We were far too excited when we received the “My First Scalextric“-An old attraction, revamped to satisfy the technology obsessed generation, a racing fun for the younger drivers.
Perfect for the younger kids, My First Scalextric is very easy to assemble and ready in minutes to start playing with. Little one was far too excited to receive a Racing set for the first time to review and couldn’t wait to set everything up!
Being mains powered, this set does not need any batteries which could be Plus and Minus! Since it is not battery-powered, the playing area is restricted and you should find a place that is comfortable to move around while playing.
The set comes with 9 track pieces and 2 bridges that would make a 8 shaped track which would be around a meter in length and 60 cm in width. There are two colour coded cars which are absolutely adorable, small in size but loaded with great features! There is a Mains power adaptor that connects to the track and a couple of cables to connect to the two hand controllers.
The track pieces are sturdy and we found it easy to assemble except for a couple of pieces. The instructions are not very useful but it is easy to figure out yourself as the tracks are colour coded in Red and yellow and has to assembled aligning the arrows in the same direction! Not advisable for the kids to do it as it is quite tricky and if not connected properly, it wouldn’t work and there is a rick of breaking it!
Suitable from age 3+, this set is easy to handle and the speed can be limited with the hand controllers. There is a small dial on the hand controller that needs to be turned to align with the dots on the same line to reduce the amount of force that could be given on the trigger, so the cars could go with low-speed.
The instructions although weren’t too useful for assembly, they do have a lot of other information that are handy to know.
The Magnatraction technology helps to keep the cars on the track, and variable hand-controllers allow the speed of racing to be adjusted depending on skill level. The trigger should not be firmly held all the time to avoid the cars slipping off the track on the bends and it is better to have a controlled speed for a long racing fun!
The cars come with a guide pin that helps you to place the cars on the track properly. It is easy for the kids to do as the cars sit on the track quite comfortably so you don’t have to worry about it. Then slowly squeeze the trigger to see if the car moves. We failed at the first time and noticed that one of the track sections were not clipped properly.
The more you squeeze the trigger, the faster the car goes and the control dial is quite handy here.
If you have a Micro Scalextric range the cars and tracks work together so you can build massive tracks and have more fun. The set comes with a spare of two Guide blade plates and 4 braids as you need to change them after sometime.
The video below gives you an idea about assembly and how it works.
— Rishi (@mummyandcuties) November 27, 2017
Do you and your children fancy Scalextric? Do you own a Scalextric already? Do you think it would be a great Christmas gift to the young children?
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– Mummy and the Cuties