If you’re a kid who grew up in the 1990s, chances are Tamiya will be a name that rings a bell. This is particularly true for car enthusiasts and hobbyists who loved to put together kits like the famed Magnum Saber, Tridagger X, or even the Brocken Gigant. Beyond putting these model kits together, however, one’s joy would not be complete without letting these very same cars loose on a mini track for a time trial lap or two.
This is what the folks at Lil’s Hobby Center lets kids and kids-at-heart do as it opens its doors at the ground floor of Glorietta 5 in Makati City. Lil’s Brickyard Racing is the place to be if you’re a mini-4WD aficionado. Here, anyone interested in anything Tamiya and mini-4WD can interact and of course, race.
Contrary to popular belief, Tamiya mini-4WD model kits aren’t just toys for the rich boys anymore. With prices coming down over the past 20 years, we have seen more people get into the hobby. And many even note that there is a renaissance taking place as this piece is being written.