Having a house full of boys means we were never short of cars, trucks and trains flying around, quite literally at times too, just ask Scott who was struck with a flying Thomas the tank! One thing the boys always loved were cars etc that moved in some way, whether they be those pull back and let go ones, remote control or of course the ultimate racing sets – Scalextric!
I can remember being little and hearing mum tell us about how her and her brothers played it for hours on end and use to cause untold arguments over who had the faster car etc. When I had boys I was determined to play Scalextric with them and create our own memories. Of course the boys get older and cars were replaced with virtual reality ones on Xboxes etc.
Fast forward to now having 2 girls who love to physically play more than on a tablet etc and we have our chance to start creating those memories all over again!
A great introduction to the world of Scalextric racing for kids 3+, featuring an easy-to-assemble figure-of-eight track.
The two rally cars and adjustable power hand-controllers are colour coded in red and yellow to match chevrons on the circuit. Our Magnatraction technology helps to keep the cars on the track, and variable hand-controllers allow the speed of racing to be adjusted depending on skill level.
My First Scalextric is fully compatible with our Micro Scalextric range of sets and cars, allowing you to extend your track and add new cars – the possibilities are endless!
The track was super easy to clip together, just follow the arrows and in no time the figure of 8 is in place. We love that you can add to the track too which means that once the girls grow tired of this one we can buy additional pieces to make it a little more fun and tricky. This track is great for developing hand/eye co-ordination and fine motor skills as you need to only apply a little pressure to get the cars moving – it took a while for Amelia to grasp this as she was pressing it fully and the car was flying off at every chance!
The girls adore competing against each other and we are at that stage where Amelia always wants to be first at everything so it is a good lesson in the fact that she can’t win everything and sometimes you just need to shake it off and enjoy the game!
There are still the random arguments over the fact that the red car is somehow always faster and I will always hear ‘just one more game’ before we pack up for bed but thankfully this set is so simple to put up and pack away that I really don’t mind. Just watching them play together is worth so much more!
We were sent this set for the purposes of the review. All views and opinions are our own and genuine.
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