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Lots of potential, but fell short
on December 28, 2017
As a pediatric occupational therapist I love the possibilities that this toy holds. I bought it to use with my clients, envisioning all sorts of fine-motor activities. However, there are some issues. When I first opened the package I was overwhelmed by the smell of the paint on the pieces. That smell has faded over time. Straight out of the package, some of the blocks were stuck together as if they had been packaged before the paint was completely dry. As a result, some of the paint was chipped before it's first use. The other issue with the paint is that it has a glossy finish. This makes the blocks slippery when stacked so the tower topples more easily than a regular Jenga game.
My other big issue is with Lewo's deceptive marketing. I bought this along with another of their products on a Cyber Monday deal. When I came to write this review I noticed that the current "regular price" is $1 LESS than what I paid on a deal of the day markdown. It appears as though they marked their prices up to lure people into buying their "discounted " product. Not cool.