Toy Story 3 Lego Western Train Chase
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Initial thoughts: The Lego Toy Story train chase prompted quite unprecedented excitement in our house. This is a toy train that looks like a toy train should! There is a bright engine and three carriages and the added bonus of a host of Toy Story minifigures – Hamm, Woody, Buzz, Rex and Bullseye. Once complete the train is 23 inches long and 4 inches high – substantial and large enough for little hands to play with.
We liked: The set looks absolutely beautiful and my five-year-old nephew really enjoyed building this over a weekend. It’s designed for 7-14 year olds, but at five Harry was able to build the set with some direction, and one morning even got up early to build the final carriage all by himself! The train plays a key part in the new Toy Story film so that was nice and exciting for Flea and her cousin. Once the train is assembled, the wheels turn, meaning the train can be played with. I also liked that the doors on the carriages open, meaning you can put people inside, and there are trap doors on the roof!
We weren’t keen: No complaints about the Toy Story WEstern Train Chase set – it’s expensive but given how much fun the children have had with it, and the quality of the set, it more than justifies the price tag.
Overall: the Lego toy story western train chase set is a beautiful set and excellent quality, with stacks of play value for children of all ages. Children aged 5 upwards will have a lot of fun with this set, and it makes a nice activity for parents to do with their children, but kids aged 7+ would probably be able to handle this independently. There are lots of nice details, from the trap doors to the magnets that hold the carriages together, and the turning wheels – and a really nice selection of character minifigures.