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Noisy & frustrating (but you can kill the clicker),
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: TOMY Constructables Motorized Building Vehicle Playset (Toy)
This toy is both EXTREMELY noisy and very frustrating to my children.
The toy is frustrating because if you so much as breath near it the whole thing falls to pieces and needs to be built again. My 3 year old has learned to work around the fragility of his creations and is just careful since he likes to watch it motor around the floor.
Then there is the NOISE. This thing is absolutely ridiculous in the amount of noise it makes. I was constantly making the kids go play somewhere else because it is just amazing how loud it is. This may be the loudest toy we have and we have alot of toys.
So... I took matters into my own hands. I opened the motor to seek and destroy the clicker.
For anyone who is so completely irritated with this thing as I was, it is actually fairly easy to remove the clicker. Don't do what I did and take the whole thing apart to be sitting in a pile of gears thinking "now where is that clicker".
Set the motor on a surface with the screws facing up. Remove the four screws then gently lift the cover straight up. Now flip that cover over. Do you see the little white thingie sticking out? That is your noise maker, unscrew its one screw and throw the screw and the piece of plastic in the garbage. Now put the cover back on and you are good to go.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011 4:27:43 AM PDT
Um, thank you! I thought the CLICKCLICKCLICKING meant there was something wrong with our motor! This is very helpful, and I may just try it. We just got the dino constructables set as well, and it also makes an extraneous noise, but not nearly as annoying. Unfortunately, it seems even more poorly designed than the vehicle set, although we've only had it out of the box for an hour, so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that I'm reading the directions wrong or something!
Posted on Dec 26, 2011 11:30:49 AM PST
Thank you SOOOO much for the clicker removal info!
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Posted on Dec 25, 2013 4:36:38 AM PST
Saiyan Vejita says:
Two extra tips: first, you'll need a Philips head (the "plus"/"X" one) #1 sized screwdriver to remove the four screws. Second, after removing the four screws and lifting the red cover up, DO NOT flip it over right away. The screws are loose and will fly everywhere if you do that... just be sure to cup your hand over the four screws and then flip it over, so they fall into your hand instead.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2014 1:56:00 PM PDT
Yes we thought the same thing the noise seemed to be defective. We removed the clicker as well, nice and quiet Ahhh.
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