Marble Run: 123 Piece Set (103 durable pieces and 20 marbles) EXCLUSIVELY AT MINDWARE!
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- NO HASSLE CREATIONS: Marble Run is a MindWare favorite among youngsters and is the perfect introduction to marble runs with pieces that go together and pull apart with ease.
- TOYS THAT TEACH: Exercise your hand-eye coordination and spatial skills while putting your imagination to the test. This is a great way to introduce children to trial and error.
- CREATIVE PLAY: Build a Marble Run track that twists, turns, races and spins marbles at incredible speeds!
- ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES: These brightly colored chutes, tubes, drop-throughs, merry-go-rounds and spinners stack and click together to create hours of engineering fun.
- INCLUDES: 103 durable pieces and 20 marbles.
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MindWare's Marble Run keeps attention spans rolling. Ready to roll? This marble run is designed to let you invent dozens of whirling, spinning paths for your marbles. This Marble Run from MindWare teaches logic, creative play, basic physics, fine motor and problem solving skills. Set up multiple entry points to create an exciting Marble Run. These durable plastic pieces will not easily break and interlock firmly to help support a more sturdy build. Assembly is easy: Simply slide each cylinder end into the next piece. If you column gets too tall, you might want to add one of the marble-catching feet or brace it with a second column attached by a slide connector. Our Marble Run comes in sturdy box with carrying handle for easy storage and travel.
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|Item Dimensions||14.96 x 17.7 x 3.54 in||13.75 x 6.75 x 15.25 in||1.97 x 11.81 x 7.87 in||10.3 x 10.5 x 6.7 in||15 x 18.5 x 4 in||9.84 x 2.56 x 13.98 in|
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Top Customer Reviews
One great thing about this toy is that standard-sized marbles fit in it. So we gathered all our marbles together and sent them all down. My kids love to send lots of marbles down at once, which caused some traffic jams at the spinners. But I found that if I raised the spinning wheel a tiny bit, it didn't jam, so I just inserted a teeny ball of tin foil into each of the spinner holes. Perfect.
When you're building the run, you do have to adjust the foundations from time to time in order to stabilize it. But once you get it, it stays standing without a problem. Much better than the wooden marble run we had a while back, where the pieces didn't actually attach to each other and would slide apart a little bit every time you sent a marble down. So frustrating!
There are lots of pieces in this set, and while I would have liked a few more "specialty" pieces, it's really a great set overall. We've built towers taller than my 6-year-old, and tracks as long as the rug. The kids are always excited to play with this marble run, and I think we'll be using it for years to come.
No instruction come with it. It is all up to the child to create and that is a plus in my book!
This set is about as durable as you can be in a plastic set. The variety of pieces and number of pieces are a great value! The pieces have a fairly decent fit considering that they can't be so tight that kids can't assemble them on their own. If folks are having trouble with keeping their creations together, it's because they didn't build it with proper supports in the first place.. it's basic physics here! LOL! Which, I might add is part of the educational value of marble runs!
This is a pretty decent set and if you don't want to pay the mega $$ for a wooden set.. this isn't a bad choice at all! I am a former Preschool teacher myself and I would definately put this in a preschool setting as well- they are that durable!
Very Happy with this purchase!
I purchased this MarbleRun for my 3 year old son, but it is often used by everyone in my house- ages 3, 10, 13 and 40. I use it in conjunction with the Mindware Mega MarbleRun- also for sale on Amazon and also highly recommended.
Out of the several brands we've tried of marble runs, Mindware has been our favorite- giving us the best quality with a reasonable price point.
The Mindware MarbleRun is a large and colorful set with various attachments which allow for endless possibilities of configurations. All of the pieces fit together snugly which prevent the accidental tumbles that occur with flimsy sets. Although the ideal place to use this is on a hard flat surface, it does work quite well on carpet. this set uses and comes with standard size marbles. This is very handy as it's easy to replace the marbles should they go missing.
My 3 year old is not able to assemble the marble run himself, but kids 6+ seem to have no issues assembling this independently. The nice part about how sturdy it is and how snugly the pieces fit together is that I can assemble a marble run for the kids and it holds together well throughout hours of playing. I can build one large marble run and have it last for days worth of play without having to worry about it falling apart. Our previous marble run was so flimsy, I found myself building and rebuilding several times a day.
The images that Mindware uses to advertise this product are accurate in showcasing its size and vibrancy. What you see is what you get and, I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Like I said before, I bought this to use in conjunction with the Mindware Mega MarbleRun, but I find it to be entertaining and large enough to use as an individual set. If I had to choose only one set to get for my home, it would have to be the Mega set because you get an amazing amount for such a low price. Plus the alpine slope included with the Mega set is a family favorite. But if you're looking for a marble run set with a lower price point, this for sure is the set you should get.
This is actually a favorite gift we like to give for birthdays and other special occasions. Parents sometimes give us the side eye because they think it looks like it's just going to be a pain and a mess, but it never fails that their kids love it. It not only entertains kids, but it promotes problem solving and creativity. It's also great for allowing for individual or cooperative group play. It's also easy to pick up and store, and easy to bring back out and assemble.