on 19 November 2012
I bought this for my three year old grandson as the information said that it was suitable for ages three and upwards. When it arrived I thought it looked a bit complicated for a three year old so I asked my seven year old gandson to try and put it together. He could follow the instructions very well but he soon got bored and frustrated when he couldn't manage to get the clips and pins to fasten together. I took over the construction and managed to get some of it together although I found it difficult too. In the end grandad had to get out his hammer to get the wheels on and to finish off the clips and pins. By this time my grandson had completely lost interest. Once constructed it looks very durable and the materials are of high quality. However, the specifications say that it can be taken apart and put together again and again, but this would be impossible. I'm so glad I tried it out before giving it to my three year old grandson. He has played with it, but I question it's real value as it hasn't even got a person to drive it or sit in the sidecar. This seems to me to be a very good idea made with high quality materials, but it's such a pity it doesn't do what it's supposed to do. I wonder whether it's even been tried out on a three year old, and the play value for a seven year old is also questionable. I would be interested to see if anyone else has had the same problems.