Hot Wheels Track Builder System Stunt Kit Review

Hot Wheels Track Builder System Stunt Kit PlaysetSo I admit it – I loved our old Hot Wheel cars and tracks.  In fact, we have a old set with the yellow track that lives at the cottage.

There was not too much you could do with the really old set but with the Hot Wheels stunt kit, you – ummm your kids – can experiment with how high and how far they can  jump the cars without crashing.

This track builder stunt kit comes with launchers, crash intersection, variety of orange track and a variety of assorted connectors and a measuring stick to help measure performance in the various challenges.

 

The Cost?

A hot wheels track builder stunt kit costs around $20 on Amazon and it comes with multiple configurations for your children to enjoy.

Who is it for?

The Hot Wheels Track Builder stunt kit lets kids set up the kit in any of four different gravity-defying configurations.  First, you build the basic stunt base.  Then you  choose the build you want  i.e. High Jump (1); Criss cross (2); Long Jump (3) and The drop (4). If you’re tired of one build, you can take it apart and then rebuild it.

Although recommended for ages 4 to 6 years, the set is ideal for kids of any age (and adults too) but very young kids will need help to put it together.

Pros

There are multiple configurations so when one setup gets boring, take it apart and build another.  Kids can experiment with how high they can jump the cars and how to do it without crashing into each other — although I always tried to create the most spectacular crashes – is it just me?

The set comes with launchers, measuring stick, crash intersections and a variety of orange track and assorted connectors and more. The kit also comes in different colors and decorations which allows you to choose your favorite.

The rubber band launchers are great and provide you with 4 speeds to start your run.

Save the box!  It is part of some of the stunts.

Pivot points provide a way to change the direction of your car.

This is a very sturdy set.

 

Cons

Once the main stunt section is assembled, it does not come apart so has to be stored separately.

It is more difficult to assemble and disassemble the various stunt configurations than you may be used to with other Hot Wheels sets.  I does require patience.

The instruction manual is quite detailed but not always very clear so it may take several readings to get it right.

It only comes with one car so if this is your first set, you will need to by at least one more to really have fun.

 

Customer Reviews

This hot wheels offering rates 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Most customers found this a really good Hot Wheels set even though it is more difficult to put together than previous sets.  One of the common complaints was that the main stunt tower does NOT come apart once it is assembles.

Some people had trouble getting the car to complete the loop.  If you have other Hot wheels cars, you may find that only a few of them will be able to complete this stunt.

 

Value for Money?

The fun you can get with the different configurations and the sturdy construction you get for around twenty dollars we would say that this Hot Wheels set represents good value.

 

Availability

You can purchase the Hot wheels track builder system stunt kit online and in some local retail toy stores. If you want the set shipped right to your door Amazon is the best bet.

 

Conclusion

Aside from the somewhat complicated set up instructions this is the perfect gift for any Hot Wheels fan and should keep them busy building and performing stunts with their cars for hours at a time.

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