Rock & Dirt’s Top Construction Toys for 2015
Do you have a construction loving kid or “kid at heart” on your holiday shopping list? Need help finding the perfect gift? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite construction toys! Our list has toys for every age from dump trucks to excavators. There’s something for just about every price range.
Here’s our list in no particular order:
Tonka Dump Truck 12 Volt Powered Ride On
Who wouldn’t want a Tonka Truck you could ride in? This Ride On brings the rugged world of Tonka to life. This tough, battery-powered Tonka Mighty Dump Truck with a real working dump is perfect for getting dirty and doing heavy lifting! The Tonka Dump Truck is equipped with 2 seats and adjustable play seat belts and working dump bed. The truck can reach a speed of 4 mph. Includes: 12V rechargeable battery, battery indicator and charger. Check it out at http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=43546606.
LEGO Technic Bulldozer
What’s better for a construction lover than building followed by play? We aren’t sure how long it will take to put the 617 piece dozer together, but we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait! This heavy-duty 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic Bulldozer features wide, moving tracks, massive blade, and a detailed engine with moving pistons. The completed dozer measures over 5” high, 11” long and 6” wide. Trench Digger measures over 4” high, 11” long and 5” wide. Recommended for ages 9-16. Check it out at http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Bulldozer-42028.
Rolly Toys CAT Digger
The CAT Digger ride-on is equipped with dual action levers and scooping bucket. The digger offers easy forward and backward movements with four rolling wheels and the large resin digging shovel rotates 360°! The Digger is constructed of blow molded resin for long lasting durability. 75 lb weight capacity and recommended for ages 3 & up. Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Kettler-421015-Rolly-Toys-Digger/dp/B000MV8XPG.
Mack Truck with Backhoe Loader
This Mack Truck hauls a working backhoe on a detachable trailer. This toy features a Mack Granite truck and Low Loader and a JCB 4CX Backhoe Loader. Sized to 1:16 scale for younger hands. Dimensions: 39″ L x 8″ W x 11 1/2″ H. Recommended for ages 3 & up. Check it out at http://www.hammacher.com/Product/84063.
LEGO DUPLO My First Construction Site
Set out the road sign and traffic cone to start the day at the work zone! It’s a busy day at the city construction site. The workmen are enjoying driving around in their dump truck and front loader. Move the bricks around with the tall crane! Recommended for ages 2-5. Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-DUPLO-First-Construction-10518/dp/B00A852QIG/.
CAT 1:24 D7E Track-Type Tractor
The hybrid-electric D7E is a 1:24 scale replica. The D7E is equipped with opening access panels and tilting cab that reveals the entire internal drive train of the dozer. Dimensions: 16x10x8″, 6.5 lbs. Check it out at https://shopcaterpillar.com/cat-1-24-d7e-track-type-tractor.html.
John Deere 1:16 Scale 200 DLC Excavator
The 1:16 Scale 200 DLC Excavator features all the detail of a Die-Cast Replica in durable, child-friendly plastic construction! Realistic soft rubber moving tracks, opening cab door, engine and back-up warning sounds, working lights, and fully functional pivoting boom arm & bucket. The body rotates 360°. Recommended for ages 3 & up. Check it out at http://www.johndeeregifts.com/product/1-16+john+deere+200+dlc+excavator+.do#.
Tonka Classic Front Loader
The Classic Mighty Front Loader is built to take on the toughest construction jobs. Move the front loader up and down to transport dirt, rocks or sand from one job site to another. Made of Steel construction and guaranteed for life! Dimensions: 20.7×9.6×8.4″, 4.1 lbs. Check it out at http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=53001876
Kid Trax CAT Dozer
This 12-volt battery powered ride-on includes an electronic diesel motor and construction-themed sound effects! Your little one will feel like they are right on the job site. Small items can be lifted and dumped in the bucket with the manually operated boom. The dozer comes with a hard hat and 2 plastic boulders. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. Check it out at http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kid-Trax-CAT-Bulldozer-12-Volt-Battery-Powered-Ride-On/26999285.
LEGO Technic Mobile Crane MK II
The biggest, most complex LEGO Technic model ever with 2,606 pieces! Power functions include: motor-powered extending outriggers, lowering feet, extending or raising crane arm and retractable winch. 2 models in 1: also rebuilds into a container stacker and truck. Recommended for ages 11-16! Check it out at http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Mobile-Crane-MK-II-42009
Heavy Duty Construction Site
This set includes 4 heavy duty construction vehicles and play mat. Play mat measures 78″ L x 47″ W. EVA floor mat with reinforced, sewn edges and slip resistant backing. Die cast and plastic construction vehicles measure 3 1/2″ L x 2 1/2″ H x 2″ W. Recommended for ages 3 years+. Check it out at http://www.cptoy.com/heavy-duty-construction-site-1