Hurry across the Exploding Bridge Before It’s Too Late
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Look out, Woody! Look out, Buzz! Don’t go over the bridge! It’s about to explode! Watch the video above to see that this set does actually work as promised, despite what you may have read elsewhere.
That said, I suppose there could be bridges that have become defective, but I have yet to find one. There is a switch on the bridge that you have to set in the proper direction to allow it to fall.
In this Exploding Bridge Toy Story 3 starter set (T2750), you get not only Woody (not shown above) and Buzz but Bullseye the horse too. The colorful train engine showing a green one dollar bill on the side, its connected black cargo car showing a gold dollar sign and lock on the side, and its red caboose is remote controlled.
There’s enough regular elevation rail track and special dark brown track to consider this a starter set. You could play with this set for a long time before wanting more track and vehicles.
The bridge comes with the two large supports and a pile of TNT. When the train runs into and through the pile, it triggers mechanism underneath that causes the bridge to drop out, or “explode”. The train will fall, but – no worries – these toys are made so well that no damage will occur. In fact, you could drop them from a much higher level, and they would still be just fine. There is a switch on the bridge that controls whether or not it will fall away when a train passes over it.
The other cool feature of this set that adds to the theme is the guardrails. As you can see in the picture, they are shaped like green cacti. They work exactly the same as guardrails in other sets; they just have that extra flourish on top.
The official components list only shows 2 of these guardrails, but I have yet to see a set that didn’t come with 4 of them.
This set was released in 2010 and discontinued in 2012.
The Toy Story 3 Exploding Bridge Set includes the following.
- 2 Large Trestle and Base Pairs (assembled)
- 2 Small Trestles (supports)
- 2 Curved Elevation Rail Tracks
- 2 Upper Ramps
- 2 Lower Ramps
- 2 Straight Elevation Rail Tracks
- Base Track
- 2 Bridge Tracks
- 2 (or possibly 4) Cactus Guardrails
- TNT Piece
- Engine (Requires 3 AAA batteries)
- Woody (minifig)
- Buzz Lightyear (minifig)
- Bullseye, Woody’s horse (minifig)
- Remote Controller (Requires 3 AAA batteries)