Rock and Roll
Engineering has never been so rad. Kids age 9 and up will have a blast building this hand-cranked marvel, where marbles launch off of ramps, zigzag through halfpipes and careen around corners. They might not even realize they're learning principles of physics and mechanics. The instructions take the form of a comic in which a group of young tinkerers and engineers (or "Tinkineers") grapple with a design challenge, and the child then gets to apply the principles they illustrate by building their own, working marble skate park. Once they've assembled the kit, they'll have both newfound knowledge and an impressive, kinetic work of art that they'll be proud to keep on display. Designed by Adam Hocherman; made in Beverly, Massachusetts.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.