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
review by Making Everyday Magic
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review by One Luckey Wife
”Thinkplay Gears is such a fun and engaging toy for kids. It comes with so many projects to make. They start off easy and get progressively harder.”Watch the Review
We are building things my son never even imagined he could do. He is five and needs my help with the instructions BUT my three year olds get involved as well and we have a lot of fun watching the creations come to life.
These gears came with our Kindergarten curriculum kit, and I absolutely love them. They keep my kids busy for a solid hour, while they're following the directions and learning how things go together. They're easy to work into our schedule, as I can wait until I have a work meeting and schedule gear time for that hour. This is probably my favorite STEM activity out of our entire curriculum.
Thinkplay gears are so wonderful. Sturdy, stay together so your child can play with their creations, great practice for fine motor skills, following instructions, patterns, and a fun basic start to gears, chains, and pulleys! We couldn’t be happier, well worth the price!
Thinkplay Gears since “box opening day” has been asked for every. single. day. It is a wonderful set. Large enough for my two boys to work on together while also making their own separate models. The first time they spun the crank handle and saw the gears move a light came on in their eyes, and as a homeschool mom those are the BEST moments. To see the wonder of learning in your child and their desire increase to create more. Definitely 2 thumbs up!!!
While I look forward to copying each suggested sculpture, my son has already come up with AMAZING stuff with this product. I am blown away how quickly they can pick up how things work. We've already put a lot of milage on these pieces.