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Marble Run by Mindware – Target Exclusive! Review and Giveaway

Marble Run

Marble Run by Mindware provides endless hours of engineering fun! The MindWare Marble Run gets the fun rolling! Build tracks that twist and turn with colorful pieces that simply slide together. Then send marbles speeding through chutes, merry-go-rounds, windmills, S-curves, a U-turn slide and centrifugal funnel. Ages 4+. Educational Focus: Basic understanding of physics, 3-dimensional thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Contents: 55 pieces and 15 marbles.


My daughter plays with a different Marble Run setup every time we go to the doctors office and I have a tough time leaving – because she isn’t done playing yet.  Occasionally when we get there, all the marbles are missing.  Time to get her a Marble Run for herself.  The concept is simple – build a structure with the different shaped tubes and let your marbles find their way through.  This is definitely a product that offers hours of fun at a time.  When she gets bored with one design she plays around with the shapes and tries to make something else.  This Target Exclusive model has ten pieces and it is very easy to put them together.  Mindware does also have many other Marble Runs – something for every age and skill level.  It goes a step beyond so many other toys that allow children to build something – with Marble Run our daughter needs to build it but also think about the path of the marbles and make it all flow nicely.  It does list itself as for ages 3-6 but it doesn’t matter – our 9 year old loves it and so does our 14 year old.  And as an added bonus – it is a product that does not require batteries.


You can find this Marble Run at Target for $34.99.  It is also on Target’s Top Toy List for this holiday season.


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Right now Mindware is allowing TSOS to give away Marble Run to a lucky reader.  One lucky TSOS reader will win Marble Run by Mindware.  The prize will be sent directly to the winner by Mindware. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping.  The giveaway will run until 10/15/2014 at 11:59pm EST.  The winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway Tools and will be announced on the Giveaway Tool Widget.  Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.  The giveaway is open to United States residents only.  You must be over 18 years of age and you guarantee that you are eligible by entering.  We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway.  No purchase is necessary. One entry per person per household.




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  • April Farley

    Thank you so very much for hosting such wonderful fun contest and for all the dedication and hard work that you put into your awesome blog. This Marble run will be such an awesome Christmas present for a grandson! I am super duper excited ! Thank you Mindware for making such a neat product and for giving the chance to win one for our Grandbaby! I am truly appreciative.

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