As you all know we love BRIO in this house. L has an amazing BRIO collection that he uses with his railway set and also just in general small world play. They get used a lot, so we were really happy to be able to review the BRIO Rescue Firefighting Train.
The BRIO Rescue Firefighting Train is a fab addition to an existing railway set and to add to your larger BRIO world. L loves using it to rescue any other train, person, building or animal that may be in dire peril and it is really fun to watch his imagination run wild.
The Rescue Firefighting Train consists of three carriages. A hose and ladder unit. The hose really unwinds and winds back up, such fun and of course the ladder raises too.
Then there is a tanker unit for all the water I’m informed by the child. The actual tank has a magnet so can be lifted on and of the carriage if you happen to have a building with a crane action, which of course we do, he can build a track long enough to take in multiple rooms now!
The final carriage is the engine. It is actually designed to sit in the middle of the other two carriages, though of course you can pop them in any order. But the fun thing this carriage has is a quick release action. There is a button on the top, which when you press it, pops a plastic cover over the connector magnets and forces the attached carriages off. It’s great!
There is a reasonably fair mix of the classic wooden style of BRIO that we all know and love and practical plastic additions that all all the fun gameplay. I would always rather see more wood than plastic, but I can see exactly why each choice has been made on this train.
I know this is going to last us for years and years and I think the build quality alone warrants the investment, but it’s the little things that set it apart too. The design, the fun, the ease of use. I can’t fault it. L has already been playing with his train set for a few years and I haven’t seen the enthusiasm drop at all, it is just growing with us.
The BRIO Rescue Firefighting Train retails at £19.95 and is suitable for ages 3+.
Our previous Brio reviews:
- BRIO police station
- BRIO Cargo Helicopter
- BRIO Farm Set
- BRIO Central Train Station
- BRIO Airplane
- BRIO Train Garage
Disclosure – we were gifted our Rescue Firefighting Train in return for an honest review, all thoughts, opinions and images are my own.