I always say my 10 year old is the hardest to buy for. He is so wrapped up in video games, I don't feel he is using his imagination anymore, or getting the same enjoyment I did out of toys. While browsing Hearthsong I came across the Mega Marble Mania and just knew it would appeal to him.
Since its beginning in 1983, HearthSong has been committed to helping parents follow their instincts to provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings. Hearthsong provides a quality selection of some really unique toys. I love that most of the stuff you find on their site isn't a toy you see in every store you walk into.
The Marble Mania Tower was just what I expected and my son did really enjoy it. I think he enjoyed the Tower as much as he enjoyed spending time building it with Daddy. I have to admit I can't be clear on assembly, because as you know MOST of the time I leave that up to the hubby and this was one of those times. As soon as I seen it included around 430 pieces I excused myself to the shower..lol
Now not that my husband follows instructions well anyhow, but he found it easier to get the "main idea" from the instructions and wing it himself. It was slightly less confusing that way. I'm going to say it took him about an hour to build but was worth it at the end.
I have to say I don't get into things like this myself but it was pretty cool. Dual marble tracks, electronic sound chamber and a spiral track channel are just a few of the features of the Mega Marble Tower. There is even a motorized power lift to bring marbles back to the top! This feature does require One "AA" battery which is not included.
This is a great unique gift for kids 8 and up this Holiday season. Just make sure you have someone around with the patience for building it!
Buy It: Purchase the Mega Marble Mania Tower at Hearthsong for 59.98
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