A double mountain spiral Granny suggested? A challenge? We accept! So here it is and we have sent the link to Keira and Arya’s granny to prove we did it. And yes we did play with a little reverse footage just to spice things up ☺ There were a few tumbles but it was a great track to play with and we left it up for several days. It was actually quite sturdy!
A building blocks spiral train set layout was our mission this week. We decided to build one side higher than the other – which ended up being quite a tricky engineering feat. Once it was finished we had good fun playing with it. Keira even managed to get under one of the tracks and do a little dance within the layout 🙂 And yes the start is a little cheeky as it was played backwards — this was actually Keira taking the track down.
So for this one it was Arya and I. She had decided that the trains needed at least some sort of changing of tracks or directions. So she proceeded to grab trains off the train set as they went round. Sometimes they went back on, sometimes they disappeared never to be seen again. She enjoyed herself and it was fun.
Back home this week and we had the Mega Blocks out again. This time is was a massive forest of mega block toy towers and ramps. The bends were a little tricky and we had the engines going round at a really good speed — although we did have a couple of falls! But our trains are hardy — especially our little green train so no harm done. Keira insisted that Peppa Pig was included so she has pride of place on the shelves! We think our mega block train set was a huge success!
What if we made a track, which just went up? Round and round and round? Well this week we decided we’d find out. We call it the roundabout summit and its surprisingly sturdy. Our little brio engines also made it up alright — although going down was a slightly different story ☺ We weren’t quite sure how to finish it as the top but Keira was quite to find a solution! Check out the video as we reach the train summit.
Check out our other tracks here or on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/projecttraintracks
So I realised I was getting far to highbrow with our train tracks when Keira announced that the train running into the dolls potty was the most “awesome” train track we had ever done. Lesson learned — potty humour is always funny! This was our first track using lots of Mega Bloks and we decided we have more exploring to do with these.
This week we went all aerial – with the track almost all off the ground! We’ve built a few more supports and we have more to put together – so more flying train tracks are on the way! Our IKEA train sets are getting a serious workout and blue tack is our best friend 🙂
It was Keira’s 4th birthday today — so we did something a little different. We set up her new Tidmouth Sheds set (birthday present) and set a small track up around it. We then covered it in her birthday balloons (including a couple of special ones from her party) and sent the trains in. It was good fun and a nice little change from our huge track builds (back at it next week)!
So it’s 6am on a Sunday morning … what do you do? Go for a run round and round the living room of course! It was exhausting just watching them — at least I had the excuse that I was building the train track (not sure I could have kept up!). This week’s railway took a long time to make — we even took a break halfway through 🙂 It was great seeing Arya really playing with it a the end and Keira found our stacked furniture was good at keeping the tracks in place.
A trip to Grandma and Poppa’s with all our train sets was an epic event and lots of family fun. It was nice to have everyone helping out with the build and Aunty Melly had fun dancing over the train tracks with Keira. Somehow Tricky the cat didn’t seem at a all phased at having his house turned into a wooden railway for kids.