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5.0 out of 5 stars Much bigger and better than price suggests - but with 2 downsides, 24 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: DIY 6 in 1 Solar Powered Toy (Toy)
I bought this for my Granddaughter's next school holiday expecting the 6 kits to be similar size and quality to the Kinder egg toys. They are actually much more substantial and functional
The pieces are solidly moulded in 2 (Airfix style) plastic frames - even the scrap borders (apparently called 'sprues' if it matters) are about 3mm diameter. The largest (boat/hovercraft hull) piece is almost 11 x 5.5 and about 3.5 cm high, the prop blades 8.5 long, the plane support 12.5 high and the arm 13.5cm long. The plane kit will be a good sized table-top model you will want to enjoy for a while before dismantling.
Assembly instructions are diagrammatic and better suited to young eyeballs, but clear enough in content. I will probably photocopy/enlarge instructions for each kit in advance. Construction starts with gearbox assembly and goes on to wiring the solar module. Then on to the fun, in order of difficulty.
The downsides next- only one kit can be made at a time, as solar module and other parts are reused. A trip to Maplins may be on the cards if you get hooked and need more components, or hobby tools. Or even to buy more kits. The other problem will be keeping this gift hidden from the engineer Grandad until the school holidays.
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