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Galt Toys Marble Racer Galt Toys
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- Marble racing game, 80 pieces
- Fully compatible with the Galt Marble Run
- For up to 4 players
- Age: 4 to adult
- Includes full colour guide
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Build an exciting marble racing game for up to four players. Fully compatible with Galt Marble Run, this exciting construction set features three special racing pieces. A variety of chutes and wheels are also included for a really fascinating race.Starter top, starter base, finish, 3 racing vortex, wiggly bell chute, staircase, staircase support, curved chute with horizontal wheel, vertical wheel chute, paddle wheel, S shaped chute, 4 straight chutes, 37 tubes, 4 bases and 20 marbles. Age: 4 to adult.
Starter top; starter base; finish;3 racing vortex;wiggly bell chute;staircase;staircase support;curved chute with horizontal wheel;vertical wheel chute;paddle wheel;'S' shaped chute;4 straight chutes;37 tubes;4 bases and 20 marbles.
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What you get in the box:
Lots of pieces to fit together.
Lots of marbles.
There are two unique pieces that is different from other GALT marble runs, and that is the "racer" start trap at the top, which allows 4 marbles to be released at the same time, and the "finisher trap" which shows you more easily which marble came first, second third etc. It's not a big deal, but it's a nice addition.
The key thing is you must start building small. If you've not built a house before, you don't want to jump in and try and build it all in one go...you'll just get stuck and it'll collapse. Much as the kids will want to build whats on the box, start small. Very small. And very soon you'll be able to build bigger. The negative reviews i think have come from people simply not putting it together properly, and getting frustrated with it. Four reviews, all saying unstable...thats due to design of the run by the owner, not the product itself.
Grab two "feet" and a connecting piece. Three peices. That's all. Link them up. There ya go. Your first marble run! If you are building it for some younger kids, let them play with it now - its a start, and it will keep them busy while you work on more complext peices! It will be more than stable, as its not very tall, and the feet will be fine.
Now grab a third foot, and another running peice. If you want to build a tower, its best to put the feet in a triangle shape to start with, then later you can build your own wacky designs.Read more ›
Jump forward two months and I've purchased another 2. 3 sets. And my 3 year old is not allowed to go anywhere near daddy's toy. I build the biggest baddest marble runs, taller than me. I race 20 marbles at a time. 30 sometimes. When friends came over they all enjoyed having a race, some enjoyed it. Friends don't come over anymore though, but I don't care, just means more racing for me. I think my wife left; haven't checked.
This is the best hobby a man could have. Cheaper than golf and more fulfilling as well.
It comes with eighty pieces (admittedly, a lot of these are small leg pieces but you do need these in order to use everything else) and twenty marbles (five each of blue, green, black and white). A word of warning, if your child isn't old enough to pay attention to where they move when they are doing something, these will disappear fast. My daughter is always accidentally kicking them under the sofa and surrounding cabinets.
I have read comments in two negative reviews which I will address here:
No instructions: I'll admit, I was a little surprised to see that the set doesn't come with instructions. Then again, the picture on the front of the box (and the back, too) make it really easy to put together. The only reason i struggled slightly is because while I was trying to build it from the bottom up (the way I would recommend!) my wife was trying to put the top together so we could meet in the middle. You may be able to make this work, we couldn't! However, copying what we could see in the picture really wasn't difficult at all.
Stability issues: I have seen people complaining that as soon as they have built it (or even before) it falls over. While I can see how this would be possible, it really isn't hard to rectify. If you follow the picture on the box, the structure has three main legs. I imagine what a lot of people do at first is set the legs up in a line. Obviously this is going to impact on stability.Read more ›
|Length: 1:32 Mins|
Bigger than lego pieces they don't hurt so much if you step on them, but if an adult does so you are likely to crack or break the pieces. The small competitive edge to this particular set is good fun, put four or less marbles in the top & turn to start them all together (sometimes one doesn't drop - a non starter) and the land on a piece with first second, third & forth place stops. You have twiddly bits and a bell and as such this is a good kit. The pieces are a standard size and the various kits fit together - we have some other brands at school that link in but also one set that just doesn't lol. There are no 'instructions' just the pictures on the front of the box which are ok. We had two pieces different to picture on the front but it still fitted and worked the same way.
Having used them at school I got this one for my daughter (5 years and 8 months)and then when she outgrows it I can pass iut on to the school.
I recommend this kit but it looses a star for the little niggles mentioned. Very very good but not quite perfect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really disappointing. No instructions and a design fault that made the illustration impossible to construct. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mr K Weithaler
Got this during a sale for £8, absolute bargain. Was for a present but could tell when it arrived it looked much more expensive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jenniy2k_uk
Reliable brand, as described, great toy for 4+ yr old (and parents/uncles!)Published 1 month ago by Julia
I read the reviews on this toy and was unsure about getting it or not, however I went for it as the price was cheap. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. B. K. Gill
When set up as the box shows, it is in fact unstable. I found that one circular drop piece seems to be out of alignment (the red one). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dave Sheridan
Really well made, however no instructions. I guess you make it up but would of been good to follow for the first play.Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Stacey Warwick
good toy for kids of up to 11 or 12 years if they are in a group at under £10 was decent buy anything more would have been tad too much for plasticPublished 6 months ago by BGR
Big. Got it cheap at the time I bought it. Really good marble run with some cool bits.Published 6 months ago by Chris The Ninja Pirate