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7906 Fire Boat

7906 Fire Boat

Fall 2007 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: The LEGO Group
Price: $34.99
Review:

The LEGO Fire Boat is a step-by-step kit for building a seaworthy model boat decked out to look like a fireboat. It makes an eye-catching model that really floats, complete with a motor to propel it through the water. Building the boat encourages manual dexterity, spatial relations, and constructive creativity. It requires attention to detail to complete the project and is appropriate for the attention level of a 5-year-old. The set includes a battery-operated motor that can attach to the one-piece base of the boat to propel the complete boat through the water, ostensibly without soaking the contents of the boat. The kit also includes three mini-figures in full fire-fighting gear.

Testers wanted to know whether fireboats are real, and what they do, and how they work. And because the fireboat can be dismantled and reconfigured as a police boat, the round of questions began again.

Emily Crawford   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Look for this product at:
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
The LEGO Group
860-763-3211
http://www.lego.com
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RUTMGG/parentschoice-20

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