Get Your Kids Off Their Phones and Into Slot Car Racing in Brunswick, Maine
Trying to get kids off of any electronic can be hard. But this could do the trick!
First, let's cover what a 'slot car' is. According to Leb Hobbies, a slot car is a miniature scaled automobile that is powered by a small electric motor. The cars are raced on a track that has a groove for each vehicle lane, and the slot car has a small pin or blade that extends from the bottom and into the groove. The contacts brushes pick up the electricity from the track rails to the motor and power the car. The guide pin keeps the car in the track. The vehicle is controlled by a hand-held speed controller that filters in the voltage amount. Here, you'll know as soon as you see it in action. This is from Slot Car Junction & Fascination Station Toys in Brunswick.
This place is awesome! Slot Car Junction & Fascination Station Toys is at the Merry Meeting Plaza on Bath Road in Brunswick.
This is so neat! They have a 56''x12', 6 lane slot car track for some serious fun. And no experience is necessary. You can be a little kid or a little kid at heart. Live out your race car fantasies! You can rent track time by the half-hour or hour slots. It's $15 per person with a rental car included for 1/2 hour; $25 per person with a rental car included for 1 hour.
If you get hooked and plan on coming back, buy a car and the track time is cheap! $7 for 1/2 hour or $10 for an hour.
It's just a cool store with lots of neat things. Always wanted to try a boomerang? Or a snowball maker (seems like that will still get used this year!) They've got that.
Options are a wonderful thing. So, if you get stuck some weekend or weeknight of how to get your kid's heads out of their electronics - maybe a trip to Brunswick is in your future.