Product Type: ELC Toy Car
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ELC Big City Garage
Member Name: wazza115
ELC Big City Garage
Date: 19/03/12, updated on 15/06/13 (127 review reads)
Advantages: well made, a great toy
Disadvantages: Can be expensive if not on offer
Whilst I am writing this review, Lauren and her dad are happily playing with the Big City Garage and accessories.
We were in Mothercare last year when my other half (who I think is getting a bit bored of playing with Sylvanians and dolls) came walking over to me with the Carry Along City with a big smile on his face. His words were he had found a real bargain as it was half price at £20. I gave in and we purchased it.
The Carry Along City if great, its a small suitcase style box which folds out into a mat which has roads on, there are a couple of bridges and road that can be built.
Lauren was also really excited when she saw it, she liked to have races with daddy but her biggest fascination was lining the cars up in the car park.
Early Learning sell several products in the Big City range so we decided to add the Big City Garage to it at Christmas.
The garage just sits at the side of the mat, it has a moving lift, ramps, car wash, moving barriers, petrol pumps and a helipad, it also makes fun sounds and noises.
The ramps and road are quite wide which means Lauren can also race her lorries around.
I was really surprised at how much Lauren enjoyed playing with this, out of all her Christmas presents, this is the one thing she gets out the most.
Although everything is plastic, its really good quality (as you would expect with an Early Learning Centre Product) and not flimsy as some plastic toys are.
We had purchased a plastic garage from Toys R Us the previous Christmas and this was really flimsy, Lauren only had to lean on it slightly and bits would snap loose or un-clip.
This retails at around £55, however we managed to purchase it at £25 and it included a free pack of cars.
The last part of the range is the Big City Spiral Race Ramp and we will most definitely be purchasing this for her at Easter.
The range can be quite expensive however if you keep an eye out, every time ELC have some sort of sale on, some of the range is always included, we have always purchased the items at half price.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Fantastic garage
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