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My son loves a construction challenge so when we were asked to look at the new DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run starter pack he was itching to open the box and get stuck in. The set, from 2Tech, is aimed at children aged 8 years and over and my son is rather impressed.
The starter set from the DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run range comes with sixty-four MagnetCubes, thirty-two clips, four u-turn sections, ten straight sections, ten quarter-turn sections, four down sections and three metal marbles.
You can start building your marble run instantly with the MagnetCubes as they are fully magnetic and instantly stick together in any format you like.
The great thing about this concept is there is no set format, so it’s left to the child’s imagination to create all sorts of marble runs. My son relishes the freedom that this gives and ultimately it increases play potential and longevity in my experience.
The various red plastic section pieces clip onto the MagnetCubes to create the actual marble runs and my ten-year-old son found them easy to fix and remove as he worked out which tracks would encourage the marbles to run and which might not work so well.
He loves being able to build multi-level structures as well as simpler designs with the DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run starter set and he’s come up with all sorts of layouts already.
You can add structures together as well as working from the suggested layouts that are illustrated on the DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run storage box. Children have to think about gravity and how to make the marble run along the tracks properly, and if they don’t get it quite right, it’s very easy to change the structure accordingly.
It’s been a big hit here and my son currently has one of his designs set up in his bedroom, but it’s once for me to know that the set would fit back into the packaging neatly once he wants to pack it all away again.
The DesignNest MagnetCubes Rollercoaster Marble Run starter set is priced at £39.99 and can be purchased directly from 2Tech.co.uk.