My husband likes trains almost more than my son does, so I am always on the lookout to add to the growing collection. Also, I am always on the lookout to showcase how amazing Chicago is – and maybe instill some my love of the city into that little guy. Enter: Munipals el train toys. Created by a father and son in conjunction with the CTA, the wood wonders are mini replicas of Brown, Blue, and Red Line carriages. Each hand-assembled unit is finished with ecofriendly, child-safe paints.
Because they have magnetic ends and are sized to fit standard tracks, you can link them to Thomas or Brio pieces and whisk them all off to Howard Street or O’Hare.
Available at Building Blocks, 2130 West Division Street, at Hoyne Street(773-235-1888); 3306 North Lincoln Avenue, at School Street (773-525-6200 or buildingblockstoys.com). For more information, go to munipals.com.
Inspired by: Daily Candy Kids