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Classic Cars Cardboard Wind-up Model Kits

ByKevin Simon

Oct 27, 2020

While is was in the discount store Home Bargains I notice the section of little games that you get for Christmas, one of the items caught my eye. A range of wind-up cardboard models that you build up. For 99p I though I would get one for a bit of fun. Even at late 40s I’m a big kid at heart 🙂

There are 6 designs to choose from I got the Dune Buggy the other one in the collection are Grand Tourer, Vintage Roadster, Vintage Classic, GT Sports and Supercharged. The description on the back says, easy to build and fun to race these collectable wind up racing car puzzles are fun for the family. No glue or scissors are needed, pre-cut click together pieces mean you will be ready to race in minutes. Just wind up the engine , head to the grid and you’re off, next stop the chequered flag.

Inside the box you get two sheets with the parts to pop out, instructions and the wind up motor with rubber back wheels. Me being me I started to pop out the parts, though in the manual each part has a number to make it easier to put together, so only pop them out as you go along.

I do have problems with my hands so doing fiddly things does take me a bit longer, it only took under 5mins to put together. You can either pull the car back or wind up the motor and it goes not that quick though. Could only use on a flat surface like a table or laminate floors. The front wheels don’t turn when in motion. The printing on the parts is good other than the wheels on this one wasn’t centre but what do you expect for 99p. The lenght of this model is 10cm.

I got this and also one little matchbox puzzles they sell to give to the family at Christmas, to give us something different to do for a few minutes and at only 99p and 79p for the matchstick puzzles great value for stocking fillers. I only brought one of each as sometimes you buy these cheap things and they are rubbish. These are ok for the price . The missus said she will get me the other 5 for me as it kept me quiet for a 5 minutes 🙂

By Kevin Simon

I run this blog & also self employed cleaning out fish ponds, but due to spinal problems not able to do as much, now started a youtube channel showing my converted Peugeot Partner micro camper also as interest in photography so now vlog about the trips and of course Lego figures out in the wild photos.

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