Little Man loves nothing more than trains. He is obsessed with railways and stares in glee every time he sees a real life train so when Orchard Toys sent us their Giant Railway jigsaw puzzle to review I knew it would be a hit.
The Giant Railway consists of 22 jigsaw pieces which all have a section of track on them. They vary in size as well as shape – some being straight track, others curved track and some the stoppers you get at the end of a piece of track.
As well as having a lovely track design, Giant Railway also has images of trains, carriages and train stations on the pieces as well as lots of things next to the track – animals, signals etc. The Giant Railway has so much to look at and if that wasn’t enough it also comes with four stand up characters that you can use to add a third dimension to the jigsaw – although Little Man has also enjoyed using his own trains to move around the track too.
LP and Little Man loved putting the jigsaw together and were both intrigued and slightly confused that the track didn’t have one set way of being put together – they could literally make a different track system each time they played with the Giant Railway. There are also places where a road crosses over the track making it easy to use the Giant Railway in conjunction with the Giant Road jigsaw – which is now firmly on Little Man’s Birthday list!
Little Man loves jigsaws and he loves trains and since Giant Railway has arrived he has had so much fun putting the track together, taking it apart, making it again and when he is finally happy with it he makes his trains go around the track, stopping at the stations and having chats with the other trains in the images as they pass each other.
Giant Railway is so much more than a jigsaw and a must for any train loving child. Each piece is really thick and durable with a wipe clean finish. It also comes complete with a really well made storage box – something I am used to now with all Orchard Toys games.
Giant Railway has an RRP of £13.95
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.