My son was very excited when the Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set arrived for him to review. He always enjoys getting new toys and this looked really exciting. The Nano cars are small cars which you start up and they then fly around the track with great speed.
Inside the pack you find the track. You will need two D batteries before you can use the set. This is not a battery size that I normally have lying around the house so if you are buying this for a present it is worth making sure you have the right size batteries as well. The batteries are placed in the motorised grey section which is used to help propel the cars around the track.
I thought that setting up the track might be complicated until I realised each of the sections of track had printed numbers on the back. These are joined together in order so it is easy to set up. The instructions are quite helpful as well with clear diagrams. The sections are easy to push together and there are stickers provided to jazz up the finished track. It does take a little while to set up but we got there in the end.
As you can see the dog was quite interested in what we were up to. The track does take up quite a lot of space so it is best to set it up somewhere where it is not in the way and it can stay for some time.
In order to play with the Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set you need to launch the cars. There are two ways of doing this. You can push it into the motorised grey section, in which case it will shoot up and go around the top part of the track.
To get the cars to go around the corkscrew bottom part of the track they need to be launched manually. In order to do this you need to pull them back until they click and move them backwards and forwards a few times. This was actually quite tricky to get the hang of. We did get to the stage where we got it working most of the time and at this point we had great fun watching the cars going around the loop. It was however frustrating when it was not working correctly. One car also seemed to work much better than the other, I am not sure if this was because it was a bit heavier.
My son actually did enjoy playing with the Nano Super Vert Crash Set set once we had resolved the car launching issues. It is not something that he will play with on a regular basis though, it is more something he will get out from time to time and have a go with.
You can find out more about Nano Speed products on their website. The Nano Super Vert Crash Set is RRP £34.99.
Disclosure: I was sent the Nano Super Vert Crash Set to review but was not told what to write and my opinions are my own.
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