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As I said in my previous review, my son was given all sorts of toy vehicles as presents for his second birthday. Like most little boys, he had started to show a real interest in cars and vehicles. One of the vehicles that he received was this Big City Cement Mixture from the Early Learning Centre.
The mixer is part of the Big City range from ELC, from which we now own several components (reviews to follow!). It is for children aged 3 years plus but it is actually quite a big, bulky truck and I have no qualms in letter my two year old son have it. It is priced at £7 but is part of the two for £10 promotion, which makes it much better value.
The truck of the mixer is a light blue colour and made of quite a strong plastic. Like the recycling truck that we own from this range, it has orange lights on the top of the cab that are purely there for decoration - they do not actually work. My son would love if they did as he likes the 'nee naws' on some of his other vehicles which flash. The underside of the mixer is made of black plastic. There are four pairs of black wheels on this vehicle, so it pushes smoothly and easily along the floor. The mixer at the back of the truck is coloured white and blue, in thick striped sections. This spins around like a cement mixer would and my son loves to spin this. It feels sturdy and, despite rather vigorous spinning from a rough toddler, it has remained well intact. The design of the truck - as a big chunky vehicle - means it is too large for the big city garage but my son enjoys pushing this along on his road map rug.
The truck is great for toddlers interested in vehicles, particularly construction, this makes a nice addition to a vehicle set. My son enjoys playing with it and it is helping him develop his imagination as he uses it as part of building sets etc. It is well made and moves well so I would definitely recommend this - especially if you pick it up on the two for £10 promotion.
Fuel their imagination with the City Service Cement Mixer. Use the truck to drive around our city playmats or Carry Along City (available separately)Rotate the drum and mix the cement - push around the house and fix the gaps.Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. Age range: From 3 years.