The beautifully crafted range of cars and trucks from German brand Fagus are great toys for children to learn about basic engineering – these are working machines that will really inspire play, and intrigue with their working parts.
Fagus (pronounced Far-goos) is the Latin word for beech, and these wooden vehicles are expertly made with complex moving parts.
Expertly Designed by Carpenters
These are large wooden vehicles that have been carpenter-designed and are solid and smooth – the edges are chamfered for safety, the pieces are hand sanded twice, and then finished with a non-toxic water based lacquer.
They are made with real axles, can be hand steered, and each piece is interlocked and held together with doweling – there’s no nails or screws in these handmade toys.
All the Fagus vehicles are also equipped with heavy-duty tyres made from real rubber – ready for plenty of rough and tumble action wherever you might take them.
The attention to detail on each and every one of the Fagus range of vehicles can be seen and felt in their construction – you can see the intricacy that has gone into developing the Fagus Jeep shown in the photo below.
Made By Special Needs Skilled Employees
What is fantastic about the Fagus brand is that many of the workers in their factory are adults with special needs.
Fagus vehicles are made at Büngern-Technik, a special needs workshop recognised by the Federal Institute of Labour in Germany.
Under the instruction and guidance of carpenters and other specially trained workers, the workshop employees produce all the models in the Fagus collection.
These employees perform intricate tasks that require amazing concentration and dedication to the task – you can’t help but admire the finished product and appreciate the skills they bring to these top-quality toy vehicles.
Here’s a video of the factory and employees making these wonderful toys – the detail is amazing!
German Engineering & Heirloom Quality
These exceptional toys are completely designed and made in Germany from sustainable European Beech wood, and lacquered with a clear non-toxic water based finish to preserve the natural colour of the timber.
The pieces are engineered with real axles, hand steering, and complex moving parts that really work.
The Fagus vehicles all move quietly and smoothly with German precision!
These are beautiful pieces of handcrafted machinery – Fagus toy trucks and cars definitely fall into the heirloom category for toys that will last many generations!
Spiel Gut Awards (Good Play Awards)
Many of the Fagus trucks and cars have won the “Spiel Gut” Award for good toy design.
This award is given to makers that create toys with the highest level of workmanship, construction, durability and design – plus they must have education and play value in mind.
Fagus have some of the highest standards for wooden toy vehicles in the world and this just shines through in these wonderful objects – they are sure to absolutely delight your child and encourage hours of imaginative play.
The UniMog is a large vehicle and is steered via the turning wheel on the roof. There’s plenty of room in the back for transporting a load of materials or other toys!
It comes with 2 peg figures that sit in the cab or they can be taken out to supervise the work going on.
Your truck can be so much more at the same time – the 3 authentic and beautifully made attachments turn your single truck into 3 different vehicles with 3 different jobs!
We love the attachments for this vehicle, and can attest that the crane really works!
The truck itself is large at 10 inches or 25cm long, 5 inches or 12.7cms wide and 6 inches or 15cm tall.
If you are looking for a sturdy wooden toy truck that’s going to stand the test of time and play, then the Fagus UniMog is a great choice.
Fagus Dumper Truck & Dumper Trailer
The Dumper Truck is another versatile toy vehicle that really tips properly, and the tipper can be held in place with a lever.
It is steerable using the turning wheel on the cabin roof, and comes with 3 peg figures.
The bed of the dumper has a back gate which can be raised to dump a load of dirt – and there’s also a hitch at the back end to attach the Dumper Trailer extension for extra large loads!
The Dumper itself is a large toy at 15 inches or 38cm long, 8.3 inches or 21cm wide, and x 8.7 inches or 22cm tall.
The trailer extension is 13.8 inches or 25cm long, 5.9 inches or 14cm wide and x 5.9 inches or 14cm tall – this makes for a long vehicle that can carry a lot of load!
Fagus Skip Truck
This is an awesome truck that can do all the heavy lifting on your construction site!
The Wooden Toy Skip Dump Truck features a removable skip, which can be lowered from the back of the truck for easy loading, then raised back up using a levered arm.
The truck is easy to steer using the wheel on the roof of the cab and 2 peg people are included.
It is a large vehicle at 13 inches or 33cm long, 5 inches or 12.7cm wide and 8 inches or 20cm tall.
The Skip Truck is a super high quality vehicle that is built to last and will withstand years of heavy-duty play.
Fagus Garbage Truck
The Recycling Garbage Truck is a big, durable wooden truck that comes with a crew of four.
This large truck made from solid beech is steered by a turning wheel on top of the cab, with a rear gate that raises up and lowers down.
Two of the peg people can ride in the cab, while the other two ride on the back, ready to load and unload the trash!
The garbage truck include two wooden garbage bins that can be emptied into the rear of the truck using a turning lever – kids love to do this!
This is a large truck at 15.75 inches or 40cm long, 6 inches or 15cm wide and 7.75 inches or 19.6cm tall.
The beautiful Fagus Garbage Truck is a top quality handcrafted toy that will allow for years of active play.
Fagus Car Transporter
There’s plenty of room to carry more cars or any other materials that need moving from place to place, and there are 2 peg people included to oversee loading and unloading.
The rear decks of the truck can be folded down for the cars to be driven on and off the ramps, and the truck is steered by the front wheels via the knob on the roof of the cab.
This truck is large, at 20.25 inches or 51.4cm long, 5 inches or 12.7cm wide, and 8.5inches or 21.6cm tall.
The Fagus Car Transporter is a beautifully constructed, high quality wooden toy truck and will be a gift to keep forever!
Exceptional Quality Wooden Toys
We are amazed with the exceptional quality of the Fagus trucks, and we’re so impressed with how they are made – and also that Fagus support equal opportunity employment for workers with special needs!
The design, craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into making these gorgeous wooden toy trucks has to make them one of the most impressive line-ups we’ve ever seen.
Please let us know your thoughts on these awesome toys in the comments!