When school is out for the summer, it can be challenging to keep small kids occupied, especially if the weather is bad and they can’t go outside. What a relief it was to discover this collection of four dinosaurs that can be assembled and raced against one another. Mothers may find it challenging to come up with inventive, creative playthings for their young children who are Ark 2 Servers dinosaur enthusiasts and want tubepaleontologists but also want to explore their passion for all things prehistoric, particularly dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs that race
The first model was an Ark 2 Servers armored Stegosaurus, complete with a set of six brilliant red cardboard plates to press out and fasten along the back of the cardboard body. The second model was a long-necked dinosaur that was extremely colorful (orange). This was a Diplodocus, and this specific replica was to be called “Dippy,” according to reliable sources. It was also pointed out to me that the “Dippy” dinosaur had some light speckles running along its back and tail, which contrasted wonderfully with the extremely vivid orange of the remainder of the model. “Sippy’s racing stripes” were evidently these?
Four Unique Models
All the components required to assemble a purple racing Triceratops with green spikes sticking out from the back of the head are included in the package. Thankfully, these were already fastened to the card that served as the model’s front; otherwise, it would have been difficult to attach them. A dinosaur that consumed meat is depicted in the fourth model. A Tyrannosaurus red in a race, its short arms ending in the infamous two-fingered hands, and its back covered in vivid green spines. Four pairs of “goggle” eyes that you could connect to the models’ faces were included in the package; it was a wonderful touch. Simply peel off the backing and adhere them to the models, though it would be prudent to wait until all the models have been constructed before doing so. My delight at not needing glue was heightened by the fact that double-sided foam tapes and several spherical stickers helped hold the cardboard models together, preventing glue-covered sticky fingers. Making the models was rather simple because the different cardboard components had slots that, when folded, could be put into appropriate areas of the model. There was no need for mechanical installation because the wind up gears’ wheels were already attached. A metal bar with a white grip handle protrudes from each gear box, and when it is cranked, it gives the models’ wheels motion.
Building Tips & Advice
Be sure the double-sided foam sticker used to attach the gear mechanism to the cardboard dinosaur body is not too close to the real gear axle when building the dinosaurs. The gear box should be lined correctly so that it fits into the slots that hold the wind-up handle and the wheels. If not, your dinosaur will shoot backwards rather than forwards when you turn the handle and release it. It can be a good idea to test which way the gear spins the wheels before marking the front of the gear assembly with a felt-tip pen to avoid confusion. The gear box needed to be carefully secured to the model’s body after being properly oriented
Simple to Follow Directions
We were ready to begin our races after reading the directions, which were very well given out and had enough of helpful photographs to show what needed to be done to construct each model. Although the package states that this item is suited for youngsters from five years and up, some adult supervision over the assembly would be prudent. It is advisable to have some adult advice when assembling these wind-up racing dinosaurs. We were able to race the dinosaurs across the table after setting up a track using the “start” and “finish” tree cones that had been provided with this kit. Although the T. red fell over a few times when racing on carpet, these dinosaurs run pretty effectively on any firm, flat surface.