Christmas will be here before we know it and if you have massive Thomas and Friends fans in your house like I do then I am sure that a Thomas and Friends Super Station is right on the top of their Christmas list! Thomas and Daniel have wanted one since our trip to London so they have been very lucky and Santa has kindly sent them a Thomas and Friend’s Super Station to review and test before Christmas as a special treat.
Key features of the Super Station:
• Compatible with TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and Wood engines
• Room for over 100 engines
• 10 metres of track
• Features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station, the Sodor Steamworks, the Dieselworks and Blue Mountain Quarry
• Use the adapter pieces to connect to other playsets to create an even bigger playset for hours of fun
• Suitable for 3 years+
• RRP: £129.99
The Super Station arrives in a large box and due to its size when put up, it is probably not the kind of thing you can build in advance of Christmas Day without little people working out what you are doing. However, the instructions are detailed and everything clips together easily so even if excitement is reaching fever pitch on Christmas day, then you can put it together fairly easily and quickly.
The Thomas and Friend’s Super Station comes with a Minis James, an Adventure’s Percy, a Track Master Thomas and a Harold the helicopter. The Super Station can also take wooden railway trains and despite not being advertised as such, Take & Play trains work on there too. Although I am not sure if you can attach any Take & Play sets to it.
Thomas and Daniel have played with the Super Station lots since it was put up. It does take up a bit of space in our living room but we think with a bit of moving around, we can put the Super Station up against the wall, when they are not playing with it so we can get our living room back. The track underneath the Super Station can be put into different configurations so it can be altered to fit almost any space.
One of my favourite features of the Super Station is that there are lots of hooks all over it where the different types of trains can be stored. I am hoping this will stop us having to keep treading on trains to cross our living room once it has been filled up with our vast collection. I also like that Harold the helicopter has a hook on his undercarriage which means he can pick up the barrels and crates that come with the Super Station and fly them to another part of Sodor!
Thomas, aged 6 and Daniel who is 4 in January both love the Super Station and keep on inventing lots of games with it. They have had races down the slopes, Gordon has taken the Express up his hill and James has crashed into Tidmouth Sheds! It is a well-loved toy already and I can see it getting lots of use for many years to come.
You can see our unboxing, building and our first play with the Thomas & Friends Super Station on my latest vlog:
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