ThinkPlay Gears Extreme
Piece colors vary so some of the projects will not match the colors of those shown in the project manual.
ThinkPlay STEM Gears Extreme 400pc Set
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 400-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 assortments of teeth, 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. With ThinkPlay Gears Extreme’s side-connecting pieces, your young builder can make circles, curves, and spirals that remain impossible with traditional sets.
Timberdoodle’s Exclusive ThinkPlay kit now includes ThinkPlay Chains, with 75 chain links and loose-leaf instructions for 14 chain-powered models, and ThinkPlay Pulleys with 11 appealing projects.
With ThinkPlay Gears Extreme you can build fishing poles, a clock, snowplow, and chainsaw, as well as more technical models, such as intricate chain panels. Or, assemble new constructions of your own design. ThinkPlay's STEM and simple machines potential reaches a new level with ThinkPlay Gears Extreme.
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
My son loves this set. He runs to get it out and build with it every morning...seriously though, EVERY MORNING. High quality product with endless possibilities.
This is fun but the instructions are hard to follow. It came with our Kindergarten kit. My son needed a greatbdeal.of helped and I always ended up finishing it.
And kids will enjoy it too. Just kidding. (Well, mostly kidding). The minute she opened the box, my daughter started building, and she has been in love ever since. I am amazed by the versatility of this kit and I highly recommend this product!!! Now off to build a crane...
My son is a machine builder and I was struggling with getting his ideas to actually work and not just keep falling apart. These blocks let him build in all directions, goes together easily, and stays together until he wants to take it apart. The instructions leave room for them to figure stuff out and the blocks are intuitive enough to build whatever they think up themselves.
I bought this for my son when he was 5, and he loved putting the gears together. Now he is almost 7 and still pulls them out and plays with them. He had show and tell at his co-op and would often build things to show off there. I was impressed by the amount of things you can build with these and the instructions are clear enough for him to do on his own! Also, my kid plays hard, but these have held up super well over time, unlike most toys!