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 • Toilet • Chicken coop • Boot buster • 2 gears and cup • Funnel • 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 booklet
Award Winner • Winner of Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award
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2.5 (based on 4 customer reviews)
By joe From
good idea but cheap implementation
Comments about Product: the "velcro" is so pathetic the pieces just fall off constantly making the child irritated and upset. it's a shame toy had potential but I returned it
By Science Teaching Mom From
Fun Problem solving for kids
Comments about Product: My kids (ages 5-9) love this. It entertained them for a LONG time.
By nice idea From
Comments about Product: 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.
By Jimdad From
Great concept, room for improvement
Comments about Product: 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.
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