Over the last few months Harry has discovered a new show over on Nickelodeon – Blaze and the Monster Machines. For those who haven’t heard of Blaze, it’s basically about an 8 year old techie, AJ, who drives monster truck Blaze, the top racer in Axle City. The two of them go on all kinds of adventures taking on problems involving science and maths, and face Blaze’s rival, Crusher, a tractor-trailer that will do anything to beat other vehicles to the finish line!
In terms of kids shows, it’s actually one of my favourites and I love that problem solving features heavily covering science, technology, engineering and maths. As much as Harry has been enjoying it, we hadn’t yet bought any of the Blaze toy sets, so when we were offered Blaze and the Monster Machines Animal Island Stunts Speedway, I knew just how excited Harry would be!
The Fisher Price Blaze playset is a large-scale track playset for Blaze die-cast vehicles and, I’ll be honest with you, when I opened the box and saw all of the different pieces I felt quite over-whelmed! Luckily it comes with full instructions that really weren’t too difficult to follow. I hadn’t expected the set to be quite so big, but Harry couldn’t wait to play with it!
The Animal Island Stunts Speedway has four exciting stunts to choose from –
Tumbling tree fall….
Upside down S-curve and bridge….
And the waterfall jump through the crashing doors!
I love that the set is designed to explore the STEM principle of gravity, as a parent I am all for learning through play. I also love that the set connects to other Blaze and the Monster Machine track sets (sold separately) so you can keep on adding to it over time.
For the price, £49.99 I would have liked to see the set come with more than just one vehicle. I find myself saying this often but as a Mum of four, with three little ones, there is nothing worse than the children having a melt down when we open a new toy because there is just one vehicle or character to go around. Additional vehicles are available to buy separately but, as always, they come at a price.
Despite that, Harry absolutely loves the playset and has played with it non-stop every since it arrived. For all Blaze fans, this really is the perfect present this Christmas!
*** We were sent this item for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***