Space City Wooden Marble Run
Welcome to the motherload of marble run sets. This 176-piece set allows construction of cosmic boosts and glow-in-the-dark loops for speedy space traveler racing.
This heirloom-crafted wooden marble run provides endless creative building possibilities and encourages spatial thinking and problem-solving. Each of the seven different color blocks has a different function and teaches physics in a fabulously fun way -- using energy and trajectory in a kinetic marble run. Space City has glow-in-the dark removable sticker accents for dark galactic racing. Kids can customize and design their glow-in-the-dark accents to suit their creative style.
Like other Quadrilla construction sets, Space City easily expands with other Quadrilla sets and accessories (sold separately) It also works well in and around a building block city.
Glow-in-the Dark Space City has won “Spiel Gut” (Good Toy) Award and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.
SIZE: 21" x 13.5" x 5.5"
- Spiel Gut (Good Toy) Award
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
WARNING: This toy contains a marble. Not intended for children under 3 years.
This kind of construction toy is our favorite for its developmental value. Construction is self-correcting, so no instruction is necessary, providing experience with self-learning.
STEM: Children learn to build structures, discovering basic physics of how things work together, considering gravity, weight, balance, and stability. They learn and practice math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting, matching and sequencing. Other skills involve modular reasoning, building, perspective and creative thinking. They also encounter cause and effect and engage problem-solving, classification and critical thinking skills.
Imagination: Children design things based on their creative ideas. May watch the construction grow and continue to add in complexity. May decorate or add flourishes.
Physical: Clutching, handling, manipulating all lead to strength in fingers and hands and a strong development in eye-hand coordination
Social: Marble runs are a great teamwork exercise, offering opportunities to work together, share, discuss and solve problems, give and take ideas, and improve social relationships.
Language: Children must reach for deeper communication as they discuss the size, shape, colors, comparisons, building successes or failures and other aspects of construction.
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