Space Coaster Marble Run

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Description

Sometimes, a toy comes into the office and everyone just sits gawping at it, struggling to remember the time before it arrived. The Space Coaster Marble Run is one such toy - an indescribably cool piece of sci-fi silliness that's part marble run, part physics experiment. After you've constructed it (a pretty epic and rewarding task in itself), simply turn it on, put the two ball bearings in the central shaft and watch them whiz round the rail at breakneck speeds. It's a self-perpetuating Ouroboros of a toy, guaranteed to turn any frown upside-down, and possibly into a vacant stare of wonderment.

There are a number of different routes for the balls to go down and a junction at which they randomly determine it: they will either be sent wheeling around hairpin bends or careering through a rather exciting loop-the-loop section before returning to the bottom of the central shaft, which will lift them to the top again. It's a madcap, self-perpetuating gizmo that will delight kids and adults alike. Perfect for anyone with an interest in science and building things (there's over half a metre of rails to assemble), it's hypnotic, mesmerising and oodles of fun.

Features:

  • The Space Coaster Marble Run is an amazing, self-perpetuating marble run.
  • Great for anyone with an interest in physics. Or marbles.
  • Contains over 50 cm of rail to assemble.
  • Assembly is quite a task in itself.
  • Central spiral shaft lifts balls to the top of the run.
  • Balls (2 included) can travel through a series of hairpin bends or through a 360-degree loop.
  • Potentially never-ending spectacle (at least while the battery lasts).
  • Requires large flat surface.
  • Requires 1 x R14C battery (to power the central shaft, not included).

Size:

  • H: 36 W: 59 D: 18 cm.

Product Details

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Space Coaster Marble Run

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5

Received my order in extremely fast time. It was packed to a very high standard so that box was in perfect condition to give for a christmas present. I would recommend ordering from IWOOT to everyone.

Tue Dec 15 09:55:39 GMT 2015 by

The smile of a gift they actually wanted.

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5

This was bought as a Secret Santa a software engineers and he genuinely loved it. When he opened the present he had a smile on his face that you get from a genuinely well loved gift. He started constructing it that evening in the office and it is currently sitting on his desk. It took him a few hours to build over a few lunch breaks and he loved every second of it. Great gift.

Mon Dec 14 10:23:27 GMT 2015 by

Space Coaster Marble Run

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5

I bought this as a Secret Santa for one of our young electronic engineers and he was absolutely delighted with it. He took it home and actually set it up that evening which took him approximately 3 hours! He really loved it!

Thu Dec 10 14:04:04 GMT 2015 by

Will keep him occupied for hours!

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5

This looks like so much fun. Bought as a gift for a bloke with an engineering mind, he's delighted and is looking forward to getting going on making it work. Great gift!

Wed Dec 09 10:58:50 GMT 2015 by

great tiem

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5

Mt son loves this - it was difficult to build but all the family cant resist it thanks

Mon Nov 30 10:26:37 GMT 2015 by

Looks good

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4

I have bought this as a Christmas present and so I cannot really comment on it. It certainly looks good and I hope the recipient will enjoy it.

Mon Nov 09 17:32:48 GMT 2015 by

Good man-toy

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5

Bought as a birthday present as grown men do love toys! Good fun to build and use, complex enough for a man

Thu May 07 23:33:42 GMT 2015 by

Fab present

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5

Great present for my dad - well received, assembled and marvelled at all in the same weekend! Would definitely recommend - in fact, I want my own and will be making hints for this Christmas.

Sun Oct 19 18:41:08 GMT 2014 by

Good, but complex

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3

This is a good product, but it requires a lot of work and a decent amount of patience to build it and get it running smoothly. The instructions are clearly translated from another language and don't often make much sense so this makes the challenge all the greater. I am still tweaking it to get the lift working properly. I would recommend this product, but only for someone who likes an engineering challenge and has the patience to enjoy the building process.

Mon Mar 31 12:05:54 GMT 2014 by

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4

this is for my grandson for Christmas so hopally he like it

Tue Dec 17 10:11:39 GMT 2013 by

item for gift

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5

Fantastic service and delivery. Product looks amazing. Not opened yet as for christmas but looks like a good challenge for my son.

Mon Dec 16 16:02:59 GMT 2013 by

Does it need a genius?

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4

Purchased as a gift so only a 4 rating. Am giving it to the genius in the family so will let you know if he succeeded!

Tue Dec 03 16:59:32 GMT 2013 by

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4

Haven't opened these as they are Christmas presents - but look like they are going to be good fun

Tue Dec 03 16:51:25 GMT 2013 by

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5

great fun my husband enjoyed every moment it took

Sat Nov 16 11:38:04 GMT 2013 by

Great fun!

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5

Been looking at this for ages and finally went for it! It's quite fiddly to put together, but extremely satisfying once you complete it. Looks modern and stylish and works brilliantly. Will keep me (and the cats) entertained for hours! Was very impressed by the number of spare parts it comes with.

Mon Oct 21 23:13:26 GMT 2013 by

Takes a while to build but good fun

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4

The instructions for the Space Coaster Marble Run leave a little to be desired but that only adds to the challenge. The rails have to be cut to length by hand but that's easy enough and if you do it after the supports are sussed you'll be fine. Kids love it and you can experiment by leaving ball bearings stationary on the track in the path of oncoming ones so that it acts like a Newton's cradle. Bargain at the price, I've bought two now, one one my son and another for my nephew.

Mon Aug 26 16:12:43 GMT 2013 by

Space Coaster Marble Run

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4

It kept my husband and daughter busy putting it together for a whole evening, with a great deal of discussion. So I had some peace too. Now they plan to modify it....... I've said they aren't allowed to until a young friend of ours has had a go. I can see it going on our holidays as a substitute for the Tomy train set, and this takes up a lot less space in the case. Well worth buying. P.S. He says it would be nice to buy some extra bits to help with the modifications.

Thu Apr 04 18:01:11 GMT 2013 by

Great stuff

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4

This Space Coaster Marble Run is great if you are a big kid. The pieces are clearly marked and extra bits are supplied. The only problem I had with this was being able to understand the instructions to put it together. They don't seem to flow very easily and in some places aren't very clear. One of the pieces was not formed properly. One quick email to the company that makes the Space coaster and the piece was replaced. Other then the instructions this item is great. It is sturdy, easily put together and a great "toy" for the adult that likes to nurture the big kid inside.

Wed Mar 06 13:22:09 GMT 2013 by

Gadget master

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5

You have to build this Space Coaster Marble Run from scratch one bit at a time. If you love building and have time, then it's well worth it with a tweak here and there. When you watch it working you get a good feeling of self achievement.

Wed Jan 02 13:38:05 GMT 2013 by

great fun

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5

I bought this Space Coaster Marble Run for my 35 year old boyfriend because he always dreamt of having it. I could understand that but I bought it as a kind of joke and it was great idea. It needs a lot of effort to put together and make it work but it is all about effort and being successful. This is a lot of fun for me and him watching everything functioning well. This is highly recommend!

Mon Dec 31 22:50:14 GMT 2012 by

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