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Lego® Technic 42059 Stunt Truck Review: How to learn by creative play

One thing both of my kids’ love is the Technic Lego® series. These kits offer a more advanced challenge for my kids to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. I think the best part is that kids get hands-on practice by playing with the advanced, realistic technical functions of the beams and plates, gears, axles, connectors and special parts, wheels, and tires and so on.

I believe that kids learn best through play, when they are encouraged to explore new things and find new fields of interest.

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Item Info
Year Released: 2017
Weight: 317g
Size: Stunt truck is 3″ (8cm) high, 7″ (18cm) long and 3″ (9cm) wide, the ramp is 4″ (12cm) wide, 3″ (9cm) deep and under 1″ (2cm) high.
Instructions: Yes

For ages 7-14, or why not older!

Item Consists Of
142 Parts

The fact that Lego® manage to reproduce replicas of realistic technical functions in their Technic series sets, helps both kids and parents (!) to learn by creative play. This opens up the opportunities to discuss the different functions in detail.

Here follows my Stunt Truck Review.

Product description of the LEGO Technic Stunt Truck 42059 Vehicle Set, Building Toy

Your kids will be able to perform amazing stunts with this high-speed LEGO® Technic Stunt Truck model, featuring a blue, black and white color scheme with checkered racing stickers, sturdy front bumper and wide blue rims with low profile tires. This Stunt Truck is also equipped with a pull-back motor and comes with a buildable stunt ramp.

To make it even cooler, combine it with the LEGO Technic Stunt Bike 42058 Advanced Vehicle Set pull-back model for extended play possibilities or to create the Power Racer combi model.

The stunt truck features a powerful pull-back motor, sturdy front bumper and wide blue rims with low profile tires.

A buildable stunt ramp is also included in the set.

You or your kids will be able to decorate with the fresh blue, black and white color scheme with checkered racing stickers.

Just bring on the LEGO Technic Stunt Bike 42058 Advanced Vehicle Set and let the stunt competition begin. Activate the pull-back motor to send the high-speed Stunt Truck hurtling toward the stunt ramp.

The set has a uniquely decorated LEGO® Technic 40th Anniversary brick included in it.

As always with LEGO®Technic models, they are designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.

This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 7-14, or why not older!

Stunt Truck measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 7″ (18cm) long and 3″ (9cm) wide.

Ramp measures over 4″ (12cm) wide, 3″ (9cm) deep and under 1″ (2cm) high.

Combine with the LEGO Technic Stunt Bike 42058 Advanced Vehicle Set to create an awesome Power Racer combi model.

Combi model Power Racer measures over 4″ (11cm) high, 7″ (19cm) long and 3″ (9cm) wide.

What do the customer reviews say?

At amazon.com the rating is 4.9 (out of 5) stars. There are 42 customer reviews for the time being when I write this post.

 

There are 6 reviews at Lego Shop (for the time being when I write this post). The overall rating is 4.7 (out of 5) Lego pieces. Play experience 4.7 (out of 5) Lego pieces, and value for money 4.5 (out of 5) Lego pieces. The level of difficulty is judged as average.

Pros with your kids playing with Lego® Technic

  1. Kids are challenged to think in three dimensions by creative play.
  2. The builders learn how to follow and use instructions. If you skip something, then the result will not be as expected. They get almost instant feedback.
  3. Kids get an experience of problem-solving, organization, and planning by construction.
  4. They are challenged in critical thinking.
  5. Kids creativity gets a boost.
  6. Their motor development gets some practice.
  7. Kids are challenged to practice their patience. If the builder gives up, then they will not finish, and there will not be a fully functional toy.
  8. LEGO® Technic toys are all compatible with all LEGO® construction sets for creative building.

Cons of letting your kids play with Lego® Technic

  1. Not immediately intuitive, and requires some practice.
  2. Requires the builder to think several steps ahead. (A lot of parental support is required in the beginning to help your kid to get started in a good way, which is not necessarily a bad thing).
  3. The price tag, even though I say, you get what you pay for, a good quality toy.
  4. Be prepared, your kids will likely lose their patience from time to time.
  5. You will find a bazillion little pieces everywhere. This is a good opportunity for parents to teach kids how to organize things to make it easier. As an example, all the pieces can be sorted by color.
  6. Yes, there will likely be a countless number of completed projects, which will be decorating every level surface in your home.

Summary

When your kids want to step up the challenge, The LEGO® Technic sets will all offer fantastic building experiences. This set is not so big, only 142 parts. It will likely take a short time to assemble, so your kids will be able to start to play with it quite quickly. The most fun part is the pull-back feature.   

So, go and get your own Stunt Truck.

Have any comments about this product? I would love to hear what you think. Just, leave a comment below!

8 comments

How cool is this? My kids love Lego’s and drive me crazy every time something new comes out. They haven’t mentioned the Lego Technic set yet, so maybe I can surprise them for their birthdays. Thank you for the awesome article! I will stay posted…

Clay

This stunt truck looks pretty awesome. I got a 2 years old boy and this kind of truck would amaze him when he will grow up. I didnt know that Lego was doing these kind of more ”deeper” intuitive toys. I will defenitely will looking into that in the next years. This will be a great gift for an older boy that I know too. Also, I love playing with these kind of puzzlish creative toys so it will make 2 hits with 1 stone 🙂 Thanks for the review.

Yes, both my kids get amazed by these kind of toys. They are 8 and 5 years old right now. However, I think a 2 year old would need some help to build this set together. 😉 I do recommend to start early with basic Lego kits. A good age is when the kids no longer put everything in their mouths.

Great information! Wish I would have had this knowledge at my fingertips when my kids were playing with legos. I’ve forwarded your info to a few friends that are lego nuts and they will love this! I still have a large bucket the kids left with me and I couldn’t dare part with them…they are enjoyed by many…. adults a like. Its fun to use your imagination and create.
Just wanted to send you a note of how awesome I thought your post was.

Hi there, thanks for the review. I believe playing with Lego technic is positive for growing children. I myself played Lego as a kid and loved it. I got a technical job after too and for sure I could use some or another experience I made as a kid in my work.
For example “be careful with electricity” lol. I learned to be an electrician.
Have fun, Stefan 🙂

Ha, ha. 🙂 Yes, you need to be careful with electricity. I agree, it is a good thing to get experience from already as a kid. Likely, your intuition will then tell if there is something you shouldn’t do, when you work with more advanced technical equipments as a grown up. Thank you for your commment!

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