Walkie talkies are the kind of toy that appeals to both kids and adults – there’s just something awesome about being able to communicate in that way! Lego is a brand known for high quality building toys, but will the fame hold true to their Lego Walkie Talkies? Hear you can read the pros and cons of this walkie talkie system and then decide if they might be the right choice for you.
Should You Buy the Lego Walkie Talkies?
Whether or not you should buy the Lego Walkie Talkies really depends on how much money you are willing to continually invest. Each handset uses four AA batteries, making eight necessary at all times. The problem is that not only do you need over half a dozen batteries, but the fact that the Lego Walkie Talkies drain those batteries very quickly. Some parents claimed that after a few hours of usage the batteries were dead, others said they lasted about 24 hours but all agreed that they drained too quickly for their liking.
One option is to invest in rechargeable batteries, but parents also complained that the screw in the battery compartment stripped easily and having to change the batteries so often just got annoying. As for the battery compartment itself, the back door is said to not be tight making the batteries come loose at random intervals.
Now for the good point: the Lego Walkie Talkies are extremely easy for even young children to use. There is one button to press to talk, only one frequency channel and an easy to use volume control.
The Lego Walkie Talkies are said to have up to a mile range, while no buyer confirmed they could get a signal a mile out, everyone did say that they have an extremely long range. Not only does the signal travel far distances, but the sound quality is said to be exceptional. People who tried the Lego Walkie Talkies said that there was little or no static and even young children’s voices could be understood with ease.
To sum it up, if you do not mind purchasing wholesale boxes of batteries or at least investing in a rechargeable set, the Lego Walkie Talkies are said to be very good for small kids and adults because of their ease of use and clear reception.