Wednesday 29 August 2012

Revell X-ray Dog Anatomy Model review

When the chance came up to review an X-ray anatomy kit from Revell, I wasn't quite sure what Sophie would make of it. She's very curious about animals, science and just about everything else you can think of (and many other things you wouldn't !) but would she find it too icky seeing inside her favourite animal? Well, I needn't have worried - she loved it !

The dog comes disassembled and the first thing you have to do is remove all its organs and bones from the box - ewww ! Be careful, a couple of them are transparent and almost got thrown away with the packaging !

The A4-sized instruction manual (which comes in a variety of languages so you can practise your German, Spanish and French at the same time as your biology !) guides you through how to put it all back together, so it's a bit like a cross between a construction kit and a jigsaw puzzle.

The guide also explains what each organ is and how they all fit together.

It also gives you some more general information about dog anatomy, and Sophie was totally absorbed, reading it from cover to cover before she got started !

She had no trouble at all putting all the different bits and pieces in the right places - they just snap into place so you don't need glue, and you can take it apart again afterwards and start all over again. She was very proud to compare her time with the guide in the book and declare herself "an expert" because she managed to do it all in 10 minutes (ish - I forgot to time her actually so made a rough guess-timate - shhhh !!!)

Here she is with the finished model. She's already said that she can't wait to show it to her friends and make them go ewww ! Once she's got bored with it (if that ever happens), I'm sure the biology teacher at our school would love to put it on his shelf. It's a really fun and educational toy. 

The dog (1:5 scale) and giraffe (1:16 scale) are new additions to the range for August 2012 but you can also get Crocodile, Frog, Tarantula, Great White Shark, Horse, Human Body and Skeleton.

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £26.99

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Disclosure : I received a Revell X-ray Dog Anatomy Model in order to write an honest review.

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  1. Made me go ewwww! Looks like a great education, intricate toy though! x

  2. Looks like exactly the kind of thing my 7 year old nephew would love, while his mum and me squemishly sit and say things like "That's nice dear..." - we'd nbever have made vets, and think he will!

  3. This looks like a brilliant model for kids, think I might have to get one for my neice for christmas, she loves building things, and is very inquisitive so I think the will love learning about the anatomy as well as building the model, and them making everyone eww!!

  4. Great review she looks very pleased with the assembled model ^^ it looks like a great educational toy which if something is going to be a bit a gross it's fab that it has some educational value too!! :)

  5. What a fab idea, my son would love this. He is very interested in how things work, good idea for Christmas :)

  6. This is so cool, I wonder if they have a cat one!?

    1. not yet - there's a list at the end of the review - but they seem to be constantly adding new ones

  7. thanks for an interesting review, seems like a very good educational model; love the fact that it does come in several languages too.

  8. Thanks for posting. I've not seen these before but I have a couple newphews who would absolutely love them. Will make fantastic Christmas or Birthday presents.

  9. Wow! Great toy! I would have loved to get something like this when I was a little girl!

  10. This old be great for kids who want to be vets!


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