Back on the 10th May I posted about ARCKIT's Kickstarter Campaign which you can read about here. Luke loves LEGO and building things so was thrilled when I told him that ARCKIT were going to send one of their building kits for us to review.
ARCKIT is a freeform architectural modelling system that allows you to physically explore designs and bring your ideas to life with speed and precision. Based on modern building techniques and a 1.2m/4ft grid to scale, the ‘click and connect’ modular components make it possible to create a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled, endlessly modified and finished to perfection.
ARCKIT is designed for children aged 12 and up, so at 11 Luke was just under the recommended age and once he had worked out what to do he didn't seem to have any problems building the house.
We received the ARCKIT GO PLUS kit which contained 175+ pieces, 5 pre-printed A5 sheets and an instruction sheet. As we had never built with ARCKIT before Luke used the instructions to make the model pictured on the box.
The instructions were shown as pictures however Luke did think that the steps could have been explained a little better. Some of the pieces were very similar and it was difficult to know if you had selected the right piece. He ended up taking his model apart a few times before he completed it. He said that the pieces were easy to connect together and he enjoyed building the house once he got the hang of it.
We think it is a great building toy and it has kept him busy over the weekend, he has already asked for another kit so he can build more models!
We thought this is a great set for keen builders and budding architects It's educational and there's even a STEM education programme using ARCKIT for schools.
We received this ARCKIT kit for the purpose of the review but all words and opinions are our own.