Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch – review and giveaway

My son may struggle with his reading and writing but when it comes to construction projects he gets an A star from me.  I’m really keen for him to know that education isn’t just about tests meeting certain criteria, it’s about so much more.  We’ve been having so much fun with the new Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch recently and he’s learned through play, which to my mind is the best way forward.

Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch

We’re big fans of Geomag and their range of STEM focussed construction sets.  The Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch is part of their Mechanics Gravity series which works with the invisible forces of gravity and magnetism as children build different structures. This particular set is aimed at children aged 7 years and over and comes with 243 pieces and two instruction leaflets.

Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch

Not only can you build a range of structures, but you can make them move using magnets.  The set even includes a gravity motor that doesn’t need an electric motor or batteries to work.  I can see this set coming in very useful in the years to come as a way of augmenting what my son is learning in school in a practical way.

The first instruction booklet talks you through six different builds which all then help you to complete the main Shoot and Catch construction featured in the second booklet.

As well as using the different polarities on the magnetic rods to make the magnetic transmission turn, it’s just as fun to twist it round manually.

The step by step instructions are easy to follow and the pieces fit together easily.

The plastic track pieces click into place and once you’ve fitted the first piece in place it’s clear how you join them together to make up the various tracks.

My son has had so much fun putting together the various options in the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set, and seeing how each element works.  It the perfect activity for a rainy day, and one that we’ll be revisiting a lot in the months ahead I think.

Once you’ve got to grips with the various elements of book one, you can move onto the Shoot and Catch structure.  It definitely makes sense to build the items in the first book initially so children can get used to the build technique and understand what the are constructing before attempting the big build.

We did find it tricky at times to keep the ball bearings within the grooves of the gravity motor as it turned up or down but other than that my son had little issue with the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set, and once you’ve set up the Shoot and Catch structure you can just keep playing.

Priced at £70.00 the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set would make a great present, it provides hours of fun with educational value too and we can thoroughly recommend it.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’m thrilled to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to with the Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set worth £70 for themselves.  Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

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Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Geomag , in order that they can arrange delivery.

The giveaway will close on 11th November 2018 at midnight.

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Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch set worth £70

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277 thoughts on “Geomag Mechanics Gravity Shoot and Catch – review and giveaway

  1. My older granddaughter – she wants to be a mechanical engineer when she grows up, and she’d have a wonderful time with this.
    Jane Willis

  2. Who will you enjoy using this this set with and why? . . . . my grandson as he loves intricate ‘toys’, he would find this eductional

  3. MY SON BECAUSE HE IS AMAZING AT PLAYING WITH COMPLEX SETS AND MANAGING TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS REFUSING HELP MOST OF THE TIME

  4. My stepson loves his lego and meccano, and has a wonderful imagination to create the weird and wonderful, and it would be great to create with him.

  5. i would play this with my grandson he has dissabilities but absolutely loves construction so this he would love an get hours of fun thank you for the chance x

  6. Construction toys are one of the few things that both my son & daughter love to play with – this would provide hours of constructive play for both of them (and Mum too)!

  7. I’d love to play with this with my eldest son – he absolutely loves building things so this would be right up his street.

  8. One of my many nieces or nephews…will have to decide who the lucky recipient would be at Christmas! Most likely the one who is more likely to share with me and let me play it

  9. My son he is good at building and making things, like lego, he also has already seen geomag on tv ads and we both thought it looked great. He has special needs and doing something like this helps him to calm down and its sensory for him, making things so I know he would absolute love this. Thanks for such a great giveaway

  10. I would keep it so that children would have something to do when they come here, we try to keep a range of things and it means more children get to enjoy it

  11. I’d really enjoy helping my son with this, I’ve been looking at it and wondering whether to get it for him for Christmas. He’s really into STEM type toys and I think this would really interest him.

  12. Thanks for the great review! My son would love this!!! He always gravitates to stem toys but this looks like it takes learning and engineering to the next level! He pointedness it out on an advert but this review only confirms that this would be a brilliant Christmas gift! Thanks!

  13. I would enjoy playing this with my daughters. They love things like this and it would create hours of fun. Thankyou for the competition x

  14. I think i would enjoy this toy with my nephew as he is really into building things and this would be a good challenge for him too.

  15. My son would love this, primarily because he’s obsessed with building (and dismantling) and I reckon his dad would need to help him a lot at first which he would be over the moon about 😉

  16. I think my husband would have as much fun as our grandchildren playing with this, Ellie loves to build and construct with her Grandy.

  17. My children have seen this advertised and have both expressed an interest! It looks great, I will have to join in too!!

  18. Sorry wrote on the gleam box not here. My son would really enjoy playing this, he loves building and working things out so this looks fab thanks.

  19. I would spend hours with my son playing with this. He loves building things the adding to them to create something different.

  20. This actually looks like a really fun thing to give to my son for Christmas. I wasn’t sure when I saw it on the shelf but your blog post has shown that it could be a great learning tool as well as really fun!

  21. My eight year old loves to build and I am sure we would have lots of fun together, and its nice to work with something different

  22. My son and daughter would love this and I’m sure they’d love to impress their teachers with their new knowledge about gravity and magnetism!

  23. I would use this with with my daughter who would be thrilled to play with it. It would suit her enjoyment of construction and science to a tee.

  24. My kids and their dad will love this. They love making things, challenging each other and competing against each other. I will referee.

  25. All 5 of my children would love this, but especially my 3 sons. They love building things and this would keep them entertained for hours.

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