Recently Roo and I were chosen to review the new Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set. To say Roo was very excited when the Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set arrived for review would be an understatement. Roo loves cars and has had cars to play with since she was little and regularly races her pull back and go cars up and down the hall way. Like most kids she always enjoys getting new toys and this looked really exciting with it’s bright colourful box. The Nano cars are small cars which you start up and they then fly around the track with great speed.
There are two cars in the pack as well as the track, and you can buy additional cars to play with to add in more variety. Unlike other track car sets that we have bought for Roo the Nano Speed cars are really small and are meant to reach speeds as fast as 1500 mph scaled speed. I am a mum, not a scientist and have no idea what scaled speed is, but it sounds fast.
Inside the pack you find the green plastic track. Parents please note that you will need two D size batteries before you can use the set. This is not a battery size that I normally have lying around the house so if you are buying this for a present it is worth making sure you have the right size batteries as well. The batteries are placed in the motorised grey section which is used to help propel the cars around the track.
Daddy E was charged with setting up the track and declared it complicated until he turned the track pieces over and realised that the sections of track had printed numbers on the back. These are joined together in order so it is actually very easy to set up. The instructions are quite helpful as well with clear diagrams. The sections are easy to push together and there are stickers provided to jazz up the finished track. It does take a little while to set up but we got there in the end.
The track does take up quite a lot of space so it is best to set it up somewhere where it is not in the way and it can stay for some time. Roo’s is housed in the play room and has become one of her favourite toys in recent weeks. Plus the cat also seems to get amusement watching the cars go round and round
In order to play with the Nano Speed Super Vert Crash Set you need to launch the cars. There are two ways of doing this (I only found one and it was in fact Roo who found the other). For option 1 you can push the cars into the motorised grey section, in which case it will shoot up and go around the top part of the track.
To get the cars to go around the corkscrew bottom part of the track they need to be launched manually. To do this you need to pull them back until they click and move them backwards and forwards a few times. This was actually quite tricky to get the hang of. We did get to the stage where we got it working most of the time and at this point we had great fun watching the cars going around the loop. It was however frustrating when it was not working correctly. One car also seemed to work much better than the other, I am not sure if this was because it was a bit heavier.
The other downside to it is that the battery pack is extremely noisy and can get irritating after a while. So not ideal if you want your child to have a bit of quiet play time. I did have to take time out from it as the humming is fairly consistent and headache forming.
Roo absolutely loved playing with the Nano Super Vert Crash Set set once we had resolved the car launching issues. It is something she can play with on her own and take turns at seeing which car does the most loops or goes the furthest. On one occasion she played with the set for over 4o minutes before moving on to something else.
You can find out more about Nano Speed products on their website. The Nano Super Vert Crash Set is RRP £34.99. There are over 60 cars to collect so it is definitely worth getting a few sets to create real crash, bang mayhem on the track!
Disclosure: I was sent the Nano Super Vert Crash Set to review but was not told what to write and my opinions are my own. I have not received any other form of monetary payment for this post.