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Lex the T-Rex is a 2 in 1 toy aimed at children over the age of 3. It requires 2 x AAA batteries (included). Lex transforms from a racing car to a dinosaur. This toy offers various sound features depending on which mode you have it set at and there is an adjustable volume option. Lex measures 8x8.4x13.7cm and is made of plastic.
Lex is available from Amazon priced at £15.00 and £16.99 from Argos.
Lex was bought for my son at age 4. Now, two years on, Lex has gone to a new home. The age recommendation for Lex is accurate. He is fairly heavy and more suitable for a child over 3 depending on their ability. Led is designed to encourage further use of fine motor skills and imagination. The plastic is durable and stands up well to being manipulated by a rough child or banged about in the toy box. Lex looks cool. The volume control allows for a small range of volume movement and it is worth noting that Lex is quite loud.
Lex has a small screen on him which offers changing pictured in black and white. There are four buttons which can be pressed and the results of pressing each button depends on whether you have the toy in car or dinosaur mode. In car mode, this toy is the perfect size for a preschooler to play with. Four moving wheels allow the car to be pushed along most surfaces easily. The driver phrases are limited but include "I'm fast and I'm furious!" and "I drive angry" as well as some car revving noises which sound realistic.
My son found it easy enough to change Lex from a car to a dinosaur. The arms extend and other parts of the car extend and move without force in order to form a cool looking dinosaur. As a dinosaur, Lex is a bit more talkative and offers more phrases for your child to listen to. He sits upright and some blinking eyes are visible on the display panel. My son would happily play with Lex and use his imagination to act out dinosaur scenes. Lex is quite informative and as well as declaring that he is the king and that his jaw can chew through a car roof, Lex also offers some key facts about being a T-Rex dinosaur including that he is the largest member of the tyrannosaurs family.
Lex doesn't have an off switch. Surprisingly the batteries have lasted well. It is nice to have a toy that doesn't drain batteries as quick as others. Anyway, if your child is fond of dinosaurs then buy this as it is a cool toy to have. It is easy to wipe down and keep fresh.