Fuel Your Tamiya Passion at Lil’s Brickyard Racing

November 11, 2017

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.

The Tamiya craze has not just taken over young boys, mind you. Even their fathers—former collectors and hobbyists themselves—have passed on the tradtion and joys of putting together their beloved kits to their heirs. And yes, father and son share countless hours putting their cars thru their paces on the mini-4WD track. Truly priceless.

Apart from this, Lil’s Brickyard Racing also brings together people from all walks of life who converge to share a passion. Here, newbies looking to assemble their first kit can learn a thing or two from more experienced hobbyists who are more than happy to share a few tips and tricks.

So head over to Lil’s Brickyard Racing at Glorietta 5 if you want to experience everything Tamiya. It will, however, be open only until January 6, 2018. Don’t fret, though, as Lil’s Hobby Center is already thinking of opening new tracks in other locations in the near future.

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.