Being a bit of a motor racing fan I’m eager to encourage the same enthusiasm in Monkey! So when we received a Disney Pixar Cars play set from Mattel over the holidays it was time for some serious play time. We received The Radiator Springs 500½ Off-Road Rally Race aimed at children aged 4 years and over.
This play set themed around The Radiator Springs 500½ comes with 21 self assembly pieces, stickers, instruction leaflet and a 1:55 scale die-cast Lightning McQueen car.
Lightning McQueen even comes complete with off-road gear and movable suspension – we notice these little added extra touches.
The Radiator Springs 500½ Off-Road Rally Race is really easy to assemble even with an eager 5 year old ‘assistant’. Literally a couple of minutes to put together and fix stickers in place and no batteries required. So your little racers are ready for action pretty quickly.
You can play with this set in two ways. Lightning McQueen can have his own time trial or you can use up to 3 cars at one time and they can take to the mountain climb one after the other for added action.
Use the crank handle to help Lightning McQueen make his hill climb and then watch him go off-road as he goes through a cactus patch, graveyard and a forest! Position car flush against the launcher when starting the hill descent for best race pace. Monkey had no problem sussing this out for himself.
Press the tab to see him drop into Tailpipe Caverns and speed over the finish line!
Monkey’s quite enjoyed this set, considering me love racing, we don’t actually have any track sets so this has been something different for him to try out.
It’s well made so will withstand some pretty intense play time, and it can also me connected to other ‘Action Shifter’ sets for added play potential as your racers create their own Radiator Springs.
Priced at £29.99 the Disney Pixar Cars Radiator Springs 500½ Off-Road Rally Race is in line with other play sets we have, and any Cars fan is going to have lots of fun with it.
disclaimer: we were sent this set in exchange for an honest review