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Build It Construction Starter Set

product code: 115621

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With the brilliant Build It Construction Starter Set, your child can build their own exciting creations with the chunky shapes, nuts, bolts and tools. They can invent whatever they like.

The Build It Construction Starter Set is a real favourite, which offers your child a fantastic amount of building pleasure. This building set is the perfect starting point for your child to enjoy building whatever they want with all the fun pieces. All your child needs is their hands and imagination to make hundreds of unique toys. Your child can build a trolley, truck, dog, robot or wheelbarrow with the Build It Construction Starter Set – or they can invent their own unique designs. The Build It Construction Starter Set has 25 construction pieces, 54 nuts and bolts, a screwdriver and a spanner.

Quick facts:
• Build It Construction Starter Set for inventive building fun
• Over 75 fun pieces to play with
• Comes with screwdriver and spanner
• Your child can build endless fun inventions
• Compatible with all build it playsets

Great for your child's development:
The Build It Construction Starter Set is an inspiring open-ended building toy for your child to enjoy. This toy is fantastic for encouraging your child to think creatively, and for giving them the confidence to try out their own ideas. Your child will develop their problem-solving and thinking skills as they work on their models. Using the screwdriver and spanner on the nuts and bolts is a great way for your child to develop fine motor skills, which are so useful for playing, drawing, dressing and writing later on. Building toys – such as a vehicle or animal – is a fun start to imaginative play. Your child can build a robot dog, then enjoy bringing it to life as they enjoy some rewarding pretend play.

ELC star quality:
We love the Build It Construction Starter Set because it is a classic inspiring building toy that offers your child such rewarding play. This building set puts your child in charge, and because it is so wonderfully open-ended, your child will enjoy coming back to the Build It Construction Starter Set again and again. As they grow, your child can enjoy building more complex constructions, and inventing fun imaginative games to play with them. The combination of fun for little hands and exciting ideas for growing minds makes the Build It Construction Starter Set a really valuable toy, which will last your child for years of rewarding creative building play. Combine with other Build It sets for even more fun.

What you need to know:

Pack contents: Set includes 25 construction pieces, 54 nuts and bolts, a screwdriver and a spanner.

Other toys and accessories available separately.

Safety warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Playing tips:

Build a toy
Let's put the chunky building pieces together. We can use the spanner, or just our hands. We can make a trolley and push toys around in, or build a friendly robot with swivelling eyes.

Big imagination
Let's build something unique, and use our imagination to make it amazing. We can create a car, dog, dumper or weird dinosaur with a swivelling eye or two! The fun is in building and changing it, whenever we like.

Great for:
Building your own toys
Making new creations every day
Great practice for little hands
Learning to use a tool
Discovering how it works for yourself
Working together with Mum or Dad
Designing your own vehicle – or creature.

How does this help my child ?

  • Hand to Eye Coordination
    Hand to Eye Coordination

    This toy helps your child to develop good reflexes.

  • Problem solving
    Problem solving

    These toys teach your child to work things out for themselves.

  • Imagination

    This toy encourages your child to enjoy using their imagination.


  • Weight: 2.036 kg
  • Height: 28 cm
  • Width: 38 cm
  • Depth: 19 cm

Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the Build It Construction Starter Set

  1. Carly asked on
    I'm am thinking of buying this for my 2yr old boy for Christmas as he loves making things. Do you think this will be too old for him as it states from 3yrs?
    1. jill replied on
      . may need help, parts are quite big Screws e.t.c. It is a really good set. Half price in the early learning centre at present.
  2. Ruth asked on
    I'd like to buy this for my twin grandsons. Will one set be enough for both of them to play with?
    1. Sheila replied on
      Yes, they will get a great deal of fun helping each other to build something. To begin with just let them explore and learn how to fasten on nuts and bolts. Later on you might want to add to it if they want to build a sit on and ride and are not great at taking turns. Hope this helps.
  3. Syeda asked on

    I have a 2.5 year old and 1.5 year old. I was thinking of buying this for my older son but will the parts be safe for my 1.5 year as they tend to play together.
    1. John replied on
      it is a great set but I bought it for my 3-year old grandson so have no experience of the health and safety issues with a 1.5 year old. Sorry I can't be more helpful
  4. Anna asked on
    As soon as the pieces are built together and moved, they come apart... Is this supposed to happen?
    1. John replied on
      The tolerance on the screw threads is generous to enable children to engage the nuts. This, unfortunately tends to allow the screws to loosen
      Use the spanner to tighten as much as possible
      With my grandchildren we made the models short term and dismantled and moved onto something else. By doing this we got greater utilisation from the toy and the kids got the benefit of practice
      Hope this helps

    2. Victoria replied on
      I found the bolts and screws did start coming undone pretty quickly. Whether its supposed to happen, I don't know, but it is designed for 3year olds so maybe it is so they can use it easily?? Sorry cant help you. I just tighten the bolts up as much as I can
  5. Denise asked on
    How much use will a 5 year old get from this set?

    1. Ed replied on
      I would guess a 5-year-old would enjoy it, as it's good for inventing their own designs. My 3-year-old nephew, needs help putting the pieces together and tightening the nuts and bolts, whereas a 5-year-old should be able to do most of it by themselves. It's a bit like meccano but much less fiddly.
  6. lucy asked on
    hi there this looks great but ive just my boy the elc bosch drill and now wondering if the screw and bolt heads are specific to the build-it make ?what im really asking is does anyone know if the bosch childs drill head will fit with this toy range or do I need to buy the build it drill as well? thanks
    1. Carole replied on
      Hi Lucy, I am not sure if the Bosch drill bits will fit the bolt heads but from what I have seen from the play value it is more beneficial to the child to learn the skill of putting the nuts and bolts together by hand and using the hand held screwdriver and spanner(promotes good motor skills) maybe after your Son has learnt how to use his hands and fingers to both do up and undo the nuts then might be the time to move on to the drill bits, what I can say is, that it is likely the drill itself would cause more frustration than a learning tool. Good luck.
  7. A shopper asked on
    Hi I am just reading about how tall this is 28cm
    Is it small?

    1. Sue replied on
      I think that must be the size of the box it comes in (28x38cm)
      The boxes you build with are around 17cm square each and there are two.
      We've got the robot built at the moment and it stands at around 60cm.
      Hope that helps! It really is a lovely set x
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