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To go with various Big City accessories that I knew my son was receiving for his second birthday (the garage, race ramp and a road rug) we decided we needed to build up his collection of cars to play with. Whilst my son loves the cars from the Disney Cars series, these are expensive so we would only buy one or two at a time. Therefore we opted for a pack of 20 cars from the Big City collection by the Early Learning Centre.
The pack of 20 cars costs £20 at full price. I tend to not ever pay full price at the Early Learning Centre as they have such frequent sales events and discounts that it is usually worth my time waiting for these. In the end, we picked these up for £15. The cars come in a plastic tray in 5 rows of 4 cars and this is inside a cardboard box. The box is decorated with pictures of toy cars in bright colours and has a plastic window through which you can see four of the cars included.
The cars contained are suitable for ages 3 years plus, as all such cars seem to be. I have no problem letting my two year old son play with them though - he is past the putting things in the mouth stage which would be my only worry. They are of the die-cast variety and pretty standard size. There are a selection of vehicles contained - sports cars, vans, trucks and open topped cars. The cars are also in a variety of colours - some are very bright whilst others are more 'dreary' colours.
To play with, the cars are light and roll well. They are great with the garage and race ramp as they zoom down the slides quickly, much to my son's enjoyment. They have sufficient weight so that they don't spin out of control but are light enough to move rapidly. They are also a good size for my son to push along his road map rug and fit the roads and car parking spaces neatly. My son has his favourites in the pack (he loves yellow cars so these are a favourite, as is the beetle-looking car) but he does generally play with all of them. For what works out at £1 a car at full price, this set is pretty good value so at a reduced price it is even better! If I see them at a reduced price again, I am hoping to but another set to split them up for party bags or stocking filler type presents as they are well made and good value. Recommended.
Fantastic new selection of 20 colourful die-cast cars, including sports cars, vans, open-tops and much more. Great for playing with a garage or racing across the floor.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts Age range: From 3 years.