In some ways Master C is such a stereo-typical boy. I never really got the boy / girl difference thing until I had one of each and the first time I found Master C crawling around the kitchen floor pushing a car in a way that I’d never seen Little Miss C play. It was really strange and almost a light bulb moment about the fact that boys and girls do indeed have something different inside their brains which means that they play in different ways.
When it comes to emergency vehicles Master C is obsessed. If something goes past us on the walk to school with a siren or flashing lights then we have to stop and watch and talk about where it might be going and who it might be going to help. That’s why I knew that he’d be just perfect to help me review the Brio Fire Station and Firefighter Helicopter.
As you can see the Brio Fire Station itself is packed full of great features to keep little imaginations and hands busy. Not only is there the slide on the fire station which Master C thinks is magical, but the set comes with two vehicles too. One holds the fire hose, whilst the other is a fire engine where you can sit one of the little Brio men inside and when you press the button on top you get a siren and lights flashing. Needless to say Master C loves it!
Although you can use the Brio Fire Station as a standalone toy, it also comes with one pice of train track that connects at the side of the station and onto that you can then add any more Brio wooden train track or any other compatible wooden train track. Master C is also train obsessed, so the idea of connecting the meters of track he has to his new fire station was quite an exciting moment.
On top of the Brio Fire Station is a helipad which is perfect for the Firefighters Helicopter that you can buy separately. This helicopter comes with a firefighter figure that can sit inside and also has a magnet on the bottom so you can pick up a water supply to help him put the fire out.
As with all Brio products the quality of the build of the Fire Station and Firefighter Helicopter is second to none. It’s all designed perfectly for little hands and is also pretty indestructible too – a key consideration with anything Master C has! The set is brilliant to encourage imaginative play from any child that loves the emergency services. The ability to combine the fire station with an existing wooden train set also means it’s a toy that has lots of play potential for a long time. My only problem now is that Master C wants to go and see a real fire engine train. Any suggestions as to where that’s possible in the comments below please…
Brio Fire Station RRP £64.99
Brio Firefighter Helicopter £11.99
Disclaimer: We were sent the Brio Fire Station and Firefighter Helicopter for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own.