This transparent marble run teaches youngsters basic principles of mechanics and physics such as gravity, speed, inertia and weight; plus the transparent tubes allow your child to watch the marbles go round and round. There are 43 pieces in all. Imported.
What goes up must come down! With the Transparent Marble Run, kids will erect tubes, chutes, bridges, and spinning wheels and send nine swirled marbles one after another through the structure, all the while learning some simple principles of physics. Many designs are possible with the transparent and pliable blue, yellow, and pink tubes. The enclosed marbles can't jump the track and, at the end of the run, they come to rest neatly in a tray. When playtime is over, all the pieces fit in a durable plastic box. --Lynne Sampson
Quercetti 45-Piece Transparent Marble Run - Marble Run Construction Toy
based on 52 Reviews.
We have enjoyed this Marble Run, but changes are needed.
by C. Ide "mommy2mygirls" (December 6, 2008) 23 of 24 people found this review helpful
I purchased this marble run after looking at about 30 others. I liked that it was transparent and had many pcs that looked interesting and fun. My daughters are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 and they both really enjoy using it. The clear pcs make for extra excitement while the marbles run.
The problem is that there is only ONE bottom pc that allows the marbles to fall through. Otherwise all the marbles get stuck at the end in a blue end pc that has no hole.
Also the marbles are really small (and maybe all marble runs have small marbles) but I don't even know where to get some extra marbles in case we lose some, which we will :)
I am still happy I purchased this marble run but it does need some modification by the manufacturer.
give it a chance
by marblerunner (January 19, 2011) 22 of 25 people found this review helpful
I did the research and heard the complaints and I think a phd thesis can be made by studying how peoples' (rising) expectations today contrast to the overall (decline in) quality of all manufacturing and then cross compare it with 50 years ago and then end up by telling everyone to get over it. This item is a great deal. It needs some patience and some brains, if you have none, Amazon can not sell you any. It is well made but does reflect the cheapening quality we parents are used to when we replace toys of our youth. I personally recommend getting 2 sets because the kids love it, and we benefit from having more kids playing together than taking turns. It does have a great variety of pieces, some other sets seemed to have 1 or 2 more types of spins and bumps but I like the quality of this one.
Marble Madness Fun
by Only_the_best (May 31, 2007) 17 of 19 people found this review helpful
Really fun toy - my 4 yr old girl loved it (although it has been only 2 weeks since we got it).
Definitely needs some adult supervision as the parts are a little hard to connect.
It really needs to be on a table top or hard floor to keep its balance.
I think this transparent version is great because you see the ball - opaque ones would
only allow you to see the ball going in and at the end, coming out.
The construction seems durable enough - there is a slight stretch in the plastic.
You could twist it without breaking. Have fun!