Before even embarking on the build, the LEGO City 60322 Race Car had already piqued my 4.5 year old son’s curiosity. “What kind of car is that?” he asked, but before I could reply him properly, he had already torn open the LEGO box and was absorbed with thumbing through the manual.
What Goes Into the LEGO City 60322 Race Car Set?
The star attraction of the LEGO City 60322 Race Car set is the race car itself. A miniature of an F1 car, the car has a single-seat, open-cockpit, open-wheel design, and front and back wings. The rear spoiler is moveable, and it goes without saying, that the rubber tyres with grip roll smoothly as well! LEGO has provided car body stickers to give the race car the full F1 look.
Accompanying the race car are two minifigures – a triumphant looking F1 driver, and a pretty F1 race car mechanic.
Ms. Car Mechanic has a set of tools, ready to repair the race car when needed, and a trophy awaits the driver at the end of his race. These additional aspects to the set gave my son more tools for imagination and play.
Putting It Together
Targeted for 4+ year olds, and with a total of 46 bricks, the LEGO City 60322 Race Car was probably the easiest set my son built. But he still enjoyed the build, and was absorbed from start to end, never leaving his seat.
I did not need to help at all, as he found the manual clear and easy to follow. It also helped that there was a pre-moulded base from which he could start with. This set is good for young children who want to graduate from LEGO DUPLO to LEGO main sets.
A LEGO Toy that Leads to Conversations
Having completed the build, my son was happily racing the LEGO City 60322 Race Car with his other cars when he suddenly stopped and held out the F1 driver to me. Moving the driver’s helmet visor up and down, he asked me curiously, ‘Mama, what’s this?’ This gave me an opportunity to explain what it was, and from there, we had a good conversation about the F1 event, cars, drivers, uniforms, and even car mechanics and their tools. I can imagine this will be a popular toy during F1 season in Singapore!
LEGO City 60322 Race Car Review
Overall, the LEGO City 60322 Race Car has been a fun and enjoyable experience not only for my son in building it, but for me as well, in the way we could talk about it together. I like the way the set closely reflects F1 reality and I would recommend it especially to lovers of cars and budding LEGO builders.
Have a great time building and racing!