Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set Review

Disclosure: We were sent the featured products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

This post contains affiliate links and I may receive commission if you visit a link and buy something. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust.

You may have seen my announcement a few weeks ago that we had been selected to be Bigjigs Play Patrol Agents! I was more than a little excited to receive our first mission which arrived in a Bigjigs box complete with mission details, a certificate to confirm LP and LM are both Play Patrol Agents and their uniforms – Bigjigs Play Patrol hats and T-shirts! You can probably tell that I am incredibly excited to be working with Bigjigs this year and I haven’t even mentioned toys yet!

LP’s mission as ‘Agent Redhead’ was to put fun to the test with the Bigjigs Rail Figure of Eight Train Set. Bigjigs Rail has recently been rebranded their wooden train track and accessories and I love their bright blue packaging and logo – The box is actually great to store the set in until we add to our railway and dedicate one of our storage boxes to trains!

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set
Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

What were our first impressions of the Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set?

When I set up the wooden train set for the first time I was impressed with the amount of accessories that came with it – A train with three carriages, three cars – including a police car much to Dave’s delight! – trees, houses, a road sign, road lamp and people. Usually with other train sets you would have to buy most accessories separately so it’s great that Bigjigs include so much – 40 pieces!

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set
Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

The actual wooden railway set is made of fairly large pieces of track which make it easy to put together although LP hasn’t quite mastered the art of train track building yet! She’s happy for me to make it and for her to play with it after though! The large pieces of track also make the train move around the track smoothly and derailing is rare on the Figure of Eight Train Set.

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

I love the bridge that is included in the set – It would have been easy for Big Jigs to just have a crossroads in the track but the bridge and tunnel add an extra level of play to the train set that LP really enjoyed. The actual train is well made and the magnets are strong enough to keep the carriages connected around the track.

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set
Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

What did we think of the Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set?

The Bigjigs Rail Figure of Eight Train Set is a great investment that will be enjoyed for years to come – You are even able to buy expansion sets, extra track and different wooden railway trains separately to add extra play value to an already fantastic train set. All of Bigjigs toys range are also made with sustainable wood so that you can be sure you are buying toys from a brand that has good environmental practices – Definitely something I look for when buying wooden toys.

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

The great thing about Bigjigs toys is that they can all be so easily combined to create new ways to play – Using Safari Animal Blocks alongside the train to create a safari train for example but the possibilities really are endless! It’s so nice to have a toy collection that is fully compatible to really expand the play options. Plus, Bigjigs Toys are all at fantastic price points – from their trains to dolls and doll houses. There are products for everyone in the Bigjigs Toys shop and speedy delivery too.

Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set
Review: Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set

Even though the train set isn’t the most portable of items, the trains and cars can be taken everywhere in little pockets – or handbags in LP’s case. Given the opportunity, Bigjigs trains like a bit of adventure just as much as the next train! We’re looking forward to having more train based adventures soon!

2 thoughts on “Bigjigs Rail Figure Eight Train Set Review”

Leave a comment