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MARBLEWORKS® Starter Set by Discovery Toys

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  • Connect 46 colorful pieces in different ways for an infinite number of raceway configurations.
  • Foster creativity and experimentation. Promote visualization, spatial thinking skills, and logical reasoning ability. Explore positional concepts: in, out, on, drop, down, under & through. Demonstrate the law of gravity and how to alter speed and movement. Understand the concept of object permanence, as marbles travel in and out the tubes. Develop hand-eye coordination and visual tracking skills. Predict which marble will finish first.
  • Complete the Set with MARBLEWORKS® WILD RIDE, MARBLEWORKS® CRANK-IT UP, and the MARBLEWORKS® ADD-ON accessories. All three are also sold on Amazon!
  • Additional MARBLEWORKS® Brand Marbles, designed exclusively for Marbleworks Sets, are also sold on Amazon.
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MARBLEWORKS® Starter Set by Discovery Toys + MARBLEWORKS® WILD RIDE Accessory Set by Discovery Toys + MARBLEWORKS® Add-On Set by Discovery Toys
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003SAM6BU
  • Item model number: 3875
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,958 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
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Connect colorful tubes, chutes and bases together in different ways to create an infinite number of raceway configurations. As the marbles speed through the course, children learn about the laws of gravity, object permanence and cause and effect. Colors may vary. From 5 years and Up. About Discovery Toys: Better Products, Better Parenting. Discovery Toys, a trusted brand for over 35 years, specializes in premium quality, kid-powered learning products for newborns through school aged children. The company began when an early childhood educator first brought together a group of dedicated teachers, mothers and parents to take on the important topic of education for children through play. Best in class, Discovery Toys combines multiple levels of learning in every toy with safety and quality standards beyond the national standards. Discovery Toys product is not a typical educational toy that you can find at your local toy shop. Each Discovery Toys product incorporates multiple "Layers of Learning" to 1) engage a child's multiple senses and all three learning styles and 2) empower the child to grow and advance with the product. We work carefully with our design and manufacturing partners to incorporate a unique play experience into each of our products, an experience that stimulates multiple centers in the brain simultaneously, an experience that promotes both critical thinking AND open-ended imaginary play. OUR MISSION Teach. Discovery Toys creates highly engaging learning toys, books, games and music that help parents and others teach learning skills through play. Play.
 Discovery Toys ignites the imagination and interest of children as they learn and grow through play each day. Inspire.
 Discovery Toys inspires learning! Our products not only inspire children to learn, they inspire parents and educators to teach and learn.

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She has lots of fun playing with this.
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I got this for my niece and nephew (5 and 7 years old) and they absolutely love it.
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I have looked all over for a good Marble run toy for years.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Karla on January 23, 2012
I have been wanting to get my son a marble run for about six months. I finally made a purchase about a month before Christmas. Come Christmas Eve, my husband set it up and it was junk. The slightest touch would knock it over. We couldn't even carefully move it about a foot over on the floor with both of us helping. I wasn't happy, but it was too late to do anything about it. Christmas morning, it was demolished within 5 minutes. When my son wasn't looking I packed it up and returned it to amazon. I started a search for a durable marble run, but every single one I looked at had at least a handful of reviews saying that it fell apart too easily, and I was pretty wary after my first experience. I finally ran across this set and decided to take a chance even though it was pricier than most sets I looked at. I could not be happier! When you put it together, it stays together. When my son wants to build a different configuration, he is able to get it apart with no trouble. It doesn't have quite as many cool pieces as some of the other sets out there, but my son has had a blast with it. Highly recommended!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By millertym on November 1, 2010
We have had this toy for at least three years now, three years and TONS of play. Sometimes it will stay out for days on end, the kids just keep playing with it. I have found ALL Discovery Toys to be well made (and I have more than a few). Unfortunately pieces have been thrown, but there is not one broken or chipped piece in the set. We also have an add-on set. I love that the kids get to make up their own tracks and designs (we have also copied the pictures on the box), it gets their mind going and thinking. My kids are now 5 and 8, and need little help from me (but my husband and I both like to play with it, because it is so fun!). Of course the marbles are small, so it is a choking hazard to little ones, so now that we have babies again we take this toy out at nap time, or in a room the babies do not go into. I would recommend this product to anyone. We have purchased marbles from many different places and most are compatible. Some are a little big, but you just give them a little nudge and they make it through. My children's favorite thing is to make, "traffic jams", just keep sending marbles through until they are all backed up, and then let them all loose. :)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on May 11, 2011
I have looked all over for a good Marble run toy for years. I wanted one that was just like the Marble Run I had as a child that my parents bought me from FAO Schwarz. That was the most durable run and was not cheap plastic. I loved it.

I looked at every brand of Marble Run, in person, for years. I blindly ordered this one and I was shocked! This is the same toy!!! All the plastic pieces fit together perfectly. The pieces are exactly the same as the toy I had as a kid. Floored! We love this run and I am so happy we bought it. It isn't cheap, the marbles flow thru the toy seamlessly. The only downfall with this product is that it needs more support pieces, maybe an add on pack for just support pieces for purchase would be fine too. We bought this box and the add on crank and spiral pieces, love those, just wish they came with support pieces.

This is the ONLY marble run to buy!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Kent on August 15, 2010
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This is a fantastic toy for my 3-yr-old. Once an adult sets up some of the pieces, she plays with it on her own for a really long time, and giggles at the marbles spinning around and dropping through pinwheels. It's definitely a new favorite. The marbles are easily lost, so you'll have to buy more immediately. That's the only reason I gave it a 4 for durability. Otherwise, awesome, awesome toy!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matlyn J. on January 8, 2012
I bought a set at a Discovery Toys party 23 years ago for my young daughters. They enjoyed it so much I bought the race set for them. They would put both sets together and leave them up for days. They would look at the pictures on the box and construct an exact replica. My children spent hours playing with this. I recently had friends over and their 6 yr. old son asked if I had any toys. I pulled out the Marble Works and he remembered playing with them before and yelled "I love this toy!" 23 years and no broken pieces. It's durable and timeless for entertaining children. It makes them think and have fun at the same time. A winner in my book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SoCalGal on April 1, 2012
I had this set as a child and have been thrilled to share it with my sons (and hubby). It really is a fun all ages toy. My boys are 2 and 3.5, so they definitely require an adult to put the structure together, but then they can play with independence! I've never added any extra sets b/c they aren't needed, but I'm sure they would only enhance the fun factor!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Bakutis on January 6, 2012
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I got this for my 3 year old and he loves it. He is still a bit young to put it together, but his 5 year old brother loves to help. The only issue we are having is not losing the marbles. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Danielle on September 15, 2013
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I purchased this toy for my son's 4th birthday 2 days ago. He hasn't stopped playing with it, which is AMAZING since he generally will play with something for 5 minutes and move on to the next toy. We have already configured it about 10 ways and we keep changing it. We bought the Wild Ride accessory set too, but this set is certainly enough to get started with. Once assembled, you can move the marble run to a different area of the room and it doesn't fall apart. It is also sturdy enough to stay together when you are changing configurations and removing parts from the bottom... someone just has to hold it so it doesn't topple sideways. Overall, fantastic. We will probably buy more sets.
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