Hape Space City Quadrilla

September 8, 2016

 

 

(Hape $149.99)

 

Our testers loved the many ways they could build runs for this special glow in the dark set. It’s a 176-pieces. There are plastic domes and cosmic shapes that add to the out-of-this-world setting. Creating marble runs that twist and turn and need adjusting height and otherwise, gives kids problem solving challenges that will keep them experimenting and thinking. It calls for spatial reasoning, fine motor skills and patience. We have to say that the image looks like there are more glow-in-the-dark features than in reality. There are stickers that will glow after you expose them to light and the marbles will do so, too. But the main attraction of the set remains the open-ended aspect of building and rebuilding and learning a little about physics without any textbook or lectures. This is hands on learning that is fun! Marked for 6 & up-maybe, with help. But we think 8’s and up will enjoy this more.

 

Ages: Early School, Tweens

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2016

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