ThinkPlay Gears Extreme
Piece colors vary, so some of the projects will not match the colors of those shown in the project manual.
Our price: $169.99
ThinkPlay Gears Extreme is an extraordinary kit from ThinkPlay, the internationally award-winning educational construction system. Designed to explore the basic physics of movement and rotation, effects of friction, creating power, and how simple machines need and use gears, this 488-piece set comes with a whole suite of instructions.
Note: Colors in your set may vary from those depicted in your manual.
The gear wheel comes in five sizes with different teeth arrangements, and each gear is marked clearly with its number of teeth. There are also two types of color-coded gear wheels, some with a smooth shaft and others with a geared one. Additionally, ThinkPlay Gears Extreme's side-connecting block pieces enable your young builder to make circles, curves, and spirals that remain impossible with traditional sets.
Timberdoodle's exclusive ThinkPlay Gears Extreme set includes Chains and Pulleys, enabling your child to complete an additional 25 projects.
With ThinkPlay Chains, your child can build a clock, snowplow, and chainsaw, as well as more technical models such as intricate chain panels. Or, creative engineers can assemble new constructions of an original design using the included 75 chain links.
ThinkPlay Pulleys is an engaging way for your child to investigate the useful simple machine, pulleys. There are eleven appealing pulley projects that your young builders will enjoy, from a bird with fluttering tail feathers to a helicopter with rotating blades. ThinkPlay Pulleys includes nine pulleys, four silicone bands, and detailed instruction sheets. Two fishing models call for string (not included).
Gears, chains, and pulleys come together in ThinkPlay Gears Extreme to take ThinkPlay's STEM and simple machines potential to a new level.
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
2012 Poland Gold Award
2012 Practical Pre-School Gold Award
2013 India Didactics Award
2013 BESA Education Resource of the year
2014 Bizziebaby Silver Award
2020 STEM.org Authenticated Educational Product
2021 Newsweek Best in STEM
These were a challenge for my then 6 yr old. She is a LEGO enthusiast and can build difficult sets. I thought she would be able to do this without any help from me but she couldn't. The pieces are great and very fun to work with. The instructions were a little difficult to follow was the only issue.
This set is so much fun! My daughter really looks forward to building with these! The instructions are very easy to follow.
My son 5+ loves it. He spend whole day creating his own design.
My three kids love these!! The instructions are easy to follow for my 7 year old, but a little harder for my 5 year old to follow, but still loves playing with it without the instructions. Even my 3 year old love it. However, I’m giving it four stars because we haven’t even had it for a week and one of the little chain links broke... I hope this is not a continued issue as they continue to play with it.
The whole family loves this set.