You know, that toy that used to be made by the same company that now makes the Star Wars themed DIY design kits?I decided recently to import some samples from China, because when the copyrights fell off the design of the amazing brick system of course hundreds of Asian factories came with their own box.So I suspect this brand actually makes the minimum required number of different size bricks to make it's models.This is a valid business strategy, but to the more discerning little builder it might feel bit of a hassle.They employ a similar tactic of using the blocks next to each step to show how a portion of that step should be built.Whether it's the wheel of the ship, or just how a few block should be arranged.They even threw in some sea-salt glitter in the boat's wooden parts.Some results (The one upside down: The white plate is genuine Denmarkian plastic): Well, I picked the fire squad set with my mother in mind, but after writing and reading-back this review, I am actually hesitant about giving it to her.
Also on the figurines the joints feel good, the hands snap in, allowing easy rotation without constantly falling out.
And it certainly does not add to structural integrity.
The colours go more towards the old 1990's standard, the smaller parts the figurines seem to hang more towards the end of the 1980's.
This may be because it's a helicopter and not a boat, but on the other hand KAZI had a helicopter and those parts were a much nicer fit.
So on the one hand Sluban wins here because of the re-usability of the bricks (all standard), on the other hand I think a few extra parts could have helped the design greatly to reduce some unfavourable edges.