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The sky is the limit
on 5 September 2003
Wow! What a toy! Anything that can power three lads aged from 10 to 13 up a very long steep hill loaded with shopping in record time, with absolutely NO wingeing has to be a winner!
They played with the suspension version of this in the toy shop, then the Robert, aged ten decided to invest his birthday money in the ground based roller coaster version.
I was tripping over the track all weekend as they put together the most amazing layouts, improvising to get round awkward bits of house and furniture that got in the way.
It goes together easily - and stays together, but is sophisticated enough for older kids. They have to think about what they are doing, they experiment naturally to get it all to work properly. Highly satisfying both for them and for me watching the concentration and co-operation (for once!) as they built their roller coasters.
The instructions and explanation of the physics behind this is great too - if you can get them to read it of course. I will get them to read the instructions some time I am sure. :-)
The boys are back in a few hours, no doubt my house will once more be transformed into something out of Alton Towers.
My only complaint is there are no girls featured on the packaging. I have raised this with the manufacturer.
Worth its weight in gold.