Lego Duplo 10600 Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race

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Lego Duplo 10600 Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race

Building & Construction Toy - Lego Duplo - For ages: 24 Months +

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Review of "Lego Duplo 10600 Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race"

published 30/12/2016 | LiveMusicLoverLyn
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Excellent
Pro Nice easy logicical build for 2-3 year olds
Cons Withdrawn from UK catalogue
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Lego Duplo Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race 10600

This is an old set that my Lego busting nephews have outgrown and sold to me for £10.00 along with another Disney Cars car to pass onto my friends little boy who is much younger than them and still beginning his Lego journey. Here is my review, based both on their demonstration to me and his first impression:

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What’s in the Box:

The box itself is predominately red in colour with the Lego Duplo logo prominent on the top left hand side and the Disney Logo on the right. Centred on the front page is the bridge that forms part of the kit and there is a car and truck on the front as well.

The build comprises of 29 pieces:

2 vehicle chassis with rolling wheels
2 vehicle bodies being Lightening McQueen and the other the tow truck Tow Mater
The tow hook
2 flat looking dark green base bricks
1 flat looking light green base plate
8 square Duplo bricks including 2 with black and white chequered pattern
Bricks with numbers 1, 2 and 3.
A long red brick to join the bridge columns
A shorter thin red brick to top it off
2 shaped top corner piece
A glass look, green tinged piece
Petrol pump top
Petrol pump fuel line
A trophy
An oversized spanner
1 mechanic character

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The build and Playing:

For experienced Duplo and Lego users this build is very easy and I think it can be fairly graded as easy/suitable for 2 years old.

The two vehicles simply snap onto the chassis and the tow hook is easy to identify and snap onto the back of the tow truck. Both vehicles are then ready to roll. The tower is easy to build comprising of two columns that are identical and topped with a long red brick to create the correct sized gap to allow the vehicles to pass through.

The petrol pump is a simple 4 piece build and is also easy for little hands to handle and build.

The experienced boy wizzed through the build, but little “S” took longer, bearing in mind he is much younger and had only just seen the set. He did however complete the build nicely and with only a little prompting. It held his attention well and once complete he enjoyed playing with the vehicles, pushing them through the tower and filling them up with fuel.

My nephew demonstrated that the tow truck will actually tow the racing car and that both vehicles are extremely free moving which aids well with play.

The parts stay together well in play and come apart fairly easily when the game is taken apart. The parts will go back into the box partly assembled too.

The tower is a nice size for these vehicles to pass through individually or smaller toy cars can go through side by side.

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My Thoughts:

I really like this set, my only criticism is that it is supposed to be a racing set and with only one racing car and a tow truck there is not much scope for racing without importing toys from other sets or entirely different toy cars. We were lucky that I was given a similar sized Cars car as well.

I like that the set utilises colour and different shaped Duplo blocks, the inclusion of the two chequered bricks is a nice touch and the petrol pump fits the theme well. The oversize spanner, which initially I did not believe was part of the set until I was shown it on the box, does actually fit a child’s hand well and allow them to enact repairing the vehicles.

The set is ideal for younger children in the age range quoted.

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Educational:

Duplo helps with motor skills and coordination

Promotes creativity and imagination

This set has the link to the Disney film characters, so there some scope for testing memory skills and re-enactment

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Price & Availability:

I see from attempting to look up the price that this is now retired from the UK Duplo catalogue, which is a shame, fortunately though the set can still be bought new from Amazon at £42.93 or £77.25 on Ebay. Alternatively, from the USA Toys R Us store at $23.99, which even when you work out delivery costs will be cheaper than Amazon. I would suggest if you are interested in this set and know anyone travelling to the USA to ask them to bring it back for you as it will work out at around £15.00 that way. Similar sets are also available on Ebay from around £11.00 for used toys and that is where we usually sell those that are finished with and are in good condition. (Prices December 2016).

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Conclusion:

This is a nice set and works well for the younger age in the range or children with special needs. I really like it, however, I am not sure it is worth the current UK prices and I’d definitely recommend seeking out a used version somewhere or as mentioned having one brought back from USA where they are still available at the time of writing. If you can get hold of a set for under about £20.00 for a 2-3 year old, I’d say snap it up. Recommended.


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5/5


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  • bettyboo47 published 03/01/2017
    great review!!
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    Great review
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    Great review
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Product Information : Lego Duplo 10600 Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race

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Building & Construction Toy - Lego Duplo - For ages: 24 Months +

Product Details

Long Name: Duplo 10600 Cars Disney Pixar Cars Classic Race

EAN: 0885271567366

MPN: 10600

Age: 24 Months +

Type: Building & Construction Toy

Character: Lego Duplo

Manufacturer: Lego

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