Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 8 year-old ++
Who would love this: Science + Craft lovers!
“Oh YES, it’s a monster truck!” The boy exclaimed excitedly when he saw this “Build It Yourself Model Monster Truck” from Funyards Australia ! This is another awesome STEM-focused and solar-powered model collections from Funyards Australia , and if you haven’t checked out its range of innovative toys yet, you really should!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) DIY Solar-Powered Toy- The set comes with wooden sheets with removable laser-cut plywood pieces, motor, switch and solar-powered panel. We jumped into the construction right away, fitting and building and constructing! It took the six-year-old and this mumma around 45 minutes to complete the build of this super cool vehicle, and we just couldn’t express how proud we felt! This set is a little different from the Windmill Farm kit that I previously reviewed; first of all, this set doesn’t require any glue or scissors as all the pre-cut timber pieces connect perfectly once they are adjusted and fitted at the right angles. The rotating motor for this set attached to the two back wheels on each sides. It was mesmerising to watch the wheels spin and move the truck forward when placed under direct sunlight. It’s a simple device, easy mechanism, but so much complex physics and transformations involved! It’s light energy’s conversion to electrical energy in a visually-stunning way!
(2) Easy-To-Follow Guide- The step-by-step guide is easy to follow and accompanies with clear illustrations. Our six-year-old is slowly getting the hang of doing this DIY build independently (with some minor “interventions” from mumma when he got stuck sometimes). The structural integrity and sturdiness of the truck is impressive and makes such beautiful decorative desk model!
(3) Awesome Design- We especially love the meticulous design, such as the gigantic tires that were built using 16 separate pieces for each wheel! There is also a front bumper, an inner “skeleton”/ frame, outer body layer, the seat, the roof. The attention to detail is absolutely fantastic!
(4) Compact - I love the compact flat-pack box made of eco-friendly and recyclable cardboard - light weight, exquisite, and makes such elegant gift!
This is a great educational STEM toy!
# gifted in exchange for review
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