fischertechnik Junior Jumbo Starter

fischertechnik Junior Jumbo Starter

  • 135 colorful components for building 11 different, fun-filled models
  • Build a crane, an airplane, a tractor and 13 more!
  • High quality construction
  • Hours of fun for children age 5 and up
  • Made in Germany

Build a lowboy with crane, airplane, tractor, and many more fun vehicles.  the large, easy-to-hold parts and assembly instructions written specifically for young children ensure quick construction success.  Building with the set develops important skills such as hand-eye coordination, as well as both general and fine motor skills.  A number of models can be built at the same time. Product Measures: VariousRecommended Ages: 5 years – 10 years

List Price: $ 69.99

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  1. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The other Lego, January 21, 2012
    By 
    Stefan Brunner (Austin, Texas) –
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    = Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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    For people from Europe, particular Germany, Fischertechnik is very well known. (For people in the construction industry the Fischer Werke are well known for their Nylon wall anchors and fasteners.) When I was a kid in the 70th and 80th, Fischertechnik could be found as common in kids’ rooms as Lego. Fischertechnik is different from Lego, though. Lego is about vertical building while Fischertechnik allows for all kinds of geometry. Fischertechnik is about mechanics and science. Over the years, Lego tried to adapt many of Fischertechnik’s features such as the release of Lego Technic as a direct response to the competition from Fischertechnik. It is Lego Technic parts which make today’s Lego models more lively and allow for horizontal building. Lego added Mindstorms as a response of the computerization which Fischertechnik had in its program from the very early 70th, even before the event of the home computer. The biggest difference to Lego is that Fischertechnik is not about role playing. Fischertechnik models are rather dominated by their mechanic and electronic features of moving parts and control circuitry. Though, I do not look at Fischertechnik as an alternative to Lego but more as a compliment. In Europe, Fischertechnik is part of curriculum of many primary schools and even some colleges and Fischertechnik also pushes heavily into STEM in the US.

    Fischertechnik parts are made from Nylon and ABS. Lego is made from ABS. The Nylon parts are flexible while ABS is hard. Both Nylon and ABS are resistant to water, so that parts can be washed or even used outside. Fischertechnik parts started out in grey and red as the only colors. Black, yellow, blue, and last year green, has been added over the years to make models more colorful. All Fischertechnik parts are compatible with each other no matter whether bought in the 60th or in 2012, across all sets of all age groups. Fischertechnik parts are literally heirloom toys – there is no noticeable aging.

    However, this review is about the Junior set for the very small ones. The age group is 5 years plus. (Advanced sets go up to college age.) There are no electronics or computerization, science and little mechanics in this set. Though, the basic parts are the same, so that it can be expanded upon while the child grows. This set is an introduction to a building and construction toy. The Junior series exist in the program since the early 80th. This particular set was released in 2011.

    I bought this set for xmas for my 5 year old daughter. She is very much into crafts and arts as I believe many girls are. So a construction toy is the natural extension to her creativity and artwork. The Jumbo Junior Starter set is the big brother of the smaller Junior Starter Set. The set contains instructions of 16 models which are easy to follow for a five or six year old, perhaps with a little bit of help. There are only enough parts (135) to build some larger models by their own, but other models allow for the construction of two or three related models, such as a crane with a dump truck together. The model suggestions are various cars, trucks, boats, air crafts, and cranes.

    This set contains bigger form elements like a truck bed or the cabin which makes building for younger kids easier. But one does not have to follow instructions, and my daughter quickly started to enhance on the models. My younger children enjoy picking the models apart which my older daughter fixes again, so that the models gain their own dynamic. There are some smaller parts in this set so that it is not recommended for kids under the age of three without supervision. There are enough model suggestions in this set to keep a child busy for a couple of weeks.

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  2. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice product. Too pricey for what you get., December 28, 2013
    By 
    Glenn M. Muller (Westwood, NJ) –
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    This review is from: fischertechnik Junior Jumbo Starter (Toy)
    Having grown up with the original Fischertechnik (FT), I had high expectations when I purchased this kit for my children. I am somewhat disappointed. Here are a few of my observations:
    -This set is in a box that could easily fit 3 times the number of parts that it actually contains. Even with a substantial discount, it’s hard to justify the cost of this set based on the actual materials it contains.
    -Gone are the hard plastic containers which enabled the user to sort and pack the kit away with certainty that nothing was missing. This set comes with all of the parts loosely packed in a few plastic bags. The two plastic bins in the box are useless for sorting and storing the parts in an organized way. This is not a good scenario for use by small children.
    -The instructions are clear and easy to follow, but FT has created many more individual parts and therefore made it more difficult to assemble any given model.
    -FT has (sadly) followed the lead of Lego and geared its kits towards building specific models, and is thereby not encouraging creativity like the old kits did.
    Personally, I’m glad I have my old kits. As it currently stands, I can’t recommend buying the current FT kits at these prices.

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