My son is about to turn 6 and we are looking at birthday gift ideas. He has always been a "train" child and has an extensive Thomas collection. He is REALLY interested in electric trains now...but from my reading he is not really old enough yet for those sets. So, I am looking for train sets for this in-between time of "starting to outgrow Thomas but not old enough for hobby trains". Some quick research suggested Playmobil and Lego electric sets. Does anyone know if the Playmobil RC sets are discontinued? I could only find some random parts and accessories. Anyone have feedback on the Lego sets? He has a few Lego things, but although he is really into building, he still gets a bit frustrated with them...build the helicopter but then can't play with it because it falls apart etc...so I am wondering if these trains are "built" or if they are really just electric trains with Lego brand name.
Any other suggestions?