GraviTrax Starter Set
With GraviTrax your child can design and build hi-tech marble runs while using gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy, momentum, velocity, and problem-solving to propel marbles to the finish. With this open-ended construction set your child will have access to two manuals. In the first, he will be asked to build a marble run precisely as pictured. In the second, he will be told the exact pieces and a few placements, but he will need to complete the design. Both booklets are color-coded, so your child can pick his preferred level of difficulty.
With over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, your child will learn how physics impact the track of his marble and how experimenting with height, curves, freefall, and even a magnetic cannon can be used to control the speed of the marble. Everything a STEM building set should be, GraviTrax combines physics, architecture, and engineering and will sharpen your child’s spatial reasoning, logical planning, and architectural design skills.
GraviTrax Starter Set Includes:
Age Recommendation: 8-99 years
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
2018 Parents' Choice Gold Award!
Review by Anyday Blessings
”We’ve just gone from toy to science lab kit….and my son doesn’t even know it. Ding, ding, ding! AND, when he takes the building guide and goes off to play on his own, you may just hear him rehearing the lessons concepts you discussed with the kit.”Read the Review
Review by Cosmic Montessori School
”If you’re looking for a great educational gift that doubles as a super fun and creative toy — look no further than Gravitrax — a unique marble run construction set.”Read the Review
Review by The Oaxacaborn Blog
”The neatest thing about GraviTrax is how incredibly versatile it is. This isn’t a static marble run with a predetermined route, it’s a hands-on construction set.”Read the Review
My daughter is enthralled with this set! I purchased it half price at the damaged sale and was so excited to get it. Thank you, Timberdoodle!! My daughter is 5 1/2, but completely fascinated with the different track designs and how the marbles run. She constantly calls my husband to see our latest creation. He likes to say that I'm reliving my childhood, and maybe I am. So fun! I'm sure she'll be playing with this for years to come!
My 7 and 12 year olds love this toy! We have the add on kit too. It keeps them busy for hours!
I got this as a substitution in my 2nd graders custom kit. My 7th grader plays it just as much! This is something they can play with together! Win- win!
my kids can play with this all day if given the chance. We bought the deluxe set as well as the zipline extension and will be buying another deluxe set soon to incorporate more pieces. The boys love building their own mazes as well as trying to challenge themselves to figure out the instructions... It's a really nice quality, which is important with these kind of projects, Too many marble runs we have bought before that just didn't work well. This will be our go to brand now!
This stayed tucked away until we were about 3/4 of the way done with our school year. After I pulled it out, I realized how much we could have and should have been using it throughout the year. My 8 year old engineer minded girl LOVES choosing the most challenging mazes to build while my creative 6 year old loves building her own mazes. Honestly, I even enjoy following the directions and building structures myself! The quality is wonderful. My only complaint is that the base is made out of cardboard and you have to punch out the holes. I don't know if we're supposed to keep the punched out pieces, or what they're for? Either way, I look forward to incorporating this into next year as well since it was a family favorite for us!
We are so happy your family has enjoyed Gravitrax! Those little cardboard pieces you are free to discard unless your girls want to use them as play money, tokens, treasure, and so much more! They do feel like just too much fun to discard right off the bat. :)
--Hope for the Timberdoodle team