Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset Review
- Hours of enjoyment and imagination building
- Real working elevator that brings your cars to every level
- Dual racing track allows for racing competitions
- Private jet transports cars and has its own landing pad
- A gorilla tries to knock your cars to the ground
- The losing car in the race is flipped off the track
- Elevator can easily become stuck
- The gorilla may malfunction if set is not together properly
How it works
The Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset is the biggest Hot Wheels playset yet. At about 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide, the Super Ultimate Garage has the capability to house the largest collection of Hot Wheels cars. The garage can store up to 140 cars or more. The set also comes with a spiral track, a corkscrew car elevator that has a gorilla attached, a private jet that can carry cars in its hull, and a variety of other stations that are found throughout the set. The racetrack is a dual-track where kids can race their cars from the penthouse section of the set down to the bottom where the end of the track has the capability to flip cars off of the road. The Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset will entertain your children for hours and give them several opportunities to create stories and use their imaginations.
On the lower level of the set, there is a gas station and a jail. The jail is utilized when cars that have been caught drag racing by a Hot Wheels police car are impounded. But be aware, anyone can break out of the jail at any time. The rest of the structure contains parking spots for over 140 Hot Wheels cars, and there is a spiral, corkscrew motorized elevator that carries cars from the bottom to the top. There is a gorilla that is attached to the elevator that back and forth trying to knock the cars out of the elevator and onto the ground in an attempt to thwart drag racers. The set also comes with a set of stickers that are to be placed in specific spots throughout the set.
The massive size of the set makes it easy for anyone to stand or sit next to the structure and move and play with the cars as they are driven throughout the various areas of the set. The parts that make up the garage are of a durable plastic that can withstand the constant rolling of the cars and the crashing of cars all through the garage.
The gorilla is also made of durable materials that allow it to swing and come in contact with the cars, and the private jet has a landing pad where the jet can be clicked in to prevent it from falling off the garage. The garage and its accompanying parts are all stable and safe to use.
The instruction manual that comes with the set is a set of pictures that show you how to put the set together. There are no other explanations so paying close attention is essential; however, it shouldn’t take that long to assemble the product. Besides the usual pieces of the elevator, tracks, garage, gorilla, plane, and other areas of the set that are assembled, there is also a set of stickers that come with the set. These stickers have specific places they need to be placed on the set like in parking spaces. The stickers are self-explanatory as to where they need to be placed. Some parents have even had their children help them in the building of the set because it’s that easy.
Hot Wheels Cars
What’s more, the elevator will get stuck because the cars shift while they are in the corkscrew preventing the screw from being able to freely turn and that causes a huge clicking and jamming sound that is louder than the motor. Because it has been found that the elevator gets stuck more often than not, many parents have encouraged their kids to not use the elevator or make sure they are using the proper-sized cars while playing. Because the garage can house up to and over 140 Hot Wheels cars, Hot Wheels cars of any generation or from any other set can fit in the parking spaces, the track, and around the set. You just need to be careful with the elevator as that is where the most problems occur.
When assembling the elevator, make sure the top of the piece is firmly secure. The littlest gap in pieces can cause the gorilla to get stuck and not return back down to the bottom to climb back up. The gorilla runs on the same mechanism that turns the corkscrew of the garage, so when the elevator gets stuck so does the gorilla.
Connection To Other Sets
The hours of imagination and creativity is endless. The hours of constant enjoyment is the most important as this will keep your children occupied while also allowing them to expand their minds. By making the cars the main attractions in their stories, they are able to see the world and be imaginative in a way that is far different than playing with figures or video games.