The Trash Robot uses household waste items as the basis for creating a robot, in fact a set makes 2 robots. This is like a bit like junk modelling, but with wheels that work and cool stickers/arms/eyes to add on to make your own robot character. You can use a plastic bottle, drinks can or carton (the size and sort that a pink of milk used to come in).
In Play I was impressed by how easy it was to construct the robot. Henry (at just turned 5) was able to put the base together almost unaided and without the assistance of the instructions. The googly eyes provided have sticky bits on the back – just peel off the backing (help from adult needed here). Googly eyes are often a bug bear of mine as they can be difficult to attach, but these were fine. There is a wide and generous array of stickers provided to decorate the robot and conveniently you can cut the sheet down the middle to provide a set for each robot.
Overall This is a good quality crafting/science toy and would be suitable its advertised age group of 5+, but I would use for a younger age group too with more supervision.
I’m really pleased to be able to offer one to our readers. Usual 92three30 rules apply.