“ Theme: Racers „
This Lego Racers model 8195 is slightly different from most of it's peers. It's called the Turbo Tow and it's an actual miniature Lego tow truck. For £3.99 I really don't think you can grumble. Whether or not this is better value for money brick for brick than the other sets I don't know, but it certainly feels as though it is. It's definitely got more play appeal anyway.
Inside the sturdy plastic pot you'll find your Lego bricks in plastic bags along with an instruction booklet and a small sheet of stickers. The instruction booklet is folded in half so you'll need to get the crease out of this before use - otherwise it just jumps all over the place every time you try to turn the page.
Following the instructions for this model is very simple, even for the moveable tow truck arm at the back. Some younger kids might not have enough simultaneous strength and skill to push the joints together, but that bit of help can be given by an older child or adult pretty quickly. Once put together this miniature tow truck stays together better than some of the larger, similar models do.
Getting the stickers on is always a nightmare with Lego Racers because they're so small! The stickers will stick the second they make contact with the bricks, so you have to get it right first time. Fortunately there aren't as many stickers for this model as there are for some of the others, but there are still a reasonable amount to go on here. I supposed really you could leave them off if you preferred.
Once built this is a fun little toy that makes a great addition to a collection of Lego Racers or a general Lego town. You can smash and crash your other cars, then send this little guy into to town them to your Lego garage for repairs. The grandson has had a lot of fun doing this and especially likes that he can actually hook cars onto this and really tow them along.