BRIO Toys Trigger More than Giggles

BRIO Toys Make the World a Better Place!

I have come to a place in my life where I’m choosing quality over quantity. It has taken me quite a while (and lots of wasted dollars) to come to the realization that you really do get what you pay for. I absolutely love it when companies give quality product at “quantity” prices. BRIO does just that!


BRIO is a Powered by Mom Holiday Gift Guide Top Pick. Check out our Gift Guide HERE.

About BRIO:

With a clean and simple design language, our products encourage and open up a whole universe of fun, where the only limitation is their own imagination. This is a play-philosophy we base all our products on, and it’s one that we’ve stayed true to since the birth of our company.

Each generation progresses a bit. Things change. One thing that hasn’t changed is how kids learn. BRIO recognizes this and gives kids toys that fuel their creativity and pushes them to think outside of the box.

I absolutely fell in love with this company even more when I read how much thought is put into each and everyone of the BRIO toys offered to our babies.

“It’s important to distinguish between entertainment and growth. For BRIO, toys are not about entertaining or pacify children. A successful toy is able to stimulate the child’s imagination and be part of the child’s growth through play – even at different ages. Take our famous Toddler Wobbler, for instance it can be used to help the child learn how to walk. When the child is a bit older, the child might use the wobbler to store different objects. And later in the child’s development, it’s used to transport other toys. It should be possible to use toys at different levels as the child grows. We think a lot about these things.”   ~  Daniel Mauritzson is a toy designer at BRIO

Here are some of the BRIO toys that we tried out.  They each get a big A+ in our book!

My First Take Along Set:

BRIO Train Set

Mama, are you thinking what I’m thinking? A toy that is self-contained = WIN! This is another hard learned lesson. Everything that comes in the house needs a home in the house. When toys come with their very own home, it just makes life better for everyone. This “toy home” is also part of the toy. Chunky little toddler hands can take their train on many adventures with this super cute Train set from BRIO.

Light & Sound Firetruck:


This is one of those toys that is almost too pretty to play with… almost. Junior would never stand for this cute firetruck to just sit on a shelf. However, it’s so cute it will add the perfect touch to any playroom when not in use (which will likely be when junior is sleeping – because it’s just so much fun to play with!). In my experience, any vehicle that makes noise brings out the imagination in kids, from tots to preteens.

Builder Activity Set:


This is the kind of set that my eldest has always adored. He’s 14 and still loves to create with sets like this one. Kind of goes back to that whole creating a toy that grows with the child mantra we just read about. Sets like this really get the creative juices flowing. You can build a race car or a castle or a race car castle. The sky truly is the limit!

“Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

~Albert Einstein~

How would you like to WIN some fun BRIO Toys to put under your tree?  Check back next week to learn how!

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  1. These look so fun and my children would love them!

  2. Eileen Richter says:

    This is so true…simplicity and building is worth more than thousands of pieces you get overwhelmed with. I’ve never seen these toys before. I know someone who would love that firetruck! Thanks for the review.

  3. Pat Schwab says:

    I love the fire truck. Their toys are made so well and hold up over the years. Any kid would enjoy playing with these.

  4. Jessica W. says:

    I learned about the light and sound firetruck. The look and sounds of it makes it seem like a perfect toy for my daughter.

  5. lisa smith says:

    I agree with your “quality over quantity” outlook. When my son was young his room was filled with random toys that he hardly played with and they taught him nothing. I am now a Grandma and only buy educational toys such as these.

  6. Deanna Marissa says:

    This looks so much fun! Kids can have hours of imaginative play with them.

  7. mary chapman says:

    I love that these toys are open ended, they invite the imagination. I also love that kids won’t outgrow them for a long time

  8. Debbie Erickson says:

    I love toys that stimulate imagination. My youngest granddaughter loves to build, this set would be perfect for her.

  9. Sonya Morris says:

    My little guy would love these!

  10. Kara Marks says:

    There’s such a variety of toys for a range of developmental ages.

  11. Cynthia Smith says:

    I like the firetruck it would add a special fun toy to a kid’s playroom!

  12. I would give it probably to my niece and nephew cause they haven’t gotten anything from me this year. 🙁

  13. These are some cool toys would definitely make any child happy

  14. kathy Persons says:

    Love building toys Encourages imagination and motor skills

  15. Michelle J. says:

    I love that you could build a castle!

  16. Juana Sanchez says:

    Love how you can build up on what you already have. Great gift idea for any child.

  17. michelle f warner says:

    wow like you said you do get what you pay for, these do look quality and i love that they stimulates learning. I really like that the hand and eye coordination is stimulated as well. Awesome toys

  18. It is so good to hear about quality toys – I agree with you, the quality of an item makes it worth the cost!

  19. Amber Ludwig says:

    I love brio! Their toys just scream quality and really help to expand the imagination!! I really love that builder set!

  20. All of these BRIO toys are so cool, my son would definitely love them! I knew that they made train sets, but I had no idea that they had such a cool building set! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  21. Tracy Pryor says:

    I love how portable the train set is. Kids always want to take their toys with them. This would be great for traveling.

  22. Richard Hicks says:

    I like the simplicity of them and also they look very durable

  23. I like old fashioned toys that spark the imagination…like the ones we had as kids.

  24. Sara Perrera says:

    I love that the train set is self contained. I have so many little pieces to various games and toys throughout my house that I appreciate a toy that includes storage

  25. BRIO toys are classic, colorful, and well made. They are wonderful!

  26. Robin Abrams says:

    I love that these toys help with their imaginations. My grand son would love these toys

  27. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that they are good quality! You are so right that toys these days (at least the cheap ones) break way before they should!

  28. These help kids ise there imagination

  29. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These toys so nice for learning, having fun and letting our children use their imaginations. This is so important for our little ones. Thank you so much for sharing these

  30. Anita Duvall says:

    We have not tried Brio Toys yet. I have heard that they are a good, quality, long lasting toy.

  31. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I love Bri’os they are so well made and last for years. I like these new firetruck and that it goes with the rest of the sets you purchase to use. The My First Take Along Set I had not seen nice gift for the holidays.

  32. Heather B says:

    It seems to be getting harder and harder to find good QUALITY toys! Thank you for sharing these, I will have to check them out.

  33. vickie couturier says:

    my grandkids would be so happy with any of these toys

  34. maria cantu says:

    I like that BRIO recognizes how kids learn and gives kids toys that fuel their creativity and pushes them to think outside the box.

  35. Kimberly Frazee says:

    I was trying to expalin the other day that old time toys like this and wished they would bring fisher price people back. Heck we had the farm and airport with the big plane and I remember love using my imagination playing with them. These toys stimulate thier lil minds like they did

  36. Sarah Phillips says:

    If I won, I would gift these toys to my little brother! He is just the right age to enjoy these.

  37. Sarah Phillips says:

    I love that these toys are fun, engaging, and most importantly, educational! BRIO is one of my favorite brands now.

  38. Brio has become one of my favorites when buying toys for my grandkids. They spend their time creating and having all kinds of fun with pretending.

  39. this is suitable for a wide range of ages. awesome

  40. I like that there are pieces that can form buildings and tracks for vehicles. My great nephew would love to build garages and race tracks with these. I also like that there are tools to build with 🙂

  41. I love the bright colors on these. My nephew would love them.

  42. Looks the younger boys about my sons age would love this. Especially the fire truck. He is really into that sort of thing. Anything with wheels been that way since he was one lol

  43. These toys look so fun. They look like they are great quality too.

  44. They all look like so much fun!

  45. denise low says:

    Thank you for sharing my grandkids would love to have these toys. I love the one with the nuts and bolts and so would my grandson.

  46. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Such cute toys! Would make great gifts.

  47. I love how open ended these toys are and that the train set is portable.

  48. Cynthia R says:

    I completely agree that quality wins over quantity. All these toys look well made, no cheap corners skipped. I like the BRIO Builder Construction Set Building Kit , 135 Pieces

  49. I love that these are quality toys that will last and that they inspire the imagination!

  50. carrie davis says:

    I like that the child can actually use their imagination with these toys.

  51. these look like such great toys for my nephew

  52. Dana Murphy says:

    The train set would be great to take along to places that don’t have toys. I love how it all packs together.

  53. BETH CLARK says:

    I had never heard of the BRIO toys. I love the fact that is allows child to think outside of the box. I love the bright colors and it helps the child to have a little creativity on their own.

  54. Angela Patino says:

    Love Brio my kids love anything that let’s their imagination and creativity shine

  55. I had a Brio train set when I was a kid so I appreciate that they are still making quality toys. I love that there are toys for a wide variety of ages.

  56. molli taylor says:

    i have alwaays loved brio, one of my favourite brands!

  57. Christa Bengtsson says:

    Very cute toys. My boys all loved the toys that they can create things with.

  58. Jeanna Massman says:

    Brio has always been a quality company. My son enjoyed their toys and my grandson does, too!

  59. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Really like the Builder Activity Set — will get their creativity going.

  60. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love when I find some toys that I know I can trust from one age to the next and like you said keeps them using their imagination and being creative! I cannot wait to get some for my little one I know she is going to love them!

  61. They make some nice toys that my grand kids love.

  62. My 2 year old grandson is a huge fan of the brio fire engine and tracks set. He has gotten hours upon hours of play with it and continues to enjoy it.

  63. These toys are totally adorable!!

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