- Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
Wooden Castle Marble Run
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House of Marbles - Wooden Castle Marble Run
A sturdy wooden marble run.
A beautiful traditional wooden marble run with approximately 41 blocks, plenty enough to build your castle and run the marbles around the battlements.
This product contains small parts and is not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Top Customer Reviews
First, a complaint. Between buying this product and today [19/12/2013], a matter of four days inclusive, the price has dropped from nearly £35 to £25.
Anyway. Apart from that. Judging by the way this toy was received, as well as the way adults seem to enjoy it, this one certainly passes the 'Young, Blonde 'I Want IT!' Test.
First off, the box was nicely shrink-wrapped and is sturdy enough to keep the set in, as long as it's put back tidily. The blocks inside were also shrink-wrapped, so no chance of rattling or denting during delivery.
The painted wooden blocks have that nice, chunky 'building block' feel and there are no sharp edges or corners as they're all chamfered. The marble tracks are bare wood. While not as finely finished as the wooden blocks, they seem well made and have no sharp edges.
[08/01/2014 Two of the tracks have warped a little. This leads to a slight wobble in the less-well-supported structures if they are placed lower down in the design].
[14/01/2014 One of the marble tracks now needs gluing back together following a temper tantrum. Not me. The young 'un. So. The tracks are reasonably made, but don't become overtired and try to kick the marble run, as some parts may not be as robust as they look.]
There were six marbles inside the set and two in a separate bag loose in the box: eight marbles is enough, but laying in a few more certainly wouldn't hurt.
The blocks and marble tracks are based on a 3.95cm cube.Read more ›
Thank goodness I found the wooden run - it's great fun and stimulates the imagination. My boy continually builds, and re-builds, castles and space stations and the marble adds a degree of animation that brings it all to life.
This toy is played with much more than the "Hot Wheels" set which cost twice the amount.
Highly recommended for play and value!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great but with clumsy children you constantly setting it back up ..lolPublished 20 months ago by KSSidhu
Everyone had great fun making different "runs" for the marbles. A simple but effective toy well worth the money!!Published on 8 July 2014 by Mrs. B. Lamb
My son got this for Christmas and he absolutely lovers it. It is very open ended and contrary to other reviews you can make the run that features on the box. Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2014 by dannythedog
I bought this for my son's fourth birthday and we both really love it. A versatile set with limitless possibilities. Read morePublished on 2 April 2013 by Spirited Mama
My 3 yr old grandson has played endlessly with this. He loves building different formations (I have to admit that trying to copy the layout on the box defeated me. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2013 by Nick's mum