With wheels that light up when they scoot and a foldable mechanism to make it easy to store, the Maxi Micro Deluxe foldable LED scooter is my children’s new favourite way to travel!
The kids absolutely loved their Mini Micro scooters but it’s been clear for a while my very tall five-year-old (she’s always been long ever since she was born) is growing out of hers.
We were gifted two Maxi Micro Deluxe scooters and accessories in exchange for an honest review.
We were sent two of the Maxi Micro scooters to take out for a spin and share our thoughts on. The Maxi Micro range is more appropriate for my eldest girl’s age, as it’s for kids aged five to 12.
It’s great to know she and her sister now have scooters that will last them for several years!
Of course the best thing about the Micro Scooters range is how durable and solid they are. This is the most important feature parents want when shopping for a scooter for little ones.
But the great thing about Micro Scooters is that they combine that durable safety with cool designs, features and accessories that make them irresistible to kids.
Our Maxi Micro Deluxe foldable LED scooters came with colourful ribbons and helmets to ensure they kids could play on their new rides safely.
The ribbons really are the icing on the cake – they look so pretty streaming behind the scooters as the kids zoom along.
Who are Micro Scooters?
The Micro Scooter was founded in 2004 when two British ladies discovered the scooters made by Swiss inventor Wim Oubtoer. He launched his scooters 20 years ago and the inventor has since been named one of the top 10 toy inventors of all time!
The Micro Scooter range has since won a string of awards including best designed scooter by Junior Design magazine and best scooter for toddlers by Cycling World.
There are several different ranges in the Micro Scooter family that suit different ages, abilities and preferences when it comes to scooting.
I love the new eco range, which features scooters and helmets made from recycled fishing nets.
There are also trikes and ridable scooters for tiny riders.
We were sent one of the trikes a couple of years ago for review and you can check out what we thought of that in this YouTube video.
How does the Maxi Micro Deluxe foldable LED scooter work?
Open up the box, unfold the frame, then adjust and tighten the handlebars and you’re ready to scoot!
It’s worth taking a few minutes to get used to folding and unfolding the scooter. It’s a very simple mechanism but one that’s worth perfecting before your kids take a ride.
The LED lights work straight out the box, no need to flip a switch or add batteries.
When your child scoots along the ground the lights will come to life. They are more visible at night of course, but you can definitely see them in the day. My two absolutely love this feature!
The Maxi Micro Deluxe is steered with the same lean to turn mechanise that the girls’ Mini Micro scooters have. Your child simply leans the handlebars in the direction they would like to go in and it steers the scooter.
The footplate has silicone mouldings spelling at the Micro name that make it extra grippy which is essential for soggy shoes in Britain.
How to fold and unfold the Maxi Micro Deluxe
To unfold the scooter you lift the black sleeve located at the base of the handlebars pole.
Keep your foot on the footplate of the scooter while doing this to keep it in place. The handlebars will begin to lift up. Once they are at 90degrees to the footplate it will click into place.
To fold the scooter place a foot on the footplate to hold the scooter in place. Now lift the black sleeve at the base of the handlebars and the pole will now fold downwards.
This is such a great feature as it makes the Micro Scooter very easy to store in places with tight space or pack it away in the boot of the car for adventures elsewhere.
Key features of the Maxi Micro Deluxe foldable LED scooter
- LED lights in wheels that light up when your child is riding
- Handlebars fold down to make the scooter compact for transport or storage
- Adjustable handlebars extend to suit 110cm to 152cm height
- Lean to steer control
- Rear brake
- Weight 2.5kg
- Rider weight maximum of 50kg
- Suitable for ages five to 12 years
- Comes in red, pink, purple and blue
- Cost: £144.95
What accessories are available for the Maxi Micro scooter
One of my favourite things about Micro-Scooters is the fabulous range of accessories you can purchase to personalise your scooter.
The most important accessory to check out is the helmet, which come in a range of styles and colours. I absolutely love the Micro 3D helmets which feature some seriously cool designs such as a dinosaur complete with spikes on top and the unicorn which has a horn and ribbons at the back.
We were sent two of the purple Micro Children’s Deluxe Helmet in medium. These feature a flashing rear light for safety.
Plus I love how easy the clasp is to use! Unlike the clip designs which can catch the skin sometimes when you do them up and are very tricky to undo for little fingers, these work with two magnets.
But I think my favourite accessories have to be the ribbons that attach to the handlebars.
These come in a range of colours such as rainbow and purple. When your child whizzes along the ribbons stream out behind them. They’re a lovely touch for the scooter.
Other accessories available in the range include:
- Unicorn, horse and dinosaur heads
Micro-Scooters offers bundle deals on matching accessories which combine your choice of items such as helmet, ribbons and bells.
Does the Maxi Micro Scooter fold?
Yes if you get the Deluxe foldable scooter. There is a Maxi Micro Scooter that does not have the fold feature.
The folding feature costs an additional £20 roughly – although sometimes Micro-Scooters runs a special offer on the folding ones so it’s well worth keeping an eye out for those.
I would say the folding feature is definitely worth it if you are going to travel with the scooter in the car a lot or if you need to carry it back from the school run every day – it just makes it less cumbersome.
How many different types of Maxi Scooter are there?
You can choose from five different Maxi Scooters in the range.
The classic Maxi Micro has no LED lights and is not foldable but it is currently in a Christmas offer that brings it under £100.
At the top end of the range is the Maxi Micro Pro featuring seriously cool chopper handlebars.
What’s the difference between the Mini Micro and Maxi Micro Scooters?
The key difference is the size and therefore the age group each scooter is intended for.
The Mini Micro Scooter is for kids up to age five while the Maxi Micro will last your child from age five to 12.
The size difference is clear when you see them next to each other in terms of the board. The handle bar pole also extends far longer on the Maxi Micro Scooter.
What did we think of the Maxi Micro Deluxe foldable LED scooter?
We absolutely love the Maxi Micro Deluxe scooters.
I give them the thumbs-up because they are built with such a sturdy and robust frame so they can cope with anything the kids throw at them. The kids adore them because they look cool and riding them is so easy and fun.
I think the lean to steer feature is really fab for little riders, as it is so easy to get used to.
The Micro Children’s Deluxe Helmet looks great and is easy to fit and adjust, giving me peace of mind when they are out zooming around the back garden and beyond.
I love the easy-to-use magnetic clasp that they kids can work all by themselves.
The Micro-Scooters were built to last and you can really feel that in the quality of the frame. The LED lights are definitely worth getting as an extra feature, because they just really add to the overall fun of using the scooter.
If your kids are younger than five then the Mini Micro scooter is also fab – we have had ours (which we purchased ourselves) for several years and they have been brilliant.
If you are searching for the perfect gift this Christmas then I think you have found it!