May 04, 2013

Soapbox Saturday - Fort Magic and a GIVEAWAY

Today I'm really excited to tell you about a product that you and your kids will love - Fort Magic.  Of all the things I've reviewed in the past few years, this is definitely one of my very, very favorites.  Fort Magic is an amazing kit to help you build all sorts of forts, playhouses, and more.

It comes with TONS of pieces and lots of plans/ideas for building your own forts.

When the box arrived we dropped everything to try making our first fort.  We tried the pirate ship.  It was huge!  I didn't realize the size of the forts you could make with this kit.  The boys had fun playing in this for quite a while.

The next day we built a secret fort, which only superheroes were allowed into.

I seriously had to sneak this picture fast, because I wasn't allowed inside.  See how big it is though?  That's inside the fort.

We also made a tunnel for secret exiting.

After a week of playing in the secret fort, the boys wanted to build something they could sleep in together.

We built this massive fort. 

And lately they've been taking turns sleeping in this smaller tent we built.

So, as you can tell this fort has gotten a LOT of use already.  Here's what I love about Fort Magic:

- It's easy to put together.  My boys (3 and 5) can't build it themselves because they need a little help, but they can do a lot.  They look at the picture and try to figure out the plans.  They can get the tubes to fit together.  It's great learning, in the same way that Legos are.

- I love toys that use the boys' imaginations.  No plugging in.  No lights.  No annoying noises.  Just plain fun.

- The kit includes fabric clips to attach the fabric to the pipes.  This makes it so that things stay put.

- My boys get upset when their homemade forts collapse on them.  This isn't an issue with Fort Magic.  It's nice and sturdy.

- It's a fun activity we can do together.  I actually really like building the forts, too.  No joke.

- They can grow with it.  This isn't a toy they will be too big for in a year or so.  I think you could be pretty old and still really enjoy this.

While there isn't much I can say I didn't like about the kit, here are two little things to consider:

- Some of the forts are really big, so you need a fairly big open space to build them in.

- It isn't inexpensive.  I would call it a great "grandma gift."  It's a lot of money for a toy, but I really do feel it's worth the price tag.  You couldn't buy that much piping for that price.  Plus the plans and ideas are great.

This one's the next one we're planning to attempt.

I think we might actually make fort building a part of our Mommy Summer School.

Fort Magic was a top seller on Amazon last Christmas.  I can't say enough good about it.  For more info, you can visit their site HERE, or find them on Facebook HERE.

And, if you'd like to WIN a Fort Magic kit yourself you can like them on their facebook page and then come back here and leave a comment saying you did.  One entry per person.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.  Giveaway will end and winner will be announced on next Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Disclosure: I was given this kit at no cost, but not paid to write about it.  I sincerely think it would rock any kid's world :)


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