What is it
The cheeky pigs are spying on the sheep over the enclosure stone wall. They bob up and down on smooth round cams trying to get a better look. Their expressions suggest they are up to something naughty too!
The Three Pigs is part of a whole Shaun the Sheep range of mechanical kits and also that no glue is required so that they can be taken apart and re-built as many times as the child wants.
What our team of testers said
"Let's make it again." - Boy aged 4
"I like the pigs going up and down." - Girl aged 4
- Creates a working mechanical model that children can experiment with
- Encourages logical thinking and problem solving
- Great practice for following instructions
What our experts think
This is a great way to bring simple mechanics into the hands of young kids with the fun familiarity of Shaun the Sheep! Our younger testers needed a bit of help to put the model together but after their first go, had enough confidence to do it themselves. Building the model also encourages children to follow instructions and persevere to complete it.
The children loved building something they could operate, and we even saw older children modifying their model – taking out the cams to control which pigs moved – showing that they understood how the model worked. This is great for developing logical thinking and problem solving.
- RRP: £19.95
- Brands: Timberkits Ltd
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Construction toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development