About five years ago, my two year old grandson pointed to the YouTube icon on my laptop. His parents said he loves to watch YouTube videos so I clicked through. I searched for some things I thought a kid might like and soon he was pointing to something that popped up on the sidebar.
It was a video of Rokenbok figures “playing” construction workers. He loved it and pointed to another and another and another. I don’t have to tell you what he got for Christmas that year.
This toy is amazing. They don’t have affiliate links that I know of but I’m writing about it because I think it’s such great value for the money. The sets all work together and seem like a cross between Lego and Lego robotics. A two year old can happily drive the remote controlled sweeper truck but he or she will quickly grow into building things. Building things grows from a simple structure to more complex road ways and construction sites. As you add to your children’s collection they can even build a small town or a busy airport.
Our daughter-in-law bought a large Rubbermaid tub with a lid that fastens down and the kids (his sister likes to play with Rockenbok too) keep their growing collection there. They play on a small area rug and that makes it easy to keep the pieces contained.
It’s a toy I enjoy playing with them. I think one advantage it has over Lego is that once they build a toy car or plane, it stays together. You can’t just pull a Rockenbok build apart. You have to use the special metal tool they provide to “unlock” the pieces. To me, they get to enjoy the build and that’s part of the play. But then they can actually play with their build – driving the vehicles, moving the figures around the set they built, moving and sorting balls on a construction site, etc. As they play, they think of more things they need and they get busy building that. We’ve spent hours with it and it’s enjoyable and fun.
My social security check hit our checking account. I’m so thankful we get to save this money and this deposit will take us up another level.
Today’s Deposit: $839.69
Level Completed: 176 out of 251
Amount Deposited this month: $1,216.89
Total Balance: $27,106.73
Our Money Game fund has increased 4.7% so far this month.
$1,043.11 is needed to reach the next level