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LEGO DUPLO My First Truck Review

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£16.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Gold Best Toddler Toy 24 Months+
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Gold Award

What they say: 

“My First Truck is easy to build using chunky DUPLO bricks, designed especially to be fun and safe for little hands. It is designed to help your child to learn how to match pairs. It comes with eight pairs of colourful food-decorated bricks - perfect for matching or memory games. There is also a market stall, two characters and a cat to encourage all sorts of role-play possibilities.”

Tested by mum Sarah Luckman for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

My 18-month-old son was captivated by the range of creative LEGO features within this set. He loved building up the bricks on to the car and pushing it around the lounge. The bricks are a great size for small hands, and they have provided hours of fun already. The images of food have provided an opportunity for recall, and encourage my son to speak the words attatched to each image (eggs, milk, bread etc.). He loves the cat and the two little people who can attach to the bricks too. Storage is fantastic, as you can build the bricks up neatly, or place back into the box, which does not take up much space at all.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The box of LEGO is convenient to carry on a day out to people's homes. Yet within this container there are ample creative opportunities to keep children focused and engaged with play. The educational images benefit older children whilst playing with little ones, as they can become engrossed with helping them to role-play (setting up a shop, for instance). Soon I can use the bricks to promote learning about colours too. The durability of the set means this will last for many years, which is very economical.

Would you choose this product to win?

My whole family have found this product to be fun, interesting and captivating. We have enjoyed conversing with my young son whilst playing with this toy. It offers great scope to increase my son's awareness of colours, building, and people (little girl and boy included).

What changes would you make to this product?

Perhaps a few more animals included, such as a dog, just to increase opportunities during the play. Overall this is a great product as it is.

Tested by mum Kate Raison for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would definitely recommend the LEGO DUPLO My First Truck to all mummy friends. It’s so colourful and bright it's just so easy to clean when sticky little finger have been playing. It’s easy to follow the instruction booklet in the box to make the truck and easy to pull apart again to pack away when playing has finished!

How did this product make your life easier?     

Keeps little ones happy and entertained so I can do a few jobs around the house, or I have popped some of the LEGO DUPLO up on my little one’s highchair to keep him happy when he's waiting to eat - or even when he is eating as the bricks are so easy to just wipe clean! The kids loving playing with the DUPLO together so there's been a lot more sharing!!

Would you choose this product to win?

I think My First Truck is great, everyone in our house has had a little play at some point - it doesn't matter how old or young, we've all had great fun building towers with the brick. That's what's great, you don't just have to make what’s on the box, they can be made into lots of different things. My daughter has even been playing shops with the bricks with colourful food pictures on them!

What changes would you make to this product?

The one thing I would say could be improved is the box, it has nothing to keep it shut - so when the box is in the toy cupboard and the children pick it up the wrong way round it all falls out. 

Tested by mum Aimee Hawke for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would definitely recommend the LEGO DUPLO My First Truck to a friend. My little boy (nearly 4) was very excited when this package arrived and enjoying building various designs from the box straight away. DUPLO is a fantastic brand, it is so sturdy and long lasting and seems to have a universal appeal - my 1-year-old daughter loves it too! This truck was a lovely mix of bricks that could be used in many different ways. It is a great toy for girls and boys to get creative.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This product is a fantastic addition to a toy collection for all parents. It is very easy to understand and children can get started with playing straight away. It helps to develop children's coordination and creativity and feels like a very 'wholesome' toy. It also seemed a very calm activity which kept my nearly 4 year old amused for a sustained period of time.

Would you choose this product to win?

I think DUPLO is a winning brand. The universal appeal of its products and the fact that they are easily passed from generation to generation makes the price tag very worthwhile. This particular set had a good variety of bricks that could stand alone or be added to a larger collection. It is sturdy, impossible to break and easily washable. It also included 2 little people to help develop role play games.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would not want to change anything about this product as it is fantastic. It would be lovely if it were cheaper, however I think the price reflects the quality of the product and it will last for ever. I really love the little animals and figures, so including more of these in a variety of sets would definitely add even more appeal to this product.

Tested by mum Leanne Mitchell for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

My 20-month-old son was instantly excited by this product. The bright colours immediately got his attention and he examined the different parts. We built the car and shop for him and he happily played with the car and 3 figures included and rearranged the set up! Although he is a little young to build these himself, I can see him playing with this for many years to come.

How did this product make your life easier?     

As it kept the attention of my son for quite a while, and it was very safe with no small parts or choking hazards, I am able to get a few small jobs done around the house while he plays! It helps me to be more creative with things to build, rather than building with standard blocks and ending up building the same towers and bridges over and over again!

Would you choose this product to win?

I would choose this product instead of other similar items because of the design, rather than just have plain building blocks it has pictures of various food items as well as the car/van and trailer and the 3 figurines. I find this encourages creativity therefore keeps my toddler’s attention for longer, as well as teaching some new first words with the food items.

What changes would you make to this product?

If i could change one thing about this product it would be to include more figurines. I know there are other DUPLO sets on the market with different themes but I believe the addition of other characters would make it much better value for money, as well as capturing my toddler's attention for even longer.

Tested by mum Lee-Anne Mears for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would highly recommend LEGO DUPLO My First Truck to other parents and would be inclined to buy as a gift. My son loved the truck and building with the bricks whilst also playing with the characters. It's wipe clean for sticky fingers and it's simply design allows for you to assemble and pack away with little space being used. He has also learned how to say and identify the foods on the bricks for matching, whilst also practising colour matches - great recognition!

How did this product make your life easier?     

My son can recognise the foods on bricks and match them and their colours together since we have had this! My life was made easier as my son loved playing with it independently and it was simple and safe enough for him to do unassisted. Yet fun to also do together. This is important with toys as it allows mum time to have a cup of tea whilst still hot. Novelty.

Would you choose this product to win?

I think this product is a real contender to win due to it helping build fine motor skills and cognitive ability. I like that it is educational yet fun and can be used as a push along toy too. I also like its simplicity so that my son can play individually or with friends and that we can purchase sets to build on it and extend the fun.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I could change one thing it would probably be I'd like something simple to store it in (maybe a clothe drawstring bag). Just so model can be kept together and no worry of losing pieces if comes apart in the toy cupboard. It would also make it helpful for teaching my son to pack away nicely as easier to do that into a box/bag.

Product Information

Help your child master basic building skills with this easy-to-build model.

Store all the bricks together on the truck's wheelbase.

Accessories include a crate for unloading.

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