Educational/ Developmental Value 6
Fun Factor 9
Cool Factor 9
Repeat Play Value 8

┬áScalextric Quickbuild: Demolition Derby Let’s start with the fact that we’re big fans of Scalextric! So any Scalextric product we look at is measured against both huge positive enthusiasm and also very high expectations. The Demolition Derby (Quickbuild) version is a fusion of the typical slot car racing experience, with the thrills and spills of ..

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Scalextric Quickbuild: Demolition Derby

 Scalextric Quickbuild: Demolition Derby

Let’s start with the fact that we’re big fans of Scalextric! So any Scalextric product we look at is measured against both huge positive enthusiasm and also very high expectations.

The Demolition Derby (Quickbuild) version is a fusion of the typical slot car racing experience, with the thrills and spills of being able to smash each others cars off the track, PLUS the fun of building up your cars, and then having to fix them/rebuild them after they get smashed into!

The usual combination of surprising speed and tight corners sets a reasonable challenge level in terms of moderating speed to stay on the track, while not giving your opponent any space to get ahead. The added thrill with this set is just waiting for the eventually inevitable collision, looking to see who comes off best & worst!

The construction/building element is well thought out, and reasonably straightforward to follow.

For the more technical of you, the set comes with a figure of 8 racetrack, with crossroads AND twin chicane sections. You can also add on more track from other sets to extend the lap.

WHO’S IT FOR: The box says the product is suitable for ages 4+, although we expect kids of 6+ would get more out of the product, both in terms of building and racing, with around 7-12 being the core target in all probability. We also mustn’t forget the ‘young at heart’ who want to relive their own childhood experiences of Scalextric from long ago (by thrashing their children, nieces/nephews etc!).

THE TOY VERDICT: This is a great product. Lots of fun, with more to it than a standard slot racing set. This product is highly recommended for kids (and adults!) who like to race, who also like Construction toys and who want to experience the thrills and spills of crashing into their opponent and smashing their car to pieces!

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