Fisher-Price Big Action Construction Site with Remote Control

  • Big Action Construction Site introduces kids to RC vehicles and features an interactive playset full of action-packed construction fun
  • The easy-to-use RC controller steers the truck in 4 directions with 4 color coded buttons related to colors on the truck
  • Features EZ Guide Ramps that automatically aligns the vehicle so even the youngest kids find success Driving it to the play areas
  • Drive the vehicle onto the pad where a cool elevator magically rises to the 2nd level
  • Load and unload boulders with the plunger claw or Dr.ive to the Hopper where boulders are magically loaded from the upper level

Big Action Construction Site introduces preschoolers to RC vehicles & features an interactive playset full of action-packed construction fun! The easy-to-use RC controller steers the truck in 4 directions – forward, back, left & right – with 4 color

List Price: $ 59.99

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kid & Grandpa approved!, September 26, 2011
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Jeff (Sonova Beach, FL) – See all my reviews
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= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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It’s nice to feel like a kid again!

The joy on my grandson’s face was priceless when we both got down on the floor in the playroom to ‘play trucks’. Like kids in a candy store, we ripped open the carton and got down to some serious play time.

Set-up was super easy, just remember the batteries. The construction set is multi-sided so you can play from any direction. A nice feature for multiple kids, or in my case, me and my grandson.

The set appears well built and should be able to take some abuse, but I wouldn’t recommend dropping from the roof onto the driveway or beating it with metal spikes. The fit and finish is excellent and there were no sharp edges or ‘pinch’ zones.

The gameplay is tremendous. My grandson loved the interactions and started asking many “how does that work” questions. We added ping pong and make-up balls to make things even more tremendous. Chloe, the cat, however, refused to ride in the truck.

This set will provide many hours of fun learning for any child.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun toy with more activities than it initially appears, September 29, 2011
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Brian A. Roush (Cincinnati, Ohio United States) – See all my reviews
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= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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When I first put this together I really didn’t think it was going to hold my 3-year old boy’s attention for very long. In fact, I was a bit disappointed that it seemed like there was only one path to move the truck along and that was it. My concerns were diffused the more he played with it. He likes it and is having a ton of fun with it.

There are actually numerous ways to play, and plenty of places to drive the truck. The most obvious is driving the truck up the elevator. When the truck loads onto the lower elevator, it trips a spring-loaded mechanism that raises the truck to the upper level. Once on the upper level, you can either proceed around the bend to the down elevator, or if you stop at the bend in the road, you can back up. This causes the truck to back into a well-positioned stop that causes it to dump its boulders into the hopper. Going to the upper elevator, the truck loads on, and it’s weight causes it to drop to the ground. Therefore, the elevator is completely self-working without the need for batteries or your child to reset it. There’s also stops on the elevator to prevent the truck from falling off in mid-air. Very well designed.

Once on the ground, you can go around to the boulder-loading area. Running the truck into it, it automatically causes the boulders to fall into the truck. The truck can also back into the lower boulder hopper/elevator to spill the boulders into it, similar to the one on the upper level.

In addition to those activities, the truck can go under one part of the platform, can park in a garage area, and can stop for some gas at the pretend gas-pump. The crane is also movable and I like that the plunger can be worked to pop the boulders out of the claw without having to use a second hand. The crane can reach everywhere from the ground to the upper level to grab/dump boulders.

The remote is durable and the 4 buttons easy to use. Note that you cannot make the truck move forward/back while steering. You have to stop to turn the truck. The big, rubbery tires grip well and move the truck just fine on our carpet. The control is ok, but turning a precise amount is difficult. This is where the wide openings to the ramps are helpful, though they don’t guide the truck properly 100% of the time. There is a spot on the set near the garage for the remote to slide onto when not using it.

Design-wise, this set is very similar to Geo-trax. The remote is the same type of Infrared remote, with similar range and good reliability. The boulders are the same size, so this is a good set to combine or use in the same area. The scale is bigger, so it makes for more of a “quarry” compared to the trains & tracks found in Geotrax.

The only problems we’ve had is that when going on the upper platform, making the turn causes the truck to click like the gears are slipping. It happens every time, so I’m disappointed in this one aspect. We’ve had the occasional fall off the elevator and platform, but it’s funny more than annoying. Most of the time it works well.

Considering how much my son has been playing with it and the cost of similar Geo-trax type toys, I think this toy is priced accordingly (~ at the time I received it).

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fun to assemble and to play! Some functional challenges., September 29, 2011
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= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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Half the fun is in the assembly! Sort of Legos on steroids. Once complete there are endless combinations of play. The elevator is a particular hit and is designed with weighting and release mechanisms to move in response to the truck’s arrival. However, it only works without extra assistance one of four times… either the truck’s nose gets too far forward and catches on the lip of the exit ramp or, on the way down, the first elevator tilts on its axis and catches on the support, leaving the descending truck suspended in the air. Usually can be overcome with a quick tap that doesn’t disrupt play too much.

The truck is responsive to the remote control but precise steering is not possible. This is generally overcome by the wide ramps and of course other household furniture is fair game! With the exception of the elevator hiccup, smiles all around.

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