Lego Creator 31046 Fast Car

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Lego Creator 31046 Fast Car

Building & Construction Toy - Lego Creator - For ages: 7 Years +

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published 15/12/2016 | danielclark691
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Pro Great quality, versatile, affordable.
Cons Hard to fault, colour scheme could be tweaked.
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"Lego Creator Fast Car"

Lego Creator 31046 Fast Car

Lego Creator 31046 Fast Car

First impressions

I have spoken to many people that own Lego, and the 1 thing that a lot of them say is that the prices are slowly creeping up, but I have to disagree. Some sets are very affordable, and I would have to say that the Lego Creator range is well worth looking out for, especially if you want to get maximum bang for your buck. With the Lego Creator sets you can build multiple designs with just 1 set of bricks. Although you are unable to build everything at the same time, recycling the pieces into the design of various models allows you to build a number of different models, but keep costs down by just using 1 set of blocks.

My experience

The Lego Creator sets are rather popular, not least because of the value for money they offer. With this particular Fast Car set you can build 3 different vehicles. We have the original Fast Car, which is featured on the front of the box, then a Pickup Truck and a Skid Loader. The Pickup Truck is actually quite sporty, and it isn’t a tall or awkward looking vehicle as you may expect. It looks more like a beefed up monster, and the tyres are just the standard set as is used on the other vehicles, so the vehicle is not overbearing. The Fast Car is obviously the main attraction, and this is the vehicle that kids are most likely to want the kid for.

Building the Fast Car is straightforward, and this is the one that a child will wish to build immediately after opening the box. There is an instruction manual for each model in the set, though it is worth remembering that you can only build 1 of them at a time, before dismantling large parts of it before attempting to build the next model.

The yellow, white and black colour scheme works well with each model, and I would say that this combination of colours works well with all of the vehicles in mind. For example, you wouldn’t mind seeing a shiny red sports car, but having the same finish on the Skid Loader would look rather odd.

For comparison against other sets it is worth noting the measurements for the various vehicles in the set. I won’t go into great detail, but the Fast Car is 5cm in height, 15cm in length and 8cm in width. The Pickup Truck is slightly larger at 7cm in height, 14cm in length and 8cm in width. Finally, the Skid Loader is 7cm in height, 9cm in length and 8cm in width. This is a tall and short vehicle, but this is how a Skid Loader is designed. A child that enjoys construction will probably still build the Fast Car and 4x4, but they will really enjoy the Skid Loader with its large, glossy black bucket to the front.

There are 222 Lego pieces in this set, allowing me to call this a medium sized set. This is probably on the smaller size of a medium sized set, and with the ability to build 3 models from the 1 set you are not afforded many spare pieces when any of the vehicles is built.

This set is designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years. I think this is a fair age range, and although the instructions are not complicated they can take a while to complete the construction, and a younger child may not have the patience for this. Also, with so many small pieces present it is worth noting that children under 36 months in age should not be left unsupervised with this set.

Price and availability

The Lego Creator 31046 Fast Car is a current model and can therefore be picked up from a range of high street retailers and supermarkets. Expect to pay around £13 to £15 for this set. I think that this price makes it very affordable and a potential model to hang onto and save, if you buy 2 sets and keep one in mint condition. The Lego Creator sets are great value for money.

Final thoughts

I am once again impressed with the quality and versatility of this Lego Creator set. The 3 vehicles that can be built are all very different, though they are built using the very same core number of pieces. There are very few pieces left after building each vehicle, and this shows you just how flexible Lego can be.

Keep costs down this Christmas and throughout the year by buying the Lego Creator sets. Also, this helps you if you tend to hand down toys from 1 child to the next. A child will always prefer 1 of the designs, and so each Lego Creator set should appeal to a child for at least 1 of the models.


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  • jb0077 published 20/12/2016
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Building & Construction Toy - Lego Creator - For ages: 7 Years +

Product Details

Long Name: Creator 31046 Fast Car

EAN: 5702015591010

MPN: 31046

Age: 7 Years +

Type: Building & Construction Toy

Character: Lego Creator

Manufacturer: Lego

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