Either they forgot to put the connecting pieces in the box or they are a manufacturer error and all males end pieces are missing. They are either not connected or the manufacturer forgot to pack them. Either way, they are not connected.
Our kiddo loves playing with this in the sand, with water, and even in the house - just scooping up her other toys. It comes with two hand shovels for sharing the fun. Comes with two scoopers, which works perfectly for our family.
This set is fun, colorful, and easy to tote around. All items are sturdy and withstood our three boys and a week at the beach. It is very sturdy and we'll made.
These are actually thick plastic not flimsy like most sand toys. A very sturdy plastic. Compact, durable, sturdy, colorful.
Hape toys are awesome. These are the best sand toys ever! Love it. This is awesome!