Now, as you’ll be aware, it has been chaotic here recently so when I found myself alone for an afternoon, I grabbed the opportunity to treat myself to some ‘me’ time and set myself the challenge of building it.
As with all Interplay kits, everything you need is in the box: airbox walls, airbox floor, cabin, rudder assembly, fan, battery box, polystyrene tray, polythene tube and of course, the very informative instruction booklet.
I made sure that I familiarised myself with all the parts first before starting. The instruction book contains step by step guidance and diagrams which mean that construction of the hovercraft is simple.
The parts are all connected with paper fasteners (included) so it is suitable for children from the age of 8.
Once you have built the cabin and attached the fan and the battery pack (requires 4 x AAA batteries), your hovercraft is good to go over tiled surfaces and short-pile carpet.
If however you want to go one step further, a skirt is included in the box. When you have attached this, it provides a flexible extension to the bottom of the hovercraft, allowing the craft to pass over obstacles.
I really enjoyed building this kit and Munchkin and I had a great time playing with it. These Interplay kits make learning fun – and that has to be a winner in my eyes! They are available direct from Interplay and from good toy retailers.
DISCLAIMER: We were kindly sent this product for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own.