Imagine this: a gumball machine meets a marble run meets a roller coaster meets a pinball machine. That's what you get with the Gumball Machine Maker! Build your own gumball machines and learn physics lessons in the process. A turn of the handle dispenses one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. The track is made up of different segments which can be moved around on the base of the machine to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines.
The 16-page, full-color manual guides you through step-by-step illustrated instructions for assembling the base of your gumball machine as well as three unique setups using the 12 different track segments. Once you've mastered these three specific setups and have learned how the system works, you can design, build, and test your own configurations! Trial-and-error experiments teach in a fun, hands-on way: When you try a new design, will your gumball make it to the end of the track, or will you have to reengineer it to make it work? Can you make a gumball machine in which the gumballs make it to the bottom every single time they are dispensed?
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.