Recapture that MarbleWorks Nostalgia This Holiday Season
The daily grind has us sitting in cars, working at desks, and looking at screens all day. Sometimes we need to take a break from all that and stimulate our brains with something more fun. Remember when some of the best toys ran on your imagination, not on batteries? Toys like that are still around today and they are loads of fun to play with, even as an adult.
Clear off a table or stretch out on the floor and check out these awesome marble run track sets. They combine brain-teasing construction skills with fast-paced racing. Planning and building a course is a great activity for kids and grownups of all ages.
Building these tracks takes coordination and patience but comes with the payoff of seeing your marbles zip through the completed track. It also takes an appreciation for trial and error as you try out configurations that might not work.
Race your friends, have family competitions, or test your skills against your own times. Marble run tracks are easier than dominoes, because one little jiggle doesn’t cause the whole structure to fall. Feel the satisfying snap as pieces fit together, like LEGO bricks, and be proud of a successful track coming together. And these sets are more advanced than Mouse Trap, because despite the fun of that game, the track can only be put together in one way. These marble run tracks are only limited by your imagination.
These tracks are attractive works of sculpture, too. Dozens of sturdy plastic pieces in each set are made in rainbow-bright colors. The pieces come in a variety of sizes, obstacles, wheels, and tracks for your marbles to navigate. Each set comes with at least five marbles so there’s no chance you’ll lose them all on the first run.
Put down your screen and pick up something fun for your brain and your hands. Let the good times roll — these marble run sets will satisfy all your cravings for fun.
For over 40 years, Discovery Toys has been wowing kids and grownups alike with products like its MarbleWorks sets. The Grand Prix set features a starting gate for six marbles and a splitter for creating two simultaneous tracks. Test different track setups to find the fastest configurations. Steep slides, sharp curves, and jumps combine to make challenging tracks for your marbles to navigate. Let’s hope they make it to the finish line!
These translucent Marbulous track pieces add a new dimension to your racing, allowing you to see your marbles on every part of their journey. Create multiple starting chutes with separate tracks and watch your marbles race to the bottom. The Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set also features wheel pieces to create eye-catching movement marble race through. The Marble Genius app for iOS and Android includes several project instructions in four skill levels for inspiration. But don’t stop there. Push your creativity to the limit.
Build it tall with over 100 track pieces included in the MindWare marble run set. MindWare specializes in puzzles and engineering toys and their marble run track doesn’t disappoint. This set features a number of bridge pieces that connect marbles between towers and a mix of translucent and opaque pieces, so you never know where your marble may pop out. Hopefully you created a successful track so those marbles are popping out at the finish line, not rolling away on the floor. With 20 marbles, though, maybe you can afford to lose a couple.
Feel like a kid again with these brightly colored track pieces and keep the fun going through all the marble racing. The translucent pieces in the Meland marble run set are larger and sturdier than the connector pieces in other sets, allowing you to build a track that’s nearly two feet tall. The last thing you want is your tall towers to collapse before your marbles get a chance to race through, although half the fun may be building a new track. Anyone who loves construction sets will love building with these pieces.
Don’t just build a marble run track, create a work of art from these bold pieces. The MagicJourney Giant Marble Run set truly is one of the giants of its kind, featuring just about all the different track pieces from the other sets in one huge collection. With 200 assorted track pieces and 30 marbles the building and racing fun can last for as long as you can. It comes with a building guide that has instructions for several mazes of different skill levels for hours of fun, plus hundreds of combinations from your own imagination. The colors are as bright as a box of crayons, so think of your play space as a blank canvas.