Marble Run Spiral Hoist model kit
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The Marble Run Spiral Hoist is the fourth model in the collection of fascinating DIY wooden mechanical marble runs. The hoist has two types of rails to speed the ascent: the main spiral rails and vertical rails. Turn the crank to lift the coloured glass marbles upwards [one marble rises per nine revolutions of the winding crank] to the three-marble storage up top. From there the marbles begin their downhill runs through exciting elements: a high-speed slide, a vertical snake and a mountain river.
Our team of designers created the Marble Run Spiral Hoist and our three other marble runs [Chain Hoist, Stepped Hoist and Tiered Hoist] as fantastic stand-alones, but also as modular elements able to be connected together into a super Marble Run! You can connect any two or four marble runs together with special connectors [included in each kit] for a giant marble amusement park, with a variety of soaring lifts and obstacles to overcome on the descent. The escapement at the end of each set can send the marbles back to the original hoist, to the adjacent marble run, or alternating between the two [you control this with a special weighted switch].
There's something mesmerizing about marble runs. Kids and adults can get lost for hours watching the motions of these magical machines, and the Marble Run Spiral Hoist promises endless entertainment for all ages. Discover your inner engineer as you build this engaging 3D mechanical puzzle. If you're up for a challenge, why not assemble all four marble runs and quadruple the fun? You can leave the model in its attractive natural wood state or unleash your inner artist by painting the models in different colours.
This model will become a conversation piece in your office or home and provide a fun diversion for your family members, friends and acquaintances. The Marble Run Spiral Hoist makes a great gift, either as a DIY kit or as an exciting toy you've lovingly built with your own hands.
|Number of parts||266|
|Assembly time||6 hours|
|Model size||28.5 x 26.3 x 27.6cm|