Playskool Clipo Mini Bucket
“The general feel and colour of Clipo bricks is first class. It feels really good quality, durable and safe.”
Buy online at John Lewis
Initial thoughts: Clipo is a lot like Sticklebricks, but much more tactile, it’s all curvy and somehow warm to the touch. It’s a sort of Sticklebrick-Lego hybrid. You could use it as one of those executive stress toys. With 45 pieces it promises to be something that will keep the toddler occupied in an educational manner.
We Liked: The general feel and colour of the Clipo was first class. It felt really good quality, durable and safe. The fact that you could make lots of different things although it was sold as a tower set was brilliant. We also liked the fact that it included some little people’s heads, so you could also make the gatekeepers alongside the tower. Or build your own Tower of London, complete with heads on spikes, if you want to create bloody historical scenes! Joking aside, we felt that this really added extra value. The Clipo kept Toddler boy amused for a long time and we could participate in the building projects with him. As such, it is a real family toy.
We weren’t so keen: The pieces were a little bit fiddly to stick together. It took Toddler boy at 2.5 years old, a lot of effort to come to grips with how to do it.
Overall: This offers good value for money and years of play. It will keep the adults as amused as the kids and comes in a handy box for storage. There is also the added benefit that it is part of a wide range, so you can add to your Clipo collection ad infinitum.
[Claire T, Being a Mummy]