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VINE VOICEon 5 January 2009
I ordered this digital set and also another one which isn't digital too. I highly recommend also buying a non-digital set (especially if its at half price like the one I chose was) because you will definately want to extend the track length and the two tracks are compatible. I got an extra 6.75m of track for about fifty pounds - well worth it compared to the price of buying it all seperately later.

The digital set is excellent because it has the option to have up to four cars all on one or both lanes (on non-digital you are limited to just one car per lane) and the set comes with a pit-lane and pit lane game with working lights and also with a digital lane-change piece that switches like railway track points if you push the button on the hand controller.

This means you can actively chose to pit or to not pit, and if you have two or more lane-change pieces, you can actively 'overtake' slower cars and if you then combine this with a digital lap-counter (available seperately) you can have some pretty serious racing.

Great for New Years get-togethers! Not a child in sight at our family gathering but we all had a hoot and in some respects I actually think 'toys' like this might be more suited to 14+ anyway because little ones might lose interest quite quickly. However, young adults and adults have as much fun planning and building the layout as they do racing. Especially if you then start adding pit garages, grandstands, race control towers, pit-crews and all the extra bits - which incidently will start adding to the overall cost by a far bit.

I would definately recommend this set as it is currently on a very good offer price, but at full price, it will certianly hit you quite hard in the wallet, especially if you want to add all the extras too. Incidentally, the best place to get the cheapest spares and extras is some of the e-bay shops - I have bought extras already from a couple of them and despite it being New Year, they arrived promptly, work perfectly and were considerably cheaper than elsewhere.
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on 9 February 2010
Addictive, and the new digital control system adds a completely new dimension to the racing. Me and my two sons both young teenagres had a scream with it on Christmas day, even though the pitlane control didnt seem to function as it was supposed to, possibly because we were laughing too much to read the instructions properly!
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on 6 March 2011
great fun on christmas day, the digital set makes all the difference and is worth going for this set i think. yeah you could get a normal set then upgrade it at a later date but thats gonna cost you more in the long run.

3 players, switching lanes, makes all the difference. only thing i would change is the pit lane game, it could do with being better, maybe a lap counter would help.

but still its great fun
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on 6 October 2014
This is awesome......all the family fighting to get on it. Gonna need that extra track ASAP.
Could do with a lap counter.

My 4 year old loves it and soon got the hang of the speed and the lane change.

A whole new dimension to racing...... leave the analogue for the old skoolers.... digital rules !
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on 16 March 2011
This set, as with all Scalextric, is great fun for all ages.

Unfortunately, this is top of my list of toys that create havoc when there are two or more children playing with it. The squabbles, screams and bad feeling will leave you stunned. Make sure you have the camcorder ready.

In case you're wondering, second on the listing of toys which are more trouble than they're worth are Microbox X-Box Kinect (second) and the game Coppit (third).
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on 4 January 2010
Very pleased with product as was my son.

Much more exciting than the old system
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on 20 August 2015
Beast Xmas present kids have ever had still works and usedday
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on 10 July 2015
all excellent and as description. very prompt delivery
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on 2 January 2011
The set gives much value for money. I bought it to get the pit lane and lane change track. These add extra fun to scalextric racing. The pit lane game is not that much fun but it's ok for a couple of tries. The cars are ok and durable, but lack some details as lights.

Overall a good set.
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on 3 January 2012
This review is for Scalextric C1223 1:32 Scale Triple Cup Digital Race Set with Pit Stop Lane Game
Bought this for the son (honestly), its a very good starting point for young person. Though he doesn't play the pit lane game a lot, it looks and sounds the part! Christmas has since added a track extension and a digital lap counter which we all agree makes the whole experience much more fun as well as competitive and accurate! On an 'educational' note (since I had to vote on its educational value) it is good for improving the boy's dexterity and finger accuracy to keep the (three super fast) Porsche 997's on the track! The cars do need protecting however - one has lost its rear spoiler a couple of times now, i.e. don't set the track up around hard objects (side boards, dressers etc.) as the barriers will not keep the cars completely safe.
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