Thursday, May 8, 2014

Personalized, Engraved Wooden Train Tracks and Adapters by Woodpeckers.ch (Review with Giveaway, Ends 05/23/14, Worldwide, Six Winners)

Disclosure: We received two free personalized train tracks in exchange for our honest opinion about them.
 
















Woodpeckers.ch is a small family run hobby/business in Switzerland. They engrave original BRIO tracks that are compatible with the other main makes of wooden train sets and use EIMASS or Swarovski Crystals to add a little 'bling'. They also make BRIO DUPLO Adapters which combine both these worlds of play, making it possible to build bridges and train tracks as high as you like!
 
Woodpeckers.ch can often ship 2 tracks together for the price of 1 - depending on the weight of the tracks when finished. They try to do this outside Europe in particular. If this happens, they will refund the extra postage back to you.




 


Having a wide age gap of 8+ years between my children, I enjoy it when the kids can find something to have fun with together. For about the last year, they have both really been into trains, particularly Thomas and Friends. Daniella has a vast collection containing over forty wooden trains from Thomas and Friends. They had a small figure eight train track set as well.


 


When I discovered Woodpeckers.ch, I was ecstatic at the possibility of adding to their tracks with something a little special. Woodpeckers.ch made each of my children an engraved track, personalized with their name and blue Swarovski crystals (they also share a favorite color!). I was thrilled to see them arrive and Brandon and Daniella were excited to add the tracks to their playtime.

 

^These are adapters made by Woodpeckers.ch.^

Use these adapters to combine Duplo and your wooden train tracks to make hills, bridges, mountains etc. The adapter holds the track and the Duplo /Lego together without slipping and collapsing.

The adapters consists of one short wooden track and one piece of Duplo.

Duplo and LEGO are also compatible so you can also build higher tracks using Lego too.

We ship the Duplo brick and wooden track as separate pieces not glued together to reduce the shipping cost. As individual pieces we can post them as a letter rate around the world, compared to a parcel which is expensive within and from Switzerland. You will have to glue them together yourself or use them as a two piece adapter.

 

These pictures show some examples of how you can use the adapters. I think this sounds like a really neat idea!!

 

My children have really enjoyed adding their own special personalized tracks to their imaginative play. They built various track structures and add their wooden town and wooden cars to their trains. Daniella is excited that she recently learned how to make a circle out of the tracks by herself. The tracks made by Woodpeckers.ch are of excellent quality and have held up really well to my kids throwing them back in their basket during clean up time.

 

Connect with Woodpeckers.ch-

Website - www.woodpeckers.ch (Their website is in German, but has a button for English and it links straight to their shop on ETSY - this is probably the best way for you to buy from them.)







Woodpeckers.ch has generously offered a giveaway for SIX winners:
3 engraved straight BRIO tracks (with/without glass diamante - which ever is preferred) 1 track per customer so a total of 3 people can win one.
3 sets of x2 BRIO DUPLO Adapters - 1 set per customer so a total of 3 people can win one.

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