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LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer

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PRODUCT: LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer (www.technic.lego.com)LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer

DESCRIPTION: A construction kit from the LEGO Technic range, with two buildable model options in one set: Grand Prix Racer and a race truck. Features include steering, independent suspension, an opening engine cover, real rubber tyres and even a V8 engine with moving pistons! Contain 1141 pieces, plus instructions. Model measures over 24” (61cm) long, 9” (25cm) wide and 4" (12cm) tall. Suitable for children aged 11 years and upwards.

GOOD POINTS: For those more advanced LEGO-heads out there, the LEGO Technic range provides a far more complex and technical building challenge than some of the other available LEGO ranges. It is likely to appeal particularly to boys, and its increased complexity and technicality make it more suitable for older children.

LEGO Technic Grand Prix RacerThe set as usual consists of a generous number of durable plastic LEGO Technic pieces and small parts (almost 1200 in total!) which are mainly red and white in colour, and the accompanying instructions have detailed diagrams that your child can follow to construct one of the two models - a Grand Prix Racer or a race truck (although only one model can be made at a time).

Of the Technic models we have reviewed so far, this has to be one of the most authentic designs with brilliant attention to detail. Either vehicle is designed to incorporate a lot of engineering features that are found in real vehicles including independent suspension and steering. The car is designed with a lifting engine cover, giving access to a model V8 engine that has moving pistons that are linked to the rotation of the wheels. The rear spoiler is also fully adjustable (to help optimise imaginary airflow and downforce during races!).

These features in my mind actually turn this model into an active learning aid for any budding pistonheads.LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer The overall size of the model also makes the interactive parts easy to 'play' with and investigate once built.

As with all Technic Lego this is an excellently designed construction set, which holds together well, and has two building options to challenge the construction skills of any budding car designer or F1 fanatic and will definitely provide plenty of fun interactive play as well as a challenge to older 'kids'.

BAD POINTS: Expensive, but does include two models in one set. As is the case with any such product, the large number of tiny parts are prone to being lost over time.

PRICE: £79.99

 

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