As part of Science and Engineering week (14th – 23rd March) we have been asked to review some hands on products. Callum loves things that keep him busy and these certainly did the trick. The first item Callum decided to review was the Technokit Rivetz Dragon set from Interplay. This set has everything you need to make your very own dragon.
Inside the box you will find:
- 1 x Rivetz Gun
- 40 x Rivetz Rivets
- 40 x Rivetz Rivet Centres
- 30 x Printed card pieces
- 1 x Instruction manual
To assemble the dragon you need to fold and fix together the pre-cut / pre-printed card shapes. The shapes are easy to press out. You then need to carefully follow the instruction manual provided to see how each piece fits together. The instructions are clearly set out and each piece is clearly labeled on the back. The colours of the dragon are very bright.
The plastic rivet gun is easy to set up for use. The rivets can be quite tricky to get in place especially if you need to add more than two pieces together (sometimes its easier to get someone to hold the pieces in place whilst you rivet) but don’t worry if you make a mistake as they are easy to remove. You just take them out and start again.
This kit is recommended for children aged 8 years and over. Callum did struggle with a lot of the model so I helped him, I would definitely say for children who are 8 or slightly older do expect to be needed from time to time as it can be quite fiddly to do. But on the plus side this was an activity that we got to spend time together doing and we both enjoyed that as time on our own is something we rarely seem to get these days.
The dragon took us around 3 hours to complete in total. It is definitely a set that you need to take your time with. But it is a set that is worth the money you pay for it as it is something you can display once completed. Callum loves his dragon and is extremely proud of himself for being able to complete it (even if he did need my help). This set is priced at £14.99. Other sets are available to buy too. You can purchase it here
*I did not receive a financial payment for writing this review. However, I was sent this product for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are my own*