away. Just a few days before the Helicopter arrived though he suddenly became interested again.
It’s quite nice now that he is a little bit older. It used to be that I would build the track and he would play with it but now, he really enjoys planning out where the track will go and putting it all together. He possibly enjoys that aspect more than running his trains along it even.
Inside the box
Included in the Brio Cargo Transport Helicopter are 8 pieces; 1x Cargo Helicopter, 1x Figure, 2x Wagons, 2x Wooden Loads, 2x Container
What did we think
The cockpit of the Helicopter opens to fit the figure inside which Moose loved and the figure itself is nicely detailed down to a little headset.
With a moving rotor (is it a rotor? propellor? turny bit?) on top, Moose had great fun loading up the helicopter and ‘flying’ around the room.
The back of the helicopter opens up easily for little fingers so that the cargo can be put inside. The cargo so far has consisted of the actual Brio cargo and also mini figures and even some chocolate eggs from Easter.
All Brio is made from FSC Certified wood. The Brio Cargo Transport Helicopter feels nice and sturdy. The trains, wagons, carriages, and road vehicles all feature the classic BRIO magnetic couplings allowing for easy connection to each other. Although, the helicopter itself will not fit onto the track due to having a trio of wheelbases.
I know that this will be a toy that Moose will get loads of play out of. Who knows, maybe his children will too someday! The Brio Cargo Transport Helicopter is available from the Brio website and is priced at around £34.99
This product was sent to us in exchange for an honest review. All opinions remain our own.