Your child will become a modern-day Rube Goldberg mixing and matching various components to create countless convoluted contraptions! Winner of the Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award, the two-foot-tall Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab has dozens of different parts and pieces (including gears, ramps, clips, a funnel, a toilet, a chicken coop, and a cannon with a flying stunt pig) for curious kids to conjure up crazy courses, and then build and test them with this easy-to-construct hook-and-loop lab. Instructions offer tips and tricks on how to best manipulate the kit's components and predict the outcomes of their creations.
For ages 8 and up.
• Mix and match components to create convoluted contraptions
• Plenty of different, kooky parts and pieces to make all kinds of courses Components:
• Cannon with flying stunt pig
• Cleaning machine
• Chicken coop
• Boot buster
• 2 gears and cup
• Zigzag ramp
• 12 tracks
• 24 track clips
• 2 off-ramps
• 6 stops
• 4 steel balls and ball extractor
• Hook-and-loop backer board with stand
• Tri-fold instructional bookletAward Winner
• Winner of Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award Size
CHOKING HAZARD (1)
Not for under 3 yrs.
Fun Problem solving for kids
Reviewed on: 1/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My kids (ages 5-9) love this. It entertained them for a LONG time.
- Science Teaching Mom
Reviewed on: 12/21/2012 12:00:00 AM
agree with last review. The velcro attachments do not hold up. have to continually readjust. Many times the ball causes the attachments to fall off before getting through the run.
- nice idea
Great concept, room for improvement
Reviewed on: 9/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
Great idea, we've found that the hook and loop attachment method does not hold up so well to the weight of the balls. A cool track requires that the attachment points be wiggled after every couple of runs or the track falls apart. Could be a more solid connection.