Rusty Rivets features Rusty, who uses his imagination and resourcefulness to save the day when needed. He repurposes spare parts and other objects he finds to come up with his very own cool contraptions. One of his first inventions was a robotic dinosaur, Botasaur, who quickly became he trusty sidekick.


Rusty Rivets Botasaur review Lucas sat down grabbing some attachments for botosaurus


Lucas was sent* a Botasaurus which aims to encourage children to use their imagination, taking him apart and rebuilding him before making their own adventures with him.  The Botasaur comes in the pack built with feet for him to walk and there are also wheels included for children to change him to wheel around.


Rusty Rivets Botasaur review Lucas laughing whilst holding Botasaur


All the parts are interchangeable so they can design the Botasaur how they like. They are easy to clip in and take apart again. However, I do think it is a little flimsy unfortunately. On the advertising video, the child can be seen moving the Botasaur up and down by pushing the tail, when Lucas tries this, the tail falls off. One of the wheel/leg joints also broke where it looks like it hasn’t been glued on strong enough too. The Botasaur has a seat on him but doesn’t come with a character to sit on him, we tried to fit duplo men in it but they are too big.


Rusty Rivets Botasaur review Lucas holding the Botasaur mouth open to show the grey compartment for batteries


The Botasaur is also interactive, if you press the button on his head, his eyes light up blue, green or red and he makes some Botasaur noises too which Lucas likes.


Rusty Rivets Botasaur review A collage of two photos, one Botasaur with wheel, one with feet


The Botasaur is part of the Rusty Rivets Build Me Rivet System so if you have any of the other toys from this range, they can also be used and interchanged, to further allow the child to use their imagination when building.


Rusty Rivets Botasaur review


9 Comments on Rusty Rivets Botasaur review

  1. Mia is a fan of Rusty Rivets and Botasaur is one of her favourites. I love how it is interactive with the lights and that you can interchange the pieces with other toys in the range to build their imagination.

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