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Great idea, but...
on January 31, 2009
I found this item on a list of toys for kids with Autism. My son has Autism & I thought he might like this and purchased it for Christmas. I was disappointed in the performance of some of the pieces. There are two buckets and I'm guessing, because of their shape, that one bucket is supposed to tip one way & the other bucket tips the other way. One of our buckets consistently tips the way it's designed to, while the other bucket tips whichever way it feels like at that moment and randomly spills marbles onto the floor. The piece that looks like a ferris wheel or water mill wheel did not work at all; no matter how I positioned it, the marbles just bounced off of it onto the floor. My son was disappointed in this because he loves to watch things spin.
Overall, it's a great idea if you can get it to work like it's supposed to. Maybe I got a faulty set or something. Anyhow, I was disappointed & so was my son.