Remember last year when we raved about the Eitech Classic Construction Vehicles Set? Not only do we still love it and look forward to building with it every chance we get, now we’ve added to our Eitech love with the addition of the newly released Space Needle model.
To commemorate the building’s 50th anniversary, Eitech has released a mini model of Seattle’s iconic needle that is sure to delight any little builder as well as anyone that loves Seattle. Since we fall into both of those categories, I was really excited to get my hands on the set and see the finished product.
As soon as our metal building kit arrived, I dumped the contents on the counter and we all got to work. I was extremely relieved that even their mini sets come with all the tools they need for assembly as I didn’t want to have to go digging for mini tools in order to start, and I was also relieved that it looked like a fairly easy build.
The kiddos were extremely interested in the project so we had to keep it up high and away from our little guy, but our 4 year old daughter turned out to be quite the little builder. While the instructions are all step-by-step and detailed, they have tiny little details that would be hard for her to get from just a picture, so we simply explained the instructions or showed her a piece we had already built and had her replicate it.
I loved seeing her look of concentration as she built and watching her fine motor skills improve with every bolt she tightened. Since hubby loves building things and tinkering with models, she’s going to have a lot of building experience by the time she hits her teens, and I love that Eitech is the perfect medium for getting her started and we can simply move up to more advanced models as she is ready.
Even with letting the kiddos help, we still finished our project in record time. A little over an hour after we started we had our finished Space Needle model and every last nut and bolt was tightened. Immediately, it was clear to everyone that the Space Needle was simply too adorable to take apart and it wouldn’t be going back into the box in pieces. Luckily, at 6 1/2 inches, the Eitech Space Needle is smaller than I had anticipated which will make it perfect for displaying in the office year round or even up on the shelf in the world traveler bedroom.
If you love Seattle or even if you just love building, I would highly recommend the 50th anniversary Eitech Space Needle as a great project. Not only is it fun to build either alone or as a team, the finished model is absolutely adorable and sure to be a great conversation starter. Be sure and check out Eitech’s full line of building kits this holiday season to keep any little builder busy. From working models to solar powered motors, Eitech has you covered.
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A big thank you to Eitech for sending their Space Needle Building Kit to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.