The Racing Truck Technokit from Interplay comes neatly packed in a cardboard box. Inside the box you get:
- Die Cut Cardboard Panels
- Pulley insert
- Electric motor
- Motor mount
- Foam wheels
- Drive band
- Battery box
- Colour Instruction Manual
As the kit is aimed at children 8 years and over and Ben is still a few months off that, he roped in Daddy to help.
They illustrated instruction sheet was easy to follow and they started popping the cardboard panels out straight away, some of these were a little stiff so Daddy had to help. Once the cardboard parts were fitted together it was time to get started on the axles and wheels, Ben really enjoyed this part as he could see it becoming recognisable as a car.
Fitting the motor and drive band were again a little fiddly so again Daddy provided some assistance.
The finished article looks fab and Ben couldn't wait to take it for a spin, it was reluctant to move on the concrete outside so we brought it to the wooden floors in the kitchen for a smooth racing surface...
The Racing Truck Technokit from Interplay has an RRP of just £9.99 and is available to buy from Amazon. It's an ideal gift for a child of 8+ to enjoy independently or a younger child to enjoy with the help of an adult. Ben got a real sense of accomplishment from building something almost on his own that he was then able to play with and loved that it had it's own 'engine'! From doing something that he saw as fun he was also learning and getting a practical understanding of how technology worked. It was great to see father and son working well together to create something so cool.
One thing to note is the kit doesn't come with batteries, so two AA's are needed, I would suggest getting these ready before you start building or you may end up having to 'borrow' some from the remote control like we did!
Once built it is safe for younger to children to join in the fun too. The reinforced card is sturdy and even the rough play of Ben's four year old sister could not destroy it! This isn't just a toy for chidren, I would recommend this for big kids too as I believe my husband would have been quite happy putting this together all on his own and keeping as a trophy on his desk!
We were sent this kit from Interplay to review, all thoughts and opinions are our own. Affiliate link.