The minute I saw this I knew my boys 5 and 10 would love it. They love their marbles and they love to tinker. So this is was a great toy for them.
The set is 200 pieces but each bag is clearly marked with part numbers and the step by step directions are in color. So that makes it much easier to put together. My husband put it together for the boys and he made it look easy. I felt slightly bad about "making" him do it but he said he had fun so that eased my mind.
Once all the pieces are put together the Quest stands tall and has working gears that make marble travel through the slides and buckets. It is very easy to crank my 5 year old does it with no problems. The fact that the pieces snap together makes it very durable. Any "broken" pieces can easily be snapped back into place.
The gears move very smoothly letting the marbles travel throughout every twist and turn. The set comes even include marbles so you don't have to worry about buying the right size and weight!
My boys (and girls) love the Techno Gears Marble Quest. Once it was up all we heard was cool! Awesome! One of my girls even said "they're so lucky" So I don't think this is a boys only game. This would make a great gift for any little one.
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