Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Battat Take-Apart Roadster” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
My son loves old cars. We were on our way to Orwell to see the Model T’s as they drove through the village. Sadly, we were delayed and missed seeing them. My son was so disappointed. As fate would have it, he spotted this beauty on our way home. It had broken down and the owners were waiting for a repair. My son begged me to stop and ask if he could just look at it. He was so thrilled when they not only let him look but told him to hop in! After 45 minutes, some shared cookies and lots of questions the little car was on its way and we were heading home. The owners may not remember this little visit, but my children will remember it for a lifetime.
The “Battat Take-Apart Roadster” will appeal to any little car lover. The chunky pieces are perfect for little hands to manipulate.
The set comes with 22 pieces: Drill, Flathead drill bit, Star drill bit, Nut Driver, Base, Body, 4 Tires, 4 Tire Bolts, Window, Seats, Trunk, Grill, 4 Screws.
The recommended age is 3 and up. With so many pieces I would recommend ages 4-5. It goes together similar to a jig-saw puzzle. The instructions are black and white and difficult for little ones to understand. I would like to see a photo step-by-step guide for little ones to follow.
The drill is battery operated using 2 AA batteries. The three drill bits are interchangeable and simply slide onto the drill. The drill works in both forward and reverse with the slide of a button. Your little one will learn the life skill of tightening screws to the right and loosening screws to the left. You will find yourself repeating “tighty righty, lefty loosey” as your little one works.
The set is easy to assemble, but your little one may require some assistance for the first few times. The screws are difficult to loosen the first time and required a little extra effort to remove. For the first 7 steps, it does not matter if you use the flathead or the star drill bit.
Step 1: Screw the grill onto the base.
Step 2: Place the body onto the base.
Step 3: Place the seats and screw down.
Step 4: Attach the window. We found that the Flat Head Drill Bit works best for this, as the window can be awkward to work around.
Step 5: Attach the trunk.
Step 6: Using the Nut Driver bit attach the tires. The tires can be added anytime, but my son finds that it is easiest to add them last. It prevents the car from rolling as he is working on it.
After the Roadster is fully assembled it is ready to head out on great adventures.
Be advised that there are electronics in the drill so be sure to just surface wipe any dirt. The car can be washed with soapy water as all the parts are plastic.
I would recommend purchasing a small storage tote for this toy in the event that it is not completely assembled. There are many small parts to store.
Battat toys are made free from BPA, Phthalate and lead. Each toy is 100% non-toxic and passes all USA, all Canadian, and European toxicity and safety tests.
Little mechanics will love to take-apart and fix this little red Roadster.