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Zometool Creator 3 Kit


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  • The building toy for kids and Nobel prize winners
  • Build thousands of models
  • 738 precision-made components
  • Zometool - art and science at play
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 9.1 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B00000JBRK
  • Item model number: 0A-ZT3-KIT
  • Our recommended age: 6 - 14 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,898 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

More parts mean more fun. The perfect kit for families and serious builders of all ages. With 738 parts plus your imagination, the Creator 3 will allow you to build thousands of models. Clear and colorful step-by-step instructions will get you started and open the doors to a universe of discovery, exploration and free-play. Zometool is 100% made in the USA using wind-powered electricity and kid-safe materials. All Zometool kits are guaranteed for life: we replace broken parts for free.

Product Description

Zome allows you to build an endless variety of figures: pyramids, cubes, prisms, dodecahedrons (12-sided ball), and far beyond--whatever your imagination comes up with, while giving you the chance to learn geometry in a "hands-on" way.

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82 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Brian H. on August 22, 2003
I've always been fascinated by geometric shapes and
symmetry, so the Zome System was right up my alley.
I bought it for a big kid--me!
I also recommend getting the book "Zome Geometry",
which provides exercises, directions, and "challenges"
to really get you experimenting and thinking
analytically. Apparently Amazon only offers the
Pioneer Kit, and I noticed many reviewers suggesting
the purchase of multiple kits. Hopefully, Amazon (Toys
R Us) will start offering some of the larger kits;
beyond the Pioneer kit (121 pieces), you can also find
the 242-piece Adventurer kit, all the way up to the
1308-piece Advanced Math Kit (which also includes
advanced "green" struts for constructing truly fantastic
shapes).
[[UPDATE : Amazon now offers the larger "Explorer" Kit as well!]]

Zome allows you to build an endless variety of figures:
pyramids, cubes, prisms, dodecahedrons (12-sided ball),
and far beyond--whatever your imagination comes up with,
while giving you the chance to learn geometry in a
"hands-on" way.

I highly recommend this "toy" for kids, teachers, or
anyone fascinated with geometric figures.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on July 15, 2002
I have a Zome set myself and have enjoyed it very much. It isn't a "one-design" kit like some I've seen. It's much more fun when you aren't restricted to only one object to make. Some advice: a larger set can make something so large that kids can fit inside...
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By pmolzer on March 13, 2002
This is the kind of toy you steal from your kids. It's incredibly absorbing. I've seen chemists make fantastically elaborate models with this stuff. More interesting than Lego. You'll want to get more than one set to make bigger models.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne S. Dunn on June 13, 2002
We got this kit for our son, the Lego freak! He's HOOKED ON ZOME!!! We can't wait to get additional kits and build even bigger and cooler things. I highly recommend this for anyone and everyone -- solo or family fun. ALL THUMBS UP!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Geo on December 17, 2005
I grew up playing with LEGOs and Erector set, and Zome are just as cool. Think of them as a scientific update to Tinkertoy. I first bought Zomes (this set) last Christmas for my 7 year old daughter. I saw them in a science store and thought they looked like fun. Before wrapping them up I decided give them a quick try and was instantly hooked. I stopped playing four hours later. My daughter loves them, too. We play with them regularly and do not grow tired of this toy.

Warning: I had to buy more pieces because there were not enough parts for really complicated models, and for octahedrons you need an expansion set. This kit is a good starting point.

Your imagination is only limited by the number of parts you have. Zome is fun for anyone who likes You can build very intricate designs, or you can build simple things. I have great fun creating molecular models, imitating crystal structures, placing [buckey] balls inside of balls inside of balls, and fractal-type three-dimensional designs. My daughter usually builds houses and other structures, and lots of stars. We have well over a thousand parts now and frequently build objects that encompass the living room.

For more information I recommend you check out [...]. This is also the best place to get more parts as you can buy specific pieces by the pound, 'naked' kits (without the packaging, saves money), glow-in-the-dark kits, DVD's and books full of building projects, and special pieces only available from their site.

The sticks are fairly resilient and will last for years as long as you are gentle removing them from the spheres. The spheres will last forever, and you can get other colored spheres if you want to build molecular models.

Zome is a great product, and anyone over the age of six or so can play.
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