Galt Toys Marble Run – 30 Pieces
What we think
Value - 7
Durability - 5
Longevity - 6
Good set for young children
We found this set to be good for young children aged 3 to 6 but older children will quickly get bored.
Galt Toys has been making plastic marble runs for longer than any of course care to remember or admit and chances are if you played with a marble run when you were a child it was a Galt Toys one. The fact that they are still around today is a testament to the ability of a simple marble run to enthrall and entertain children from one generation to the next.
This 30 piece marble run is a great introduction for your child to the world of marble runs and is recommended for children aged 4 to 8. It allows them to get started quickly and has enough pieces for them to start constructing their own sets as they gain confidence. Included are chutes, drops and curves that send the six glass marbles flying down the marble run.
Although the marble run in the video below isn’t a Galt Marble Run, the parts are very similar and you can see the ease at which the young child is able to build up a fairly impressive structure. Marble Runs like this 30 piece Galt Marble Run help with many aspects of child development like problem solving, motor skills, patience and forward planning.
Many parents have reviewed this product and the reception has been mixed but tended towards the positive. Most parents are saying they are impressed with the sturdiness of the marble run when it is constructed but most people agree that it’s not something that works well on the carpet so a hard surface is recommended. A few parents also note that they feel the build quality has reduced from previous versions and the slightest knock can send the structure falling. This might be something to note if your child likes to play rough sometimes and it may be worth checking out some of Quercetti’s marble runs as they have a reputation for building stronger connections.
If your child can’t stop playing with this marble run, the great thing about Galt Toys is that their marble run kits can be extended easily by simply buying a new set. As your child wants to build bigger and better marble runs you can purchase larger sets which give them the flexibility to come up with some pretty amazing structures.