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MindWare Gearjits: Gumball Machine Marble Coaster

Favorite model kit I've seen this year!
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By: James Oppenheim | Created: 2022-11-21 13:59:23 | (Updated: 2022-11-21 14:13:22)

Buying things  for 'tweens can be difficult.  The MindWare Gearjits: Gumball Machine Marble Coaster ($39.95) might be the perfect gift for that time in a child's life when toys seem too young, yet they're not ready for car keys. 

If you've got a child who, perhaps, grew up on Legos but now finds them too easy or too much a reminder of when they were "kids", this  building set offers hours of model building with a great payoff at the end: an intricate marble maze crafted out of wood! Removing the laser-cut pieces takes time and care, and the well-drawn instructions require painstaking attention to detail.  There is a bit of tension as the set comes together:  Will it really work?  Will the pieces break? But the set is well-crafted and when finished the builder might just give herself a pat on the back for all the work that went into bringing it to fruition.  The set is marked 12 & up.  It requires fine motor skills and patience.