If you’re looking for a treat for your little one, a gift for a birthday party or you’ve even started DOING THAT SPECIAL SHOPPING WHICH I WILL NOT MENTION BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER, you may be surprised to discover that House of Fraser has a huge selection of toys.
They’ve got outdoor toys, soft toys and a huge range of building blocks and construction toys suitable for everyone from babies to teens, including Mega Bloks, K’Nex and, of course, my son’s absolute favourite – Lego.
My 11 year old son is a huge fan of Lego Technic, so was very pleased when House of Fraser asked if he’d like to try something from their range. He chose the Lego Technic Hot Rod, which is suitable for 9-16 year olds, and costs £29.99 from House of Fraser. Made up of a massive 414 pieces (way beyond my capabilities, but no problem at all for my son!), it has moving pistons, working steering and a folding roof.
So what did my son think of his Lego Technic Hot Rod?
It’s the most awesome one I’ve made, with the coolest functions, and I’ve made some pretty cool ones! There is a convertible roof, which is done simply, without any gears involved. It’s a very cool feature. You’ve got steering, although it’s not controlled from the steering wheel. It’s controlled from the back and easy to use. The back right wheel makes the pistons in engine at the front move in a very clever way, using the axle leading to a cleverly-designed piece which makes the pistons move alternately.
It could probably be built in about an hour and a half. I would definitely recommend it!
We were sent the Lego Technic Hot Rod by House of Fraser for the purposes of this review. All opinions are our own.