Wesley is currently very much obsessed with trains. If it is a train, he loves it which is why we had a train theme for Wesley’s 2nd birthday last month. We do have several different types of train sets already since my oldest son Lucian has always loved them as well. When I was offered some playsets in order to try out the new Megabuild Junction, I could hardly say no since we had never tried Chuggington sets.
Megabuild Junction was created to be a source of inspiration. Now you can get more from Chuggington StackTrack™ playsets by using multiple sets to create an awesome build. You can get step-by-step instructions to create Megabuilds by combining StackTrack and die-cast train sets. You can also see what their designers and other families have created, visit photos & videos.
We received two play sets and an expansion pack in order to create the Rocky Ridge Roller Coaster.
My husband, Joe, really enjoys putting sets like this together with the kids so it was a welcome surprise when the package arrived on a late Friday afternoon. He simply put a laptop down on our living room floor so he could use the online instructions and set to work building. In no time he had enough built so our train loving kids could start playing with the set as he was working.
The Rocky Ridge Roller Coaster Megabuild took around a half hour to build to completion. This was without having worked with this specific type of train set before. My husband found the instructions very easy to follow.
Lucian and Wesley were in heaven. While we love our old wood train sets, the vertical build with lots of twist and turns and hills in this set made it extra fun and unique. And because of the size of this Megabuild, there was plenty of room for them to play without getting in each other’s way.
One small complaint is that with the size of this build, it is hard to move it without it coming apart in places. It isn’t hard to do some repairs afterwards for my husband who built it, but it takes longer for me to figure out where pieces should go. When you set it up, try to set it up in a place where it can stay for a little while. (The middle of our living room might not have been the best choice.)
While three trains total came with the playsets, two were of Koko and only one included a train car. It would have been awesome to see more variety and at least one train car with each set.
I also noticed that the random Chuggington train we already had on hand, does not do well with high drops and steep hills and will typically go off the track. These playsets do come with the high performance trains (found in select sets) that can handle that, but keep in mind other trains you may have might not work well on the steep parts of the track.
Even though we don’t have any other Chuggington sets to create a larger custom megabuild, my husband was still able to create another fun track layout for our boys. It even includes a rest area as requested by my seven year old
Overall my kids really enjoy these fun sets and we look forward to trying out more to see just how high we can stack our track!
To learn more about these Megabuilds, be sure to visit Stack Your Track!
Look for the Koko’s Icy Escapade ($39.99), Rescue at Rocky Ridge ($39.99) and the Twists and Turns Expansion Pack ($19.99) where Chuggington products are sold. This includes Target, Toys “R” Us and Amazon.
I have Koko’s Icy Escapade, Rescue at Rocky Ridge and the Twists and Turns Expansion Pack ($19.99) to build the Rocky Ridge Roller Coaster for one very lucky reader. This is a $100 value!
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Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of this post. Thoughts are my own.