Waffle Blocks Steam TrainWaffle Blocks Steam Train

Waffle Blocks Steam Train

byLittle Tikes

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The only easy-for-small-hands construction block system that simply takes a bit of imagination to create so many BIG possibilities.

Key Features

  • Playset comes with 173+ pieces to build train car, station and tracks
  • Sounds included.
  • Train produces real steam!
  • Store Bag Included
  • Exclusive Figures Included
Product name:Waffle Blocks Steam TrainProduct dimensions:81" H × 48" W × 11.5" LShipping dimensions:26" H × 8" W × 15.75" LShipping weight:9 lbs.UPC:050743643132

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 7

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible toy! DO NOT BUY! They are not easy to build as an adult, let alone a child. When you do finally figure out how to build it, pieces fall off less than a minute of playing with them! Our set was even missing pieces. We couldn't play with it because we had to wait on pieces to be shipped! Never will I ever buy a waffle block anything!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Missing pieces Its missing pieces the instructions do give step by step but the pieces are hard to snap together I have to look closely at the pictures to make sure they are in the right order then take it apart and redo it because the diagrams are wrong
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Customer service was helpful The beginning page of the instructions state it comes with 24 dark grey waffle blocks, and it does. However going through the instructions 27 dark grey waffle blocks are needed. Called customer service and they are sending out the 3 missing blocks that will be here in 3-5 days. I would only recommend this product if the pieces that were needed actually came with the product.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not impressed Was very difficult to assemble. Waffle blocks do not just snap together. Takes a lot of effort to snap them into place. Did not even have enough colors in the package to build the station, bridge and train. The steam is not even noticeable and you have to push the button like 3 times just to get it to make a noise. My son loves trains and played with this $50 toy for a total of 5 minutes, after an hour of assembly, before he moved on to his other train toys.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps kids attention for awhile! My two boys, almost 4 years old And 21 months old love this toy! It's engaging enough for the oldest to use his imagination and do pretend play, yet easy enough for my youngest to put the blocks together himself and roll trains along the tracks. It is a sturdy, substantial set that I would recommend for children of various ages!
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I probably wouldn't buy this product again. It's very cute and my kids were excited at first. It's very hard to push along the tracks without it coming off the tracks, so you need to push it super slow. My kids got bored with it quickly. Compared to other Little Tikes toys, The Waffle Blocks Steam Train is not a good purchase I'm sorry to say.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SO many pieces!! I received this product to test and review. At first sight, it was a bit overwhelming with the amount of pieces in the box. Besides color, they all looked the same. Took a deep breath and my husband and I dug into the instructions. It took almost an hour to set the barn up and the track, that's with tiny hands "helping." The kids were quite impatient, as kids can be, so it was a struggle to keep them from tearing it all apart as we were building. Here are a few points to note: The pieces, themselves, were easy to put together -- they just fit like puzzle pieces. The instructions, thankfully, were easy to follow as well. The barn wasn't as sturdy as I hoped it would be...since there isn't reinforcement inside, it could have easily fallen apart with minimal force. Once the track was laid out, the kids played with the set up for over an hour. The train was sturdy, quality-made and rode smoothly on the track. Our main issue was the amount of space the set took up! 12 feet of track came out to about 5'x3' on the floor. We don't have the size room needed to keep the train set out, so as soon as we were done playing with it, we had to take it apart and put it away. So, it's a process when the kids want to play with it again, having to set up and take down. The kids' favorite part was the steam -- yes, real steam! You fill up the small syringe with water and put it into the reservoir in the top of the one train, hit the button, and it sends steam out. Word of caution -- this reservoir is not spill proof. Though it's only a small amount of water you can put in, it still does leak. All in all, it's a great toy. My kids are 18 months and 3.5 years old, so they might enjoy it to the fullest when they're a bit older. But it still keeps their attention and they have fun with it now. It's made with great quality and will probably last a long time because of it.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The kids love it! This Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Train Set is great for young ones! It keeps them entertained for hours. It is very easy to assemble and the quality is great. It's dishwasher safe and even has a mesh storage bag. I have purchased other brands and they didn't compare to this type of detail and quality. This is a classical train set that they can play with for years to come. The kids scream in delight over y the waffle blocks that are so fun putting together and the steam! I received this item for an unbiased review. My opinion would be the same if I had bought it and I am buying another one for my niece who fell in love with. This is one toy you will be happy you bought.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waffle Blocks Train is a bit of a dud The Waffle Blocks Train set seems good in theory, but is definitely not my favorite train set. The waffle blocks are kind of difficult to snap together (definitely too hard for my 3 year old to do on his own), but they come apart fairly easily. There are SO many pieces to this set, so it has the ability to get really messy, really fast. I also don't think it's very attractive when it's all put together-it's pretty bulky. There are a few things that I do like about this set- the real steam feature and the realistic sounds on the train are definitely a hit with my son. It comes with a mesh bag to store all of the pieces in, which is nice. Overall, I think other train sets are better for small kids. An older child who can put the blocks together his or herself may get more enjoyment out of this one.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Got this for free in exchange for review I got this for free in exchange for a review. It was an ok toy, I hated how many pieces there are. My son did not want the pieces to stay together and they got everywhere. Not a fun toy to clean up. Would only recommend for older kids.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Grandkids Were Screaming With Excitement! I got the Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Train to do a review and oh my goodness, as soon as I pulled the box out of the shipping box 3 of my grandkids (ages 4, 2 & 8 months) all went crazy with excitement! We got it out of the box as fast as we could. It is a nice big set, hard and durable and it comes with a mesh bag although the longest pieces don't fit in it and I know the mesh bag most likely won't last long due to the pieces possibly making holes or rips in it. The pieces go together somewhat easily but they come apart too easy. Building the building the pieces kept coming apart and the building kept trying to cave in while building it. The instructions are very easy to read and to understand. My grandkids pull this out at least once a day to play with it, especially the 2 year old, she will put the track together herself and play. Although the pieces don't stay together very well I do recommend this toy since my grandkids really like it and they do play with it. They love building things with blocks or building with anything so this was a great new toy for them.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay For Trains I had no idea little tikes made waffle blocks train till I received it in the mail for my son. He got it for his 4th Birthday and was so excited. A couple days later I sat down with him to put it together. The instructions were easy to follow and it was educational for him to help because he would have to find the different colors and then count out the pieces we needed. It didn't take us long to put it together. When we were done building it he played with it for hours. I would definitely get this product again or get it for someone else.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them........I would buy again! Grandkids come overall the time....ages 10,8, and 3. They were excited when I showed them the box. The kids love Waffle Blocks. The steam engine worked great and tooted. The blocks are VERY sturdy. Our 3 year old has special needs and she loved pushing the engine. She also loved the little people and animals that came with the set. I plan on buying other pieces since the set is expandable. Great value! Good for imaginary play!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FUN This toy brought so much fun to my kids. They are excited to open and came up to pieces. It's easy to play and they love it. Brings fun at the same time exercising their mind.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product! I have a 2 and a 4 year old that loved building and playing with this set. I love the size of the pieces for little hands and how easy they are to clean. This set really lets their imagination run wild! My oldest loves trains and he played with it for hours. My youngest wasn't as good at building it but enjoyed putting pieces together and playing with the cow and the train conductor. They both had so much fun and ask to play with it daily. I highly recommend the Little Tikes train set!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun & Durable My girls (2 & 3) loved playing with these! We played for hours and building was with these was just as fun and as exciting as tearing them apart! The blocks themselves are very durable! My 2 year old is very destructive and will try and chew, rip or break anything she can and I honestly think this is one of the first toys we have gotten that she can't destroy. She tried chewing the blocks, but they're so strong that it hardly did anything. Big win! The set comes with tons of blocks for making buildings & the train and includes people, animals, track pieces, and trees & cacti. You can add 3 AA batteries to the train for real train sounds and even real steam at the push of a button, which was the coolest part! It's not hot so it's totally safe and easy to use and refill with water. There is even a zippered mesh bag included for storage when you're done playing, but since the pieces are so heavy duty, I'm not sure how long the storage bag will last you. The only con I found was that some of the pieces are hard to push together like the small square "window" pieces. I'm 33 and even had a difficult time, so younger kids may need some help for sure. My family loved this set and the best part is that it will be fun for years!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids Loved It! My daughter and son loved the waffle blocks train set. They thought it was so cool that it actually made steam. As a mom looking at the toy, the blocks themselves are really great quality, they are sturdy and big enough for my kids to easily put them together. They also aren't impossible to clean up since the pieces aren't tiny - which also makes it safe for my baby to be around when my older kids are playing. My kids were much more interested in this then they have been with some other building toys that we have bought them. I would highly recommend this to people with young boys and girls!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun For Years to Come! My three year old son is crazy about trains, so I was thrilled to learn about this set. The design is cute, engaging, and I was pleasantly surprised about its large size. Since receiving this toy, it has been my son's top choice for playtime, with him playing with it for at least 3-4 hours each day. The waffle pieces allow him to not only play with the set as designed, but also to create his own designs. The pieces are well-made and I believe they will stay in excellent condition through years of use. The only downside to this set is that younger children will likely need help when playing with the set. I had to build the train, cart, and building, while my son was able to put the tracks together. During play (my son is quite rough, so this might not be the case with other children), we do have to put the tracks back together and re-attach the smaller pieces that go on the train fairly often. It is a quick fix, but it will be nice when my son is able to put them back on without me. I believe this toy will be one that will keep his attention for years to come!
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A toy that grows with your kids The Waffle blocks steam train comes with lots of pieces so there are plenty for multiple children to play together. This toy is one that will definitely grow with my children. My kids are almost 2 and 4 and are both able to snap the blocks together and just build using their imagination. If the children are wanting to use it as a train set at this stage I have to build it and set it up for them as it is too difficult for them to build following directions on their own. I believe in a couple years my older hold would be able to construct the set himself so I can see them using this toy for many years. My children both loved the fact the train can blow steam when you add water.The pieces are very easy to clean and so far seem to be very durable. My children have both enjoyed this toy and we have had fun times as a family all playing with this toy together. It is a nice added touch that the toy comes with a reusable net bag to store the pieces.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large toy, sturdy but time consuming to set up Overall this is a great product, however it was very time-consuming to put together and then it took about 45 minutes… and only about two minutes from my daughter to take apart. The individual pieces are very sturdy and connect strongly with each other. During the set up it was hard to know which colors were needed at times plus there were additional pieces, which could be good or bad depending how you think of it. I personally kept thinking I did something wrong because there's extra pieces left. I feel like this toys better suited for kids that are older maybe around five or six as my daughter who is two would rather take apart the train then play with it on the tracks. Once you get things set up it takes over the entire room is there an estimate in total it's 4' x 8'. The part does come with some small animals and people would end up being my daughters favorite part of the whole thing. Again overall it's a great product very sturdy and of good quality, I would definitely buy it for a friend who had a little boy that was older.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Hand Eye Coordination and Fine Motor Development When the Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train arrived in the mail, my one and three year old children were so excited. They started trying to build with the waffle blocks as soon as I opened the box. Since you need to follow directions to build the train, I built the train and they worked on connecting the track blocks together. My one year old lost interest in the tracks and instead played with the people and animal toys included. They also built some random items with the remaining waffle blocks. They were so excited about the steam that the train makes. Even my husband thought that the steam feature was awesome. I love the fact that it came with a mesh storage bag. I hesitate to buy products like this, that have multiple pieces, because I get tired of having the all over my house. The storage bag keeps this from happening. As a kindergarten teacher, I evaluated the educational and developmental aspects of this toy. Older children can practice reading diagrams and following directions when they are building the different parts of this toy. Younger children can work on hand eye coordination and can develop their fine motor skills by connecting the blocks together. This will help prepare them for holding a pencil and having enough control to write, when they enter school. I would highly recommend this product and I plan to buy more waffle block sets to add to this awesome set.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is GREAT! Reminds me of my childhood! When looking for a new item for my 3 and 1 year old, I always come across things that don't hold their attention very long. This train has been hours for fun for days. Even my older two 9 and 7 have tons of fun. It is great to see my family playing together. And the imagination has gone wild.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun toy for toddlers This product entertains my two toddlers for hours. They enjoy assembling and deassembling it and they like the train itsel.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun toy for all ages We loved playing with this toy as a family and when friends come over. Ages 1-8yrs old have played together with no fighting The only complaint is that it's hard for the kids to put together with out assistants. The two slight S pieces the train falls of the track each time it goes over them. They need to be designed bigger somehow.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun idea for blocks I had not seen this waffle blocks train before, and we were excited to try it out, because we still have an old set of waffle blocks from the '90s. These waffle blocks are not the same size and would not work together with the old ones. These are quite difficult to put together and even take a little pounding to get right. Overall, the idea is very fun and cute! The train sound is adorable, but we couldn't get the steam to work...
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this for any Little Builders When this toy arrived, my son was super excited and wanted to put it together immediately! The packaging was easy to open and nothing complicated. There are quite a few pieces to put together, however, my son loves to build so this was a bonus for us. When we were done, he played for a couple of hours, took a nap and wanted to keep playing afterwards. I would recommend this to anyone!!!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing toy! This waffle block train is so neat! It even blows out steam! My step kids love this!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for multiple kids This is great for my 3 year old and my one year old. They can play with it both independently and together. There's plenty of pieces and things to do with it and the size is great for multiple kids. It keeps them entertained for awhile.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Tikes Scores Big Again!!! Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train is the perfect gift for any little one. It is advertised for ages 2-102 and I'd believe it! Watching my husband and father helping my son build the track of his dreams, it did become very obvious that this would be a perfect gift for just about anyone. Everyone agreed that this easy-to-use construction system, designed to connect in different ways really encourages imaginative play. Just stack, lock, build and create as the box says!! My 2 year old loves the steam and train sounds and Dad and I both agreed that the 3D train track, train and station is truly one of the finest built toys on the market! I especially love that I can pop the blocks into the mesh bag that came included and wash them in the dishwasher! Anyone with a toddler knows what a big deal this is. This is the perfect gift that is made in the United States and has been a trusted and well known name brand since 1985. Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train is really good for development of hand-eye coordination, construction concepts, and pretend play! This is a toy that is easy to store (in the included mesh bag) when not being played with. I love watching my son play with something new and become excited as he builds and creates new objects. There is something very fascinating and fulfilling for a parent in these moments of learning play. We have never owned a block system other than the typical well-known stacking blocks, and these allow for his imagination to truly run wild! At 23 months, our son finds that making towering playsets with the waffle blocks the most fun. He is just starting to understand that it can be fun to just let it go and watch it go!! The Little Tikes Waffle Block Steam Train Set comes in a box with a handle on top for super easy transportation. It is a 173 piece set of waffle blocks tjat also comes with a mesh storage bag, 5 buddies, a train and enough blocks to build a 12 foot track! I would absolutely recommend this product!!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyed by 1 1/2 to 70 year old once I received the Waffle Train I had to open it and check it out. I immediately built the train and called my wife in to see it getting her thoughts as to what she expected the reactions of our 4 great-grandchildren who live close to us would be. After I went on to do other task I had for the day she played with it awhile. Later that afternoon three of the great-grandchildren, 8, 3, & 1 1/2, came over. I first brought the 8 year old in to where I had the train to get her reaction, which was very positive. Then in came the other two and the fun began, need a couple more as they all wanted the train. As indicated we have several great-grandchildren, thirteen to be exact, by that we would need additional train sets, one for each, not just for them but also their parents. I am a retired educator and an advocate for children with special needs. This waffle train set would get the kids off the computer and actively participating in a physical task that can better stimulate the brain. I could ramble on but I need to get back to the train while I am alone!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute! For ages 2 to 102, Tikes Waffle Blocks Train allows my kids to play with their grandad who is an avid train collector of "Big Boy Trains" as my son calls them. It was easy to setup and they were playing within a few minutes. It's an adorable toy to introduce trains to my children. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-28