Source: Carrera Revell of Americas

Slot car racing is hot, and this year Carrera Revell of Americas has a new product innovation that brings the action together with another hot play pattern: building and construction.

Carrera GO!!! Build ‘N Race Slot Car Race Track Sets include a 1:43-scale electric slot car race track and two customizable vehicles — a red truck and a blue race car. Since the set is compatible with all major building bricks brands, such as LEGO and Mega Construx, kids can mix and match their sets for new creations.

“When we came up with the idea for the Carrera GO!!! Build ‘N Race we were really focused on bringing together the slot car and block building worlds,” says Frank Tiessen, president of Carrera Revell of Americas, Inc. “Not only have we done that, but there are so many fun ways to customize this set — we’ve really made it possible for customers to create their dream race track time and time again. Carrera Revell products — across the board — have a history of inspiring a strong, enthusiastic fan base and we’re confident that this product will continue to excite our customers of all ages and encourage a little healthy competition on their racetracks.”

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At launch, two starter sets (11.81-foot and 20.34-foot) are available at major retailers, including Target and Amazon. Carrera Revell also offers additional track expansion packs, cars, and accessories.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.