Alice and I were so excited to get our The Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania Crankster Building Kit!! We pulled everything out of the box along with very detailed instructions are several bags of parts. I was impressed with the way the pieces are packaged together making it easy to find the correct pieces when called out in the instructions.
There are over 100 pieces in the Marble Mania Techno Gears Crankster set. With the help of one very adorable 4 year old I realized I was in over my head and called in the help of Pop-Pop. While kids that are 6 and over would be able to put this together alone a 4 year old and a direction-ally challenged NaNa ….. well not so much!! My nice neat little piles of blocks and pieces were being handed to me faster than I could find the next step in the booklet. Pop-Pop to the rescue!!
Pop-Pop had The Crankster together in less than an hour. THEN the fun began for Alice!! She will turn the hand crank moving marbles for so LONG!! This hand crank, bucket and chain pulley system keeps her mesmerized for an hour at a time; most of the time it’s even longer!!
For older kids Techno Gears Marble Mania Mini Series will challenge your child’s building skills!! For the younger kids WITH ADULT SUPERVISION your child learns cause and effect. Turn the hand crank and that in turn moves the bucket with a chain and pulley system. This lifts the marbles to the top of the build where the track and the fun begins. I have to admit watching the marbles follow the track is mesmerizing!!
MORE TO LOVE!!! All Techno Gears Marble Mania sets are interchangeable with other sets.
Depending on the age of your child (or Pop-Pop) construction time will require a minimum of 1-2 hours.
The Crankster is recommended for ages 6 and older. However; like I said WITH ADULT SUPERVISION 4 year old Alice is having a BLAST with this!!
The Crankster has over 100 colorful construction pieces; including interlocking plates, gears, 3-D connectors, tracks, buckets. There are also 3 marbles included in the package.
Once again The Learning Journey proves it’s a GREAT place to find items for your kids; items that are FUN and your kids don’t even realize that they are learning!!!
Oh my gosh! Not a single one! The The Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania Crankster Building Kit is so much fun!!!!!!!! The Crankster expands your child’s knowledge of mechanics and engineering! AND it’s just plain ole fashion FUN!!! No electricity required!! Not to mention we can expand this set because it’s compatible with all the other Techno Gears sets!!