Toy Corner: Big Jigs Marble Run – Three Little Pigs

The summer months seem to have whizzed by me this year. I don’t know if it’s because I have had my nose to the ground catching up or simply because time flies when you’re having fun.

Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been sipping cocktails on the beach – but I have been enjoying time with my son and husband. Besides, all work and no play makes me a dull girl, and all play with the right toys makes for the most fun for kids (and sometimes moms) – enter Big Jigs Marble Run from Three Little Pigs.


I am a huge fan of the Rube Goldberg machine and inventions that require engineering a structure that creates a series of fun actions – a huge fan – I could watch them for hours.

So when the Big Jigs Marble Run landed at our door, I struggled to hide my own excitement. Sure enough, when the blocks came out and the marbles rolled down the rails, there was joy and giggles all around.


The box contains 52 pieces, it is designed in Great Britain, safety tested and claims to help develop dexterity, imagination, creativity, and coordination.

Although the Big Jigs Marble Run is aimed at children 3 years and over (probably because of the marbles), I supervise while Henry has a go and I get to have some fun too. This is one of those toys suitable for ages 3 to 99, and it never gets dull.


The blocks in the box (say that 3 times fast) are brightly coloured building or structure blocks and the natural wooden blocks serve as rails that allow the marbles to run from one rail to another. The unpainted wooden blocks are cleverly designed to allow the marble to roll down to the next hole and make its way through to another rail to complete the run.

We set up a course, rolled the marbles in one after another and it was sheer delight.


In terms of all the things this toy promises to help develop – a resounding yes in all areas.

The blocks are made of high quality plain wooden rails and painted decorative wooden blocks. The box they come in has a plastic handle so it can be used as a case to store the blocks in too.

As far as wooden toys go, Big Jigs toys are ace in our book.


You can purchase the Big Jigs Marble Run from Three Little Pigs. And while you’re there have a look at their vast collection of Big Jigs toys among other quality and original fun gifts and toys for kids. It’s our go to shop for great toys like these.


Visit Three Little Pigs on Facebook to find out more about their products and various fun and educational events held right in the shop.

{Note: this is a sponsored post, and A Bird with a French Fry was provided with Big Jigs Marble Run from Three Little Pigs. All opinions are my own.}

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