A clever little rubber powered car. Lovely design with clear instructions and very rewarding to build. Operates well in forward and reverse
I am about 3/4 of my way through the build. so far, I have encountered two issues:
- many of the toothpicks are too small for some holes. I keep finding cut picks on my desk, causing me to hunt for the empty hole. Either the picks are too small or the holes are too large;
- trying to tie elastic bands to the right dimension is very challenging. I have had to retie many of the bands in order to get a tight fit. In fact, the instructions do not indicate that the bands must be taut or mention the bands at all.
- the parts are easy to separate from the boards. Any broken pieces have been repaired using carpenter glue.
- some of the diagrams do not clearly show how the pieces are to fit. For example, on page 24, images 6 and 7, the pictures do not clearly show how assemblies 101 (instruction 2) and 101-103 (instruction 5) fit to the slots in part 99; the instructions 2 and 3 are also not explanatory. My review of the structures led me to believe how they should fit.
In spite of the foregoing, the build has been challenging and fun. At this time in the pandemic, a very pleasant time-waster. I will be looking for another challenge.
My son loved it!