Things I love: the Dreamup edition

imageSo all this talk about Duplo I am doing has me thinking about, and wanting to share, my absolute, bonafide, favourite new discovery.

A few months back I came across a picture on Pinterest.

Yep.

I know!!!

Mind.Blown.

Needless to say, whatever it was that made this engineering feat of sheer brilliance possible, I had to have it.

imageIt’s no secret that train tracks are where it’s at in our household, day in, day out. It’s what we do. We’re train people. Or we are now. Thanks be to the good people at Thomas and friends. We own every track, tunnel, crane connector, wood chipper, turn table, bridge and level crossing that granny money can buy. But something was missing from our lives. Just think…to be able to use special connectors to merge the fun of wooden railways and duplo or lego together? Well that’s just the stuff dreams are made of.  I’m not even kidding.

So now, thanks to Dreamup Toys…that’s exactly what we can do! The idea is simple (so simple I never would have been able to figure out how to engineer it, not in a month of Sundays). It’s a plastic track piece that fits together with your standard wooden railway tracks. It works its magic thanks to a row each side of the track, as well as on the underside of the connector, that will affix to your duplo or lego pieces. Dreamup Toys are the brain child Connecticut based mum of three, Kristen, and the man behind the magic, her genius (yep, I said it!!!) husband Tom. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Dreamups have my littles thinking BIG, and there’s just no end to what we can create with our railways. Raised levels and platforms, stations, viewing docks, tunnels of any height, that any sized toy train of your choosing can fit through. If you can dream it up, you can do it. Hours of fun. Let me stress that again…HOURS.

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These are just about my most favourite find in the history of ever, because they’ve completely revolutionised how my littles play with their railway. Thus allowing me time to do important, busy, grown up things like coffee drinking, and writing this blog.

If you have mini engineering enthusiasts in your household like I do, you can (nay, must!) join the adventure by visiting Dreamup Toys, they’re such a great gift idea to inspire budding little builders. All I can say is, for the love of trains, get on board!

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