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Plus Plus Giveaway and Review

Plus Plus is an innovative Danish toy
As a thank you for helping with jokes, The Toadstool sent J and D a couple of packs of Plus Plus which you can find out more about here.

Essentially Plus Plus is a set of small building pieces shaped like two plus signs joined together. Whilst the shape is the same throughout the pack, there are various colours in each pack and neon colour packs are also available (see The Toadstool for colour and pack size options available to purchase).

As they love playing with building / construction type toys this was right up their street (and Daddy's too!) so after they had found their way through the pretty packaging from The Toadstool (items come wrapped in brightly coloured tissue paper, then boxed in a cardboard box with funky tape sealing it), they got straight to work.

Finding their way into the pretty Toadstool packaging!

7 year old D concentrating!

D makes a 'heart'

and handcuffs! 
Daddy joins in and makes a penguin, an ice-cream (!), and a cup of tea:
 
Penguin
 
Ice-cream (?)
 
A cup of tea

Oh, my mistake, looks like it was a mug of milkshake and not a cup of tea after all:
 
Pink milkshake
Here's an interesting finding we discovered. As regular readers will know, 9 year old J has Aspergers. Usually anything 'open-ended' causes him anxiety and stress and can lead to meltdown moments. So I imagined that he would only really be able to use the Plus Plus with close guidance from me or Daddy. But here's what we discovered...
 
Please excuse J's lack of T-shirt - His sensory difficulties have meant that he has spent most the summer without a t-shirt on!
J seemed to like the fact that he could decide to build anything he wanted and used the opportunity to build Moshi characters using Plus Plus. He looked up a character on our iPad and then copied it as closely as he could using the Plus Plus.

J builds a 'Microdave' moshling using Plus Plus
So the Plus Plus strapline of "Simplistic Shape. Endless Possibility" really did hold true in our household as I'm sure you can see from the wide range of things we were able to build. I was so pleased to have found a toy that both boys (aged 7 and 9) could work on independently, particularly given J's usual ASD difficulties. For more ideas of what to build, you can visit the Plus Plus linky hosted by The Toadstool and the Plus Plus Ideas board on Pinterest.

We think the bigger packs (of 600 pieces) would make great presents for children's birthdays or Christmas as they are something a little bit different and that makes it really exciting for kids (well it did for my children - they loved it!). The 250 piece sets or 100 piece sets are priced just right to make great stocking fillers or party gifts.

The Toadstool even gave me the idea of opening the packets of Plus Plus into a Christmas stocking for the children to rummage through to find their other gifts. Can you imagine their delight to find that the Plus Plus was then a toy in itself.

I can also imagine Santa leaving a trail of Plus Plus from the chimney to the Stockings hung on bedroom doors, or playing party games or treasure hunts with Plus Plus pieces hidden around the house and when you find them, you get to keep them and add them to your collection. My goodness the possibilities really are endless with Plus Plus.

In fact, the only negative, (if you can call it a negative) is that the 250 piece packets of Plus Plus look like packets of fudge and so I find I keep reaching for them to eat. But maybe that's just me!

GIVEAWAY:
So if you fancy winning your own pack of Plus Plus (250 piece pack), please fill in your details in the Rafflecopter below and leave a blog post comment telling us your favourite fact about Plus Plus from the information on The Toadstool's Plus Plus information page. (Please try refreshing the page if the rafflecopter widget isn't showing). Please note all comments left on this blog post are moderated and may take up to a few days to show.

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And if you don't win this giveaway, there are more giveaways on the Toadstool's Plus Plus linky page. You can keep an eye on The Toadstool's facebook page and on the Plus Plus UK facebook page to find out about other Plus Plus news too!

This rafflecopter giveaway is courtesy of The Toadstool and they are responsible for the fulfilment of the prize.

Disclaimer: We were sent two packets of 250 piece Plus Plus from The Toadstool as a thankyou gift for J and for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.
 
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124 comments:

  1. 'Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!'
    Love the look of these - nice to have a change from standard blocks and maxi hama beads!

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  2. Th fact they are so unique, the plastic is not harmful, and the creativity they create!

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  3. "Modelling magic for budding builders." I think they look like great fun, perfect for stocking fillers.

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  4. GREAT FUN FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE!

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  5. they are different and look fun

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  6. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  7. Modelling magic for budding builders - my son would love this!

    @ashlallan

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  8. they are so modern compared to the old building blocks . thanks for the chance to win this x

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  9. These would keep my daughter and friends entertained for hours

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  10. "Modelling magic for budding builders."

    Rachel Craig

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  11. "Endless possibility!!!" That sounds like lots of fun!! :D

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  12. Modelling magic for budding builders

    Harley Richardson x

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  13. modelling magic for budding builders

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  14. Simplistic shape. Endless possibility! my son would love this

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  15. Simplistic Shape, Endless Possibilities :)

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  16. Plus-Plus develops the imagination and creativity of children and appeals evenly to boys and girls predominantly within the ages 3 to 12 years. Once Plus-Plus® has been tried out it becomes a kid´s favourite. Many hours of intensive play.

    Sound good to me!

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  17. The fact it is shaped like two plus signs joined together.

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  18. they are different and look fun

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  19. a clever way of making and building different objects

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  20. 'Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!'

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  21. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  22. Very unusual which I guess spurs children on to be creative with them.

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  23. this looks like a different and fun way for the kids to build
    @sarahrees151286

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  24. modelling magic for budding builders

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  25. modelling magic for budding builders

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  26. modelling magic for budding builders

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  27. Simplistic Shape, Endless Possibilities

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  28. Modelling magic for budding builders
    as I've always adored alliteration

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  29. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  30. "Endless possibility!!!" Very creative.

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  31. Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!

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  32. A great toy to fire the imagination

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  33. You can recycle the pieces.

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  34. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  35. GREAT FOR FUN AND OLD ALIKE!

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  36. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  37. stimulates a child's creativity

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  38. they guarantee BPA, phthalate and PVC free toys

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  39. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  40. Modelling magic for budding builders. X

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  41. they guarantee BPA, phthalate and PVC free toys

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  42. they are different and look fun

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  43. Plus-Plus® develops the imagination and creativity of children and appeals evenly to boys and girls predominantly within the ages 3 to 12 years.

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  44. Modelling magic for budding builders :)

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  45. Simplistic shape. Endless possibility

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  46. i like - Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!

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  47. 'Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!'

    I feel like it could be the new lego

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  48. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  49. I think - Modelling magic for budding builders

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  50. I like that they are BPA, phthalate and PVC free

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  51. Modelling Magic for Budding Builders

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  52. Simplistic Shape,endless Possibilities,love this statement,as these will encourage loads of creativity

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  53. Nice to see a new way of building things. colourful too x

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  54. Modelling magic for budding builders -my autistic son absolutely loves building :)

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  55. Modelling magic for budding builders.

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  56. They are 100% BPA, phthalate and PVC free :)

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  57. Simplistic Shape - they really look great, my son would have lots of fun!

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  58. Endless possibilities would definitely keep my daughter busy :)

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  59. Simplistic shape. Endless possibility

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  60. working hard towards lower energy consumption and they’ve achieved an impressive 0% waste

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  61. NEVER SEEN THESE BEFORE MY LIL ONE WOULD HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH THESE

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  62. simple shapes, hope it keeps kids quiet

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  63. Pam Francis Gregory9 September 2013 at 13:52

    Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!

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  64. Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!

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  65. Modelling magic for budding builders :)

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  66. Modelling magic for budding builders.

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  67. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  68. Endless possibility! sounds like fun :)

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  69. They look like great fun and somethings that could keep my sons amused!
    Helen booth

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  70. Very different, they will allow my grandsons to be even more creative. Margaret McKay

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  71. Modelling magic for budding builders - my son has just built me a 'mountain' out of stones lol, these would be amazing for him :-)

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  72. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  73. Modelling magic for budding builders.

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  74. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  75. Let your creative juices flow, great prize

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  76. Modelling magic for budding young and old builders. will keep them entertained for hours

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  77. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  78. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  79. Simplistic Shape, Endless Possibilities

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  80. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  81. Plus-Plus® guarantees BPA, phthalate and PVC free toys. reassuring if you got kids that put in their mouths

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  82. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  83. endless possibilities. there really is!

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  84. fab for both young and old to enjoy together

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  85. "Modelling magic for budding builders."

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  86. "Endless possibility!!!" Hours of entertainment

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  87. modelling magic for budding builders!

    tarba_gill@hotmail.com

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  88. looks like it is enjoyable for all ages! I love seeing how different ages minds work with things like this.

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  89. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  90. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  91. never heard of them b4 but must say look like fun

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  92. Endless Possibility! Sounds great :)

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  93. Modelling magic for budding builders

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  94. Simplistic Shape, Endless Possibilities

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