It will come as absolutely no surprise to regular readers when I say that Master C is train mad. He creates huge wooden train worlds around the flat and is always being inventive and coming up with new things to go in his worlds. He was therefore thrilled to receive the new Brio World Village School Playset to review.
The Village School Playlet is a bit different to many of the other Brio World elements as it doesn’t have train track running through it, yet you can assemble it next to an existing piece of track easily enough. It consists of two rooms in the school and a ladder to climb up to the roof and a slide back down. That’s certainly far cooler than any real life school that I’ve ever seen!
Inside of of the school rooms is a chalk board on the wall and the set also comes with two Brio figures and also two wooden blocks, which can be fitted on to some of the train pieces. Also in the set is a wooden bench and a couple of “fence” pieces to go on the roof – I guess a nod towards health and safety. There is also a loose step that goes into the school building too.
We’ve had quite a few Brio World sets before and I suppose the only thing that surprised me with this one is the fact that the steps didn’t attach in any way to the building. The roof, slide and steps were also a loose fit, meaning that Master C was relatively easily able to take them off. The school building can then be taken to pieces and rebuilt in different ways. The steps also ended up not being used much after the initial set up, mainly because they just became lost in the bottom of the box with all his wooden train set in, and they didn’t serve much of a purpose. He did absolutely love the slide part though and spent ages taking the two figures on the train to the school so that they could go on slide. He role plays loads with train sets, but it was nice to see him doing it with the figures as well for a bit of a change.
In short, it’s another complete winner from Brio World as far as we are concerned for the Village School Playset. It works perfectly for anyone who is already a Brio World fan, and would also sit nicely alongside any other wooden train sets, or would work perfectly well as a standalone set. My only problem now is that Master C is still obsessed with the Brio World leaflet that came in the box and when asked by his Granny what he wanted for his birthday he simply handed over the whole leaflet. Sorry Granny!
The Brio World Village School Playset is available to buy online here.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Brio World Village School Playset for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.