LaQ Fire Truck and Mini Racer 2
LaQ is a new construction toy made in Japan. Asianmommy received the Hamacron Constructor Fire Truck and Mini Racer 2 free for review.
The kids and I had the pleasure of putting these toys to good use. We built the Fire Truck, but the 170-piece Fire Truck set also allows you to build an Ambulance, a Police Car, or a Police Motorcycle. The set comes with complete directions for building these four models. The Mini Racer 2 comes with 38 pieces.
You must review the instructions carefully, because there are 7 types of pieces, including base parts and joint parts, as well as special parts. Some of the pieces are very similar, so you need to refer to the numbers on the diagram to make sure you're using the correct pieces. The toys are recommended for ages 5 and up, but I think little ones may need some help at first, so be prepared to lend a hand.
What I liked: These construction toys are so much fun! I love the interconnecting, 3-D aspect to them.
What could be improved: Haha! I accidently put the wheels of my Mini Racer 2 on backwards, so the wheels wouldn't turn, and I couldn't figure out why. Luckily, someone pointed this out to me, and my Mini Racer now glides smoothly. :)