This week’s John Crane toy review is a real beauty. It’s part of their brand new Italian Sevi collection and the design is genius. The colours used are bright, happy ones and each piece has been given the utmost attention to detail.
Sevi village with train speedway
It comes in a sturdy box which can be used over and over again. The Sevi village is laid out on a hardboard mat that folds on itself into quarters and tucks into the box. Then the railway track, all constructed in wood with easy fitting pieces, is clearly marked on the board and after a couple of suggestions I saw the girls were quite capable of building the track themselves with the occasional helping out. There’s a race track with two race cars, a helipad and ambulance park.
A building site with a magnetic crane which lifts pieces off the train and onto the waiting lorry. A fire engine on call, a shopping centre to drive round, a golf course with clubs, balls and holes! There’s even a rocket with it’s own cargo lorry carrying enormous missiles to attach underneath the rocket.
We took our Sevi village game on holiday with us to France as we were going by car and therefore we weren’t worried about weight but size of box. When it poured down, out came the box and the girls were content all afternoon.
It is a game that needs putting away as it takes up a fair amount of room but we noticed the assembly was just as much fun as the clearing up afterwards (unless they were very tired in which case I cleared up alone!)
This toy would make the perfect gift to any 2 year old upwards and keep them amused for hours as there is so much to do, My twins played for ages together without getting in each others way (oh ok not all the time but they are girls and do know how to whinge) It’s also a toy that will last the test of time as built in sturdy wood.
It will also be a firm favourite as attractively painted and catches the eye immediately.
There are a couple of versions on the theme of village so take a look at them all and cater your choice to the little person you are buying for, train fanatic? Bob the Builder passionate? Do they like the sea and boats? Or are missile and rockets their thing?
Priced between £45 – 50 pounds this toy is an excellent imagination booster, perfect for role play and fine motor skills as they drive the train and cars around their tracks. If looked after properly this toy could become a hand-me-down, I believe it would stand the test of time.
Disclosure – John Crane send me products to review on a regular basis. I give my honest opinion on the toys we play with, the girls LOVED this village and it remains a firm favourite.