We received the Bigjigs Rail Figure 8 Train Set to review a couple of months ago and I have been looking at accessories ever since, not really knowing where to start. This month Bigjigs have sent us their Lifting Bridge to review which is a great way to kick start out train set collection.
The Bigjigs Rail Lifting Bridge comes as one bridge unit with two pieces of curved ‘bridge’ track supplied too. The bridge has a train track going underneath and one over the bridge and there’s a knob that you turn to lift the bridge up and down. The knob can be turned from either side of the bridge and there are also plastic gates that you can put down to stop any trains going on the bridge when it’s raised.
Although LP didn’t understand the concept of this bridge she loved to turn the knob and make the bridge go up and down. She’s always loved making trains go through tunnels or over bridges so this has given her an extra play dimension to experience. train move across and under the bridge easily and even Little Man is able to turn the knob to work the bridge.
Having this new bridge has made LP think more about how to make the track join up – although we need some more track to complete the circuit now – I’ll be buying some asap! LP also has to think about whether she wants the train to go over or under the bridge and what track the train needs to be on to move along the path she wants.
The Bigjigs Lifting Bridge is a great addition to any train set and for it’s £14.99 price tag you get a good size train set accessory that will add hours of play value to any train play session.