Chuggington Interactive Railway Review

P loves trains. Really he loves anything with wheels. He is the little boy that will gravitate to a train set or box of cars when he is at a playgroup or friends house. He loves his cars and trains. P had the opportunity to check out the new Chuggington interactive railway by The Learning Curve.

"About Chuggington
Chuggington is a CGI-animated series as well as a fully immersive interactive website. The series follows the adventures of Wilson, Brewster and Koko, trainee engines, each with their own unique personality and learning style.  The series is set in a world much like our own with cities, villages and diverse cultures and geography. Entertainment and enjoyment is at the heart of Chuggington, but embedded within each story are important educational and developmental messages centered on learning and social-emotional development. Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder. The property was conceived to seamlessly integrate television, books and interactive. Further information is available at,

Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set
Brewster is a strong and solid diesel-electric train built for heavy loads. He doesn't always understand his own strength, which can make him a bit awkward and clumsy. Take him through the Chug Wash and hear him react as to the different wash cycles. Then, head over to the Fuel Depot where he can fill up. This set also includes an overhead signal and figure 8 layout. Ages 3 and up. SRP: $39.99. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us.
This is the set we had the chance to review!

My Thoughts: Upon arrival both of my children were very excited to open up the railway set and start playing it. At first I was a little scared as we have had another train set that was pretty tricky to set up. This set was very simple there are number on the bottom of the tracks and they correspond with the instruction booklet. We set it up all in under 10 minutes and the kids were playing with Brewster and the track. This set came with a gas station and wash/paint station. The set includes a nice amount of track with its easy tabs to connect and take apart. The kids had a lot of fun running Brewster around to each station and listen to what he had to say. The gas and wash station are also interactive. The whole set seems to be made really well and looks like a set that will last a while. Each station and train has an on and off button that is easy for a child 3+ to turn off and on. P was great at turning it on and off and A didn't really have any troubles either. More just to remind her to turn it off when not playing with the train.
This has been hours of play fun for both children. P has played with this set over and over. P says his favorite part of this set is when the train drives (he does this part) and he loves when Brewster talks to him and the stations make sounds. Definitely a keeper in this house! 

The train set uses SmartTalk technology; Chuggington Interactive Railway engines recognize and interact with one another and with key train stops in the collection. The more engines you have the more interactive they become.  
Check them out on Toys R Us Canada, The Learning Curve, Facebook and Also on Twitter.

~*Disclaimer: I received the product above free of charge in exchange for a review on CCM. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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