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Mindware Marble Run

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$34.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Encourages creative thinking
  • Your kids will watch the marbles fly and be thoroughly entertained
  • Hours of fun for your little engineer
  • Teaches basic physics and problem-solving

Description

Give your kids endless hours of engineering fun with the Mindware Marble Run game. This engineering game gets the fun rolling, literally. The kids can build tracks that twist and turn with colorful pieces that simply slide together. They can test their design by sending marbles through chutes, merry-go-rounds, windmills, S-curves, a U-turn slide and centrifugal funnel, then make adjustments to send it off again. Customers can follow the images on the box to build or create your Marble Run.
Number of Pieces: 70
Suggested Age: 4 Years and Up
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_contains_a_marble, choking_hazard_small_parts
Educational Focus: Creative Thinking
Includes: Toy Building Components
Material: Metal, Plastic
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 15617539
UPC: 736970661032
Item Number (DPCI): 204-04-0287
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.06 inches length x 11.57 inches width x 13.09 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.29 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Does this come with the marlbes?

submitted by ollems - 7 years ago
  • A: Yes, it comes with marbles.

    submitted byOrderedIt - 7 years ago
  • A: Comes with just 5 marbles.

    submitted byDcheney76 - 7 years ago
  • A: Comes with 15 marbles

    submitted byStarsandstripes - 6 years ago
  • A: Yes. It now comes with 15 marbles in assorted colors.

    submitted byGamma - 6 years ago
  • A: Yes, it does come with marbles.

    submitted bytheboredone12 - 4 years ago

Q: Does the 71 piece set include the marbles or are the 15 marbles in addition?

submitted by Shar - 6 years ago
  • A: I think so too, marbles are also included with the piece count.

    submitted bytheboredone12 - 4 years ago
  • A: Curious no answer, others include the marbles in the piece count. So I am guessing it's safe to say this also does

    submitted byFarter - 5 years ago

Q: How many pieces is this set?

submitted by megrub - 7 years ago
  • A: 55 pieces to make marble runs, 15 marbles

    submitted byregulartargetshopper - 4 years ago
  • A: it's in the description, 70 peices

    submitted byGnJMilton - 7 years ago

Q: How sturdy is this set? Will it fall apart if a child accidentally bumps it?

submitted by Lori - 2 years ago
  • A: MindWare Marble Run pieces are carefully designed to fit together with tight connections which aids in making a sturdy build. Sturdiness also comes from how you build each run. Building a wide base with multiple support columns will ensure the structure remains strong during continuous play.

    submitted byMindWare-Nancy - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: is MindWare set compatible with the national geographic set?

submitted by H - 2 years ago
  • A: The MindWare set is only compatible with other MindWare marble run sets.

    submitted byMindWare-Nancy - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this compatible with the Galt marble run?

submitted by Scott - 6 years ago
  • A: It is only compatible with other MindWare marble runs.

    submitted byMindWare-Nancy - 3 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: it was stated that this comes with marbles, but how many marbles does it come with?

submitted by momof2 - 7 years ago
  • A: It now comes with 15 marbles

    submitted byGamma - 6 years ago
4.1 out of 5 stars with 247 reviews
67% would recommend
103 recommendations
length of play: 3.65 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4.04 out of 5
value: 2.94 out of 5
quality: 3.35 out of 5
educational value: 4.07 out of 5

Not Recommended

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Cgris - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
My kids 4 & 8 were so excited to use it, but does not stay together. Very fragile and cheaply made.
length of play: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
educational value: 2 out of 5
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Great sturdy toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
owl223 - 7 months ago
Bought this for my four year old and he loves it. He needs help taking it apart and redesigning it but we’ve had no issues with it falling apart while playing with it.
educational value: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Falls apart constantly

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
taser87 - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Really difficult to keep the pieces together and many don't fit. My nephew was incredibly frustrated and sad trying to play with this. Waste of time and money.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
educational value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Eh, not worth $35

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Suzie - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is not worth the price. Pretty junky, falls apart super easily. No way a child under 8 can do this without an adult.
quality: 3 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Educational and fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nichole - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 3 year old played with this once and was hooked! It’s a great toy for using creativity and I love how many moving parts it comes with.
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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For those that want to waste their time

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mb - 1 year ago
If you and your children like to be unbelievably annoyed and frustrated, buy this toy. Does not stay together.
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10/10

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kyle - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This turned out to be great for my almost 3 year old! As long as you have the patience to rebuild when it inevitably gets knocked over, this serves as an excellent distraction!
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great toy

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Minnie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This has been hours of fun. None of the pieces have broken in any way which I was worried about. This thing is fun even without a marble if there are kids too young to be trusted with a marble. There plenty of pieces too. Enough to make a solid maze but not too much to be overwhelming
educational value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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DONT WASTE YOUR $$

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Toybuilder - 1 year ago
It’s almost impossible to put together and even if you do put it together it will not stay together. Not stable at all. Probably the worst toy I’ve ever bought. Not worth almost $40 AT ALL. It would be much better if it actually came with instructions and snapped together or something. So disappointed
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
educational value: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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The best!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Angie C - 2 years ago
My boys loved this marble track! Make sure you have patience to put this track together.
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
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Not worth it

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Dessyju - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a very fun toy but it does not stay together and isn’t stable. I tried hot gluing the pieces together as well and it didn’t budge. No thanks
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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I really want to love this for my toddler

3 out of 5 stars
Eashley - 2 years ago
I purchased this for my 3yr old for Christmas and he was so excited and honestly so was I. We started playing around with it and soon found out like many others that it does in fact fall apart easily, my toddler was more frustrated than I was. Even my brothers jumped in and took turns trying to build different runs and they all gave up because it kept falling apart anytime we’d built a decent run. I even built the marble run exactly pictured like the box and it would still fall over and pieces would easily disconnect while trying to connect others. I feel if the ‘male’ pieces were a bit longer they would give a little more support and I’d suggest that the run come with more base supports. It doesn’t matter if I have the run on my table or my hardwood living room floor it still isn’t sturdy. I’m giving 3 stars because overall my 3yr old can easily snap the pieces together himself and he still try’s to play with it granted all the frustration and it’s something that we can do together. For the price I paid I wish it was more lk $19.99 I’ve honestly considered returning it but because my son is infatuated with marble runs I’d feel kind of guilty taking it away despite the disappointments of it all.
value: 2 out of 5
educational value: 5 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Marble run by MindWare

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MaryLong2013 - 2 years ago
Fun educational activity!! Seems like user error for people saying it's falling apart or not standing. Ours is literally standing on carpet. This is our second one, we received as a gift. My boys love it, and spend hours playing with these!
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Piece of Junk

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Marc - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
We purchased this for our son. It requires the help of an adult to assemble. Even then it is nearly impossible to assemble, as the pieces do not stay together. I would strongly urge you not to buy this. It’s a piece of junk.
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Debs review

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Deb - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Great product and speedy delivery of the product
educational value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Frustrating toy

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Kim - 2 years ago
Just bought this for our 3 year old and my husband and I have been trying to put this thing together forever now and it just keeps falling apart lol super frustrating for parents of toddlers who just want to play. Not sure why it doesn’t stay together. Thinking about glueing the dumb thing. If you have patience I’d buy it but it definitely triggers some anger management lol
value: 2 out of 5
educational value: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
length of play: 2 out of 5
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Fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mshell0123 - 2 years ago
I have had no problems with the pieces falling apart like others are staring. Works great for us! My sons love playing with this.
length of play: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 4 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
educational value: 4 out of 5
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great fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Marbles run - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Good for learning. Teaches how to build and put together this toy
educational value: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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Not the best

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
JAIME C - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Does not stand up on its own very well. No matter how flat the surface you will still have to hold it so it doesn’t tip over.
length of play: 2 out of 5
educational value: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Marble Run

3 out of 5 stars
Nicole - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Always a fun toy but compared to the old one I had as a kid the “male” pieces that help them stick together and connect are too short making it very fragile and frustrating to build. An adult has to be there holding the tower the whole time or it will fall over. They are maybe only 1/4” and need to be at least double that I’d say to give it some more stability.
educational value: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
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