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Rube Goldberg - The Speeding Car Challenge

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$6.89
WARNING: choking hazard - small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

about this item

Can you use a chicken, a tennis racket and some tires to launch a speeding car? 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 Speeding Car Challenge playset lets kids discover and learn about STEM-based principles of gravity and air pressure to really launch a car! Build the contraption in just the right way, test it, and complete the challenge to trigger an amazing & hilarious chain reaction. Collect and connect all of the Rube Goldberg playsets to create bigger, funnier, and more complex inventions!

* Includes: 1 Base, 1 Helping Hand, 1 Pillow, 1 Basketball, 1 Holder, 1 Pole with Cork, 1 Nest, 1 Chicken, 1 Racket, 1 Support Bar, 1 Spare Tire, 1 Car, 1 Balloon, 1 Egg, 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: 51316803
UPC: 778988645000
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-3126

most recent reviews

Waste of time and money on this piece of plastic junk

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Homeschoolmom 2 months ago
This was a peice of junk. The tire is too light to pull the cork out of the car. The car is too light to hold up to weight on the line. When we pushed down on the line holding the cork in, the car came back onto the platform. A total waste of money. Don't waste it or your time.
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Waste of money

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Disappointed 4 months ago
Waste of money. My sons and I spent forever trying to get it to work. We even added weight to the tires to make it heavier hoping it’d help pull the line and greased the cork to make it easier to pop out. Still didn’t work.see moreof the reviewer's review
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4 out of 5 stars
Mo 5 months ago
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It was challenging and fun. I got 3 of these sets but one of the packages had the little white egg that was missing.
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(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
trdemoulin 8 months ago
verified purchaser
This was fun and my 6 year old had a blast putting it together. I could not get the everything lined up to make the car fly off, however; I'm not the best at projects.see moreof the reviewer's review
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1 out of 5 stars
CaShopper 1 year ago
verified purchaser
I tried and tried. Then my husband tried and tried. It never worked. It seems to be a problem with the cheap manufacturing. The pieces are too light and flimsy to achieve the intended actions. My almost 4 year old loved it nonetheless. He really enjoyed assembling the contraptions and seeing Mom and...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Fun product

(would recommend)
4 out of 5 stars
RR 1 year ago
verified purchaser
Worked well for us once we had it set up correctly, no issues at all. My son liked it a lot and not a bad price. Wish that there were larger and more extensive Rube Goldberga I could buy for him.see moreof the reviewer's review
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Don't bother

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Mominmontville 1 year ago
45 minutes later (not counting the time spent by my child), I have had one successful chain reaction, and even that was done with a little help from my hands. The car is too light, it just goes with the stopper when the stopper is supposed to be pulled out. The helping hand is no help at all, it's...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Don't Waste Your Money

(would not recommend)
1 out of 5 stars
Jenn 1 year ago
I am truly shocked at the good reviews for this product and I can only believe they are faked or bought and paid for. This toy is a fantastic idea but horribly executed. The pieces are cute and brightly colored but somewhat challenging to assemble and it was nearly impossible to achieve the desire...see moreof the reviewer's review
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