Brio World Smart Engine Set with Action Tunnels
Brio World Smart Engine Set with Action Tunnels ($89.99) An argument could be made that wooden trains don't need any "help" from technology. All by themselves they blend construction and storytelling, and develop dexterity and imagination in equal parts, and they run on kid power. Nevertheless, this motorized, light-up train is really magical because as it passes under the plastic arches it either stops, revers or blows its horn. The train can also be controlled by buttons on the top of the engine. There's also a small station. With only eight pieces of track it is perhaps best thought of as an add-on set to tracks your child may already own. 3 & Up. If you're looking for no-electricity sets take a look at the imaginative Rail Wooden Grand Central Station that has track, ticket booth, time table, helicopter and parking elevator. Or, add a plane to the mix with the Brio World Airport a great set that comes with kid-powered jet, airport workers and an airport terminal with control tower. There is even a chute for the (included) luggage!