Here is a little known fact about me (unless you know me personally). I was a “Tom boy” growing up. I preferred playing with my Tonka trucks (the metal ones) over Barbie dolls. I would drive those trucks all around the dirt patches in my great-grandparents backyard (they lived next door to us).
I also enjoyed playing with Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. I would create race tracks out of wood blocks, wood 2 x 4’s and bricks (or whatever else I could find).
My father drove a race car semi professionally, so I guess cars has always been “in my blood.” I wanted nothing more than to get his race car when I turned 16 (he had retired from racing before then). Sadly, he sold the car to someone else. I would have cost too much money to convert the car back into an ordinary car that you could drive on roads.
I couldn’t imagine having my own race car. That would be so cool! Of course, you can’t drive a race car to/from work or the grocery store. Ha Ha.
Imagine if you could design you won car? What would that car look like? What features would it have?
There is a company that allows you to design your own car – toy cars that is.
Modarri is more than just buying a toy car… it’s an experience. That is because you, the consumer, can take control over how you want your car to look (colors, features…).
I was sent codes to design two cars for free to review. As an adult, I enjoyed the experience. I can only imagine how much fun it would be for a child to design their own car, then have it arrive in the mail to see and experience it in person.
When you start to design your car, you are shown a basic design sample. There are menu buttons on the bottom to indicate the different parts of the car that you can customize, as seen in the above picture.
As you design your car, you can see what the car looks like by choosing different background options. You can also see the car’s different pieces as you are building it.
The above image is part of the menu. It’s found on the top right of the screen. If you click on the three dots (circle on the right), it gives you a drop down menu, as seen below.
The first button (camera) is to take a photo of your car that you can save on your computer. The middle button allows you to see the various backgrounds (refer to the photos below for examples) and the button on the right shows you the car in pieces (also as seen in the photo below).
Once you have gone through each section and made your design choices, its time to name your car. You can name it whatever you like. You can give it your own creative race car name, or you can simply give it your own name. It’s totally up to you.
Once you have completed every option, you can add the car to your shopping cart. You also have the option to share the car with others (emails), put the car in your “garage” to order at a later time (or if you just want to enjoy designing cars and saving them), or place an immediate order (if you only want to purchase the one car and don’t plan on making anymore).
I’m not 100% sure if the cars are all the same price, but the ones I made all came out to $28.00 (plus shipping).
The above photos are of one of the cars I built. The site allows you to get different views of the car. Simple place your curser on the car to drag it around (up, down, back, forth) so you can see the car from all angles.
Modarri uses Google Pay, Pay Pal, Amazon Pay and regular payment options.
It didn’t take long for the cars I ordered to arrive. I honestly didn’t keep track of it, but I would think it was about a week, give or take.
The cars come nicely boxed. You can keep the boxes to store your cars in (in case you want to collect them or just keep them safe).
Included with each car is a tool that allows you can take the cars apart and rebuild them. Modarri sells different parts for the cars that you can order separately so that you can mix and match and create new cars. For example, I have two Modarri cars. I can use the tool to help me take apart, swap out pieces between the cars, and put them back together.
There are a lot of cool products on the Modarri site available for purchase including a race track and a car carrier.
The best thing about these cars is that you can change their looks. That way your child doesn’t get bored with the same cars all the time. They can create different ones each time they play with their Modarri cars.
If you would like to learn more about Modarri, or try out the car designer yourself, visit Modarri.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. Those links are found on the top right of their website.
What do you think about Modarri cars? Does it sound like something your child would be interested in?
*I received free codes to make two cars in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.