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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2014
I've bought this for my 5 year old nephew for Christmas and to annoy the hell out of his parents! :)
I've seen one of these before and they're brilliant fun!
It's basically a construction set that you can use your imagination to make several different variations of marble runs. Once made you start the marble off and follow it's journey twisting and turning, looping and dropping and spinning to the bottom.
What's in the box?
- 8 chutes
- 42 tubes
- 5 base
- 3 starter tops
- 2 see-through tubes
- 3 vortex
- 2 vortex joints
- wiggly chute with bell
- staircase plus staircase support
- curved chute with horizontal wheel
- two way chute with alternating piece
- 180° turn
- 'S' shaped chute
- 3 paddle wheels
- 2 wheel casings
- vertical wheel chute
- and of course 20 marbles
The above sections are all made from a robust plastic and fit together well. Using your imagination there's loads of different ways to put this together. This can also be looked at as quite a good educational tool to promote hand eye coordination and design, basic engineering skills!
When constructed the whole thing is pretty sturdy and well made.
Although 20 are provided, this set does take your bog standard marbles which you can buy from any pound shop!