ThinkPlay Gears Extreme
Piece colors vary, so some of the projects will not match the colors of those shown in the project manual.
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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
Great hands on fun! We often get sidetracked while building and end up making a 'machine' that we use all day for silly tasks.
My kids range from 1 to 10 and ALL of them enjoy this in their own way.
My one year olds build them like Legos.
My four year old loves making the animals in the pictures that come with it.
My 7, 8, and 10 year olds love building with the gears.
My one year olds are unable to connect the pieces and it took my four year old a little bit of trial and error to understand how to connect them.
I got these in our kindergarten kit. My youngest son who is 3 likes to build with them the most. My older son is easily frustrated so they aren’t his favorite by I can tell he’s super proud of himself when he finishes one of the gears. I think they are going to be really good for him.
This is an awesome kit! My kids can’t get enough of the gears, chains, and pulleys. The blocks can be a bit tricky to get in the right orientation to make everything line up right on the example projects. My six year old can do most projects with limited help and my four year old can do projects with assistance.
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.