Vtech Lex the T-Rex Switch and Go Dinos

I’ve decided that I’d look through Monkey’s birthday and Christmas presents from 2012 and see what is still in favour 3 months down the line!  Having seen some good write up’s on the Vtech Switch & Go Dinos range we suggested that one of our relations buy Monkey theVtech Lex the T-Rex Switch and Go Dinos for his 3rd birthday last year.  He didn’t have any kind of interactive or transformer style of toy, so I thought it would make a good ‘first’.

It was an instant hit with both of us!

Lex the T-RexLex is made of thick durable plastic (a manufacturer that gets what a 3 year needs!! 🙂 ), so ideal for younger children to manipulate easily and without parents worrying about breakages!  Lex can be transformed, easily from a Racing Car into a T-Rex, so great for keeping kids interested.  He comes with an interactive built-in screen, so you can select different faces and learn lots of interesting Dino facts, he also makes some great noises. The packaging gives you a good idea of what he can do and he comes with good, clear instructions.

The sound level can be adjusted, which I always find a useful option.  Lex will automatically switch off if his button’s aren’t pressed for a while; thus saving the battery life.  He uses 2 x AAA batteries.

As I said, Lex has been our first venture into this kind of toy and my son has certainly enjoyed playing with it, and changing it from a Dinosaur to a car and different configurations between.  He hasn’t got bored with it, which was a concern and it looks as good 3 months down the line as it did the day he received it – how often can you say that these days?

He also comes with a T-Rex Fact card on the packaging which you can cut out and keep; so there is an educational twist too.  As Lex is part of a range you can build your collection.  Monkey has really started to get interested with the whole idea of dinosaurs since having Lex, and Mummy is now busily reading up on them!  I can remember my younger brother being a dinosaur fan, but they passed me by, so I have lots of revision to do 🙂

Vtech advise that Lex the T-Rex is suitable from 3 years + and I would agree with that classification.  I think it’s well worth the £15.99 price tag and I would, and have, recommended it to others.  He has definately lived up to our expectations.

Disclaimer: The toy mentioned was a present and the opinions expressed are my own, honest thoughts.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

8 thoughts on “Vtech Lex the T-Rex Switch and Go Dinos

  1. this is really cool! surprised i haven’t seen this before, i’m gonna think of getting this for my boys if i see it around, especially think my 3 yr old would enjoy this too

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