My Little Pony friends were one of my favorites when I was a little girl and now my own daughter loves them too. Emily has several My Little Ponies and spends hours playing with them.
The My Little Pony Friendship Express Train caused a lot of excitement when it arrived at our house. Emily couldn’t wait to open it up! The set includes 7 pieces of track, a motorized engine, railroad cart, and the famous (at least in our house) Pinkie Pie.
The track pieces are large, sturdy, and easy to put together. With three boys in our house, we have a lot of train tracks from various brands and this My Little Pony train track surprised me by being one of the sturdiest. It snaps together easily and yet it stays together very well. When I had to move the set off the table, I was able to pick the whole thing up without it falling apart!
There’s cute sticker labels that can be added to the train and tracks for more fun. Emily liked putting them on. The train itself is battery operated and moves when you push the on/off button on the bottom. You can also push the steam stack to make it go. The train goes right over the track and over the bridge, pulling the cute blue cart with Pinkie Pie as the conductor. Pinkie Pie even has a small hole on her front right hoof that matches into a corresponding spot on the train so she won’t fall off. Whoever put this set together thought of all the small details.
The My Little Pony Friendship Express Train set is recommended for ages 3 and up, but I think that’s a little young. Emily is 5 and able to enjoy it fully, but any younger than that and there might be some frustration is getting the train connected and lined up on the tracks.
Overall this is a really great set – well designed and put together and it will provide hours of fun. There’s two more sets that include additional train cars with ponies and Emily has already put them on her birthday wish list for later this year.
I highly recommend this set and if you have a My Little Pony fan in your life, you can be assured, she will love this!
You can find the My Little Pony Friendship Express Train online and at national retailers, including Walmart, Target, & Toys R US.
The ARP is $22.99