Thursday, September 25, 2014

Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0 Review

We love to solve puzzles and put things together so we were really excited about both aspects of this Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0.  This roller coaster theme construction set includes over 200 pieces to build and create your own introductory marble and gear run.

Sidewinder 2.0 includes a hand crank to move the marbles through the spiral lifter to the top of the twisting and turning tracks. Once built, kids can watch their marbles drop, spin and roll through their own fun and exciting creation. Ages 6+ years.
My daughter was super excited to check this out.  The directions made it easy but you have to take your time and follow them. There were some pieces like the blue pieces, you had ton put them in the exact correct direction otherwise you won't be able to connect other pieces properly.  

She enjoyed the challenge!  She also pointed out that some of the pieces required strength that some younger kids might not have. If your child is younger it would be a good bonding experience to construct it together with mom, dad, Gramma or Grampa. It was fun to put together for my 10 year old. She did some construction on a Friday and then completed it Saturday morning.  

The directions are pretty much super easy to follow and they showed the matching number for each piece.  That makes it easy to follow even for younger children with supervision. At the end, it would be more exciting if there was a loop de loop or squiggly line too.  Maybe there could be dual raceways or windmills too. That would make it even more fun.

It looks and feels very sturdy. It is a good size, even if someone lived in a smaller home or apartment it will not overwhelm your space fully constructed. We have been having a lot of fun with it this weekend and I would highly recommend it for any child that enjoys construction and gears. 

She has been playing with it regularly and it is fun to play together when you get all the marbles going.  When friends come over they immediately want to check it out and play with it.  They spend time laughing and cranking those crazy marbles through.

You can find the Techno Gears Marble Mania Sidewinder 2.0 right here at the Learning Journey. You can also go directly to Amazon.

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