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Ideas for construction kits please

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Nonnie Fri 15-Nov-19 17:33:56

I am looking for a big construction kit which a child can use to make rooms which two children can get into. He is showing signs of growing into an architect! Not Lego or model kits, too small. I have in mind something modular of tubal. Any suggestions appreciated. I'm in the UK. Thanks

grannyactivist Fri 15-Nov-19 18:36:33

Have you looked at the Quadro Range? It's very robust and used in lots of nurseries/playgroups. It's on offer at the moment, but usually it's quite expensive.

J52 Fri 15-Nov-19 19:34:24

We had Quadro when our boys were young. It came with a very sturdy box.
When they’d finished with it we passed it on to their cousins. It was brilliant.

FlexibleFriend Fri 15-Nov-19 20:23:59

My sons had Quadro when they were tiddlers, that was 30 years ago, can't believe they still do it.

Farmor15 Fri 15-Nov-19 21:25:31

Another here recommending Quadro. Not cheap, but well worth it. We still have some after over 30 years.

Nonnie Sat 16-Nov-19 10:00:56

Thanks all that's great I've sent a link to Dil to see what she thinks. Will it fit into a small car or should I order to be delivered straight to them in Europe?

Farmor15 Sat 16-Nov-19 13:51:44

Better to order to get delivered direct. A decent sized kit would be quite bulky.

Nonnie Sat 16-Nov-19 16:33:09


Does anyone know anything about Knex? I haven't seen it yet but been told its good. I have a feeling it will be smaller.