Oh, traveling families or former history majors like me who love really ancient things, this is definitely something you want to bring with to the beach. Why build regular sand castles, when you can build a famous landmark? (I really wish I’d heard of this when we went to the Mayan Riviera a few months ago!) I’ve seen a few of these Hape famous landmark sandtoys at Nordstrom Seattle downtown and Kid’s Club at Uvillage or on Fatbraintoys.com which was the cheapest at just under $3 and I just had to get one. (I may even try putting some Plaster of Paris into the mold to see if we can make a pyramid that we can paint. I’ll let you know if that works!) I’m not sure who likes it better, me or the guys, but I hope we can take it on some far away adventure soon.
This toy also comes in Coloseum, Parthenon, Pyramid and Taj Mahal which could make for a very cool history lesson in the sand. Regular bucket shapes just doesn’t seem as cool.
(PS. another travel thing I have my eye on is the new travel crates from Kiwi Crate. I haven’t used one yet, but they seem like a really great idea for our next trip.)