Tuesday, July 12, 2016

IncrediBuilds 3D wooden model Review

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The IncrediBuilds collection features do-it-yourself, customizable, freestanding models that are sure to delight fans of all ages. Each model is made of Earth-friendly, FSC®-certified wood, and all products include step-by-step directions and coloring and crafting ideas. No glue or tools necessary. Informative and interactive, both kids and adults can use these projects to explore their creativity and create unique, displayable art.

Cassandra's Review- This is the whole product.  On the right you can see the precut wood that needs to be popped out.  The wood shapes are not numbered, so you are warned not to take them all out at one time.  Also they are a bit hard to take out and my child asked that I do it and hand each one to him.   I decided to try this one of the two that was sent to me because it is marked as easy on the skill level.
The wood can cause splinters if not careful, and should not be pushed in place with much force as it is flimsy at certain points.  Every piece must align properly even though the directions are not super clear about that, so we had to take it apart and redo.
With mild frustration and careful hands, my child was able to complete the model as far as possible.
As you may notice we had one broken wing and in the first build the gears were not perfectly aligned, also in the second build I repaired the wing with glue and tape, but it  looks bad and can not be moved also the piece sticking out of the top of the ball will not go in no matter what range of pressure is used.  Once that was done my child used markers to color the parts that are visible.   This particular model cost 16.99 and took a joint effort and two hours to complete.  Again the skill level was supposed to be easy.   I would not purchase this in the future simply because it is a bit more of a project then I would have liked and my child did not have the patience or wanting to redo it.   The other model we were sent was IB_EiffelTower_Kit_pkg_final.jpg
It is advanced level and cost 19.99.  We will try to put this together but not any time soon and the whole family can not take part as these are made for certain age groups.  There are different models on the site.

I was also looking through the website at the pictures etc, and I see younger kids putting these together, maybe they had practice or are guided by an adult, while it does not take brute force it is not super easy to pop most of the pieces out.

I recevied complimentary product.


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