Product Type: ELC baby toys
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ELC Mobile Moon Base
Member Name: HonestBob
ELC Mobile Moon Base
Advantages: A good extension to the Lift-Off Rocket playset.
Disadvantages: The doors fall off and it is expensive for what it is.
Littlest HonestBob received this ELC Mobile Moon Base as a Christmas present. It was actually a freebie with the Lift-Off Rocket, but also retails separately for £15.
The moon base is approximately 20cm long and 15cm high. It's basically a push-along toy that opens to reveal a plastic moulded workstation for the 2 astronauts that come with it. On the front of the moon base is a satelite dish which can be moved around manually as if seeking a signal from other planets.
The mobile moon base comes with a moon rock digger which can be attached to the back and pulled along by the moon base. The digger has a scoop which can be manually lifted or lowered. There is also a model robot to add to the play experience.
Used with the Lift-Off Rocket this extends the play value of both toys as various scenarios can be played out by the child, or more than one child can play with the set together, therefore encouraging co-operative play.
On its own, however, I do not think that this toy is worth £15. Maybe £10, or £12 at most, because it does consist of two vehicles and three play characters.
So far, littlest HonestBob (21 months) has not sought out this toy. However, he has played with it when his attention has been drawn to it, and two of his older siblings (brother aged 9 and sister aged 10) have happily played with this and the Rocket together.
One problem we have had is that the doors fall off! This is a problem that we have found with the Lift-Off Rocket too. It seems to be a common flaw in the design of ELC playsets as I have heard complaints of doors falling off the Happyland playsets too.
I would buy this toy again, but I think it is best thought of as an extension to the Lift-Off Rocket rather than as a toy that will get played with alot on its own.
Summary: Worth buying the Lift-Off Rocket as this is currently free with it. Total cost £35.
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