55 pieces of connectable and interchangeable parts that can be used to build a free-from dragon, serpent, or other creature.
Pieces include eyes, wings, heads, legs, foam fire, and large ‘body’ pieces, but also connectors, so the number 55 may seem a little misleading.
Mix and match pieces, letting the imagination flow. Pieces can be connected in a myriad of varieties. Creations can be broken down again to be rearranged later, or glued in place to create a one-of-a-kind toy.
Challenging children to stretch their imaginations, this toy not only allows for very open-ended play, but also acts as a tool to teach children about weight distribution and balance of an object. The parts may fit together in many, many ways, but only certain combinations will be able to stand upright without tipping over.
Assembly requires decent hand-eye coordination and can help improve a fine motor skills.
The parts are well made, with some pieces in this set being metallic in color. Eyes, wings, legs, and squiggly shapes add character and a friendly sense of play to this toy.
We have gotten a fair amount of mixed feedback regarding interacting with the toy. Some users report having absolutely no trouble getting the pieces to stay together once connected, while other users say the creations fall apart at the slightest touch. Some users find the parts easy for children to pull apart and rearrange, while others find that even adults have trouble getting the pieces to release. This points to either very different opinions of how strongly the toy should connect in the eye of the users, or poor quality control of the toy. We are unable to account for this difference in experiences.
Not all users were able to get the fire-shaped foam pieces to connect properly, either. Those who did were very happy with the result. Those who weren’t were rather disappointed. After all, what’s the point of a dragon if it doesn’t let forth with fire?
Users do agree though, that the shapes are fun, and there are many ways to build a creature. Some combinations just make more sense in regard to assembling a creature that can stand on its own legs, but figuring out what will work and what won’t is really part of the fun.
The container the toy comes in may not be suitable over the long term. Though it is sturdy enough, some users report having difficulty getting all the pieces to fit back into the tube unless they were arranged ‘just so.’ This can be frustrating, so we recommend possible storing the pieces in another, larger container.
The manufacturer recommends this toy for ages 5 - 105. Accurate for the most part, we suspect that young children, older teens, and even adults will enjoy this toy. However, early teens may think themselves just too cool, preferring electronic devices.
- Wipe down pieces with damp cloth
- Wash parts with warm water and soap
For more in-depth information on how to clean this type of toy, please see our blog, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
This set is compatible with the rest of the Bonz series, such as the GloBonz Deluxe and Box O’ Bonz.
This toy contains small pieces, so please keep out of reach of young children who are still putting objects into their mouths.