The children are both at the age now where they love construction toys and love role play – anything that involves using their imaginations. So when we were invited to be Playmobil Playologists this year it didn’t take us long to agree! The children don’t have any Playmobil toys yet so you can imagine their excitement when the Playmobil Fire Chief’s Car with Lights and Sound turned up to review.
The Fire Chief’s Car comes ready to be built, with lots of pieces and clear instructions of how to put it together. Little Man and LP were in their element trying to help and loved being able to put the wheels and things on themselves. Building the car was a great activity for me to do with the children and we really enjoyed building it together.
The Playmobil Fire Chief’s Car is straightforward to build and the sound and light unit clicks easily onto the top of the car. You press a button for the lights to come on and another for the sounds and they continue to flash and make siren noises until you press the buttons again. Auto shut-off would be a good addition to this to save batteries – and our ears! It’s worth noting too that batteries aren’t included in the set.
Once the Fire Chief’s Car is constructed it’s the perfect toy for role play. It comes with the fire chief, road cones and other little accessories that all fit nicely into the back of the car. The wheels turn really smoothly making it nice to push around the room and Little Man has loved using it to play out fire scenes – or even just to direct other traffic!
The Playmobil Fire Chief’s Car is really well made and a toy that can literally last years. It’s one of a whole range of fire related Playmobil toys and at the moment comes complete with limited edition fire stickers too. Playmobil is a top manufacturer within the preschool toys sector and I know we will be investing in many more toys as the years go by!
The Playmobil Fire Chief’s Car has an RRP of £19.99
Disclosure: We were sent the above toy for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.