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Rube Goldberg - The Garden Challenge

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$8.99
WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Can you use a sidewalk sign, a worm and a pool cue to water a plant? The Rube Goldberg playsets from Wonderology are inspired by the famous American cartoonist & inventor, best known for his hilarious and complex contraptions devised to perform simple tasks. The Rube Goldberg Garden Challenge playset lets kids discover and learn about STEM-based principles of buoyancy and pulley systems to make the flower grow! Build the contraption in just the right way, test it, and complete the challenge to trigger an amazing and hilarious chain reaction. Collect and connect all of the Rube Goldberg playsets to create bigger, funnier, and more complex inventions!

* Includes: 1 Cage, 1 Cage Stand, 1 Pole, 1 Cage Door/ Weight, 1 Gutter Pipe, 1 Helping Hand, 1 Bird, 1 Sidewalk Sign, 1 Watering Can, 1 Watering Can Lid, 1 Flower Pot, 1 Flower, 1 Life Boat, 1 Cabinet, 1 Pool Ball, 1 Basketball, 1 Tennis Ball, 1 Worm, 1 Ramp, 1 Instruction Guide
Material: Plastic, metal
Includes: Instruction guide
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
CPSC Choking Hazard Warnings: Choking_hazard_small_parts
Power Source: Non-powered
Grade Level: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Number of Players: 1 or More Players
Educational Focus: Science
TCIN: 51316821
UPC: 778988649909
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-3130

most recent reviews

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
JG 3 months ago
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Incredibly poorly made. We could not make it work, after hours of trying. Super disappointing! We returned it.
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DO NOT BUY

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
ASH 8 months ago
Why didn't I trust the awful reviews? We purchased two Rube Goldberg kids. They were useless. They do not complete the task. And while I see the humor in a Rube Goldberg machine NOT working, the same should not be the case for a purchased toy. These were easy for my 8 year old to assemble but very d...see moreof the reviewer's review
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(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Heather 1 year ago
Both children and adults worked on getting this chain reaction to work, with no success. The quality reminds me of a McDonald's happy meal toy - the balls aren't heavy enough to make the reactions happen, the worm NEVER hooked the bird, not even when that part of the experiment was isolated (again,...see moreof the reviewer's review
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This kit was frustrating, but has great potential

(would recommend)
3 out of 5 stars
Tracy E 1 year ago
(We received this kit for our honest review. It was used during a boy's activity club meeting. They assembled and worked with it. The review is based on their experiences.) We had the boy's activity club assemble the Garden Challenge. We found this kit to be the most frustrating of the four kits we...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Great Family Time

(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
Caseybrian12 1 year ago
I am a mom of 5 and always looking for things to keep these kids busy. As a family we enjoy doing puzzles, which in my mind this is kinda like a 4D puzzle. Between the 5 of us, we figured out exactly how to get it together. Starting out we had a few issues with getting the flower to grow, because w...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Excellent Problem Solving Toy

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
laborders2000 1 year ago
I am an educator and a mom. Today I want my kids and students to have toys that make them wonder and have curiosity at first sight. When we got this Rube Goldberg: The Garden Challenge they just could not wait to unpack the contents and get to tinkering. As I sat and watched not only my personal...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Perfect STEM toy to teach your child how to focus on a task at hand

(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
Jilly 1 year ago
I received a complimentary Goldberg Garden Challenge playset from Spin Master to review with my 10 year old son. Last week, my son came home from school and told me all about an inventor named Rube Goldberg that he learned about in class. Then his teacher divided the students into 4 groups to work...see moreof the reviewer's review
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STEM toys for everyone in the family

(would recommend)
5 out of 5 stars
MomofFOURkiddos 1 year ago
I received this as a product tester and was so excited because my kids attend a STEM school and love Rube Goldberg. This toy line got them super excited. They worked on the toy for about 1 hour and had to make a few adjustments with the worm and watering can and spilled water a few times which was p...see moreof the reviewer's review
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