This marble run is suitable for younger children aged 4 to 8 years due to the more simplistic nature of the pieces. The transparent plastic tubes mean you get to see the path of the marble without there being any danger of them flying off and getting lost under the couch. Some parents have mentioned that for younger children you will need to assist them in the beginning to construct the kit but once they are confident with how it fits together they will be up and running in no time.
There are a variety of pieces such as spinning wheels, chutes, drops and tubes which send the nine glass marbles blazing down the run. Basic physics can be observed as the marbles need momentum to get from the top to the bottom so the right inclines are required. The variety of pieces means that your child can also experiment with creating their own marble runs. This run is also sturdy enough to send many marbles down at once although it can’t accommodate the larger, heavier types of marbles.
Quercetti has been making marble runs for over 60 years and are recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of plastic marble runs, in many ways thanks to their decision to produce their toys in Italy rather than in China. This makes their marble runs more durable, stable and secure than cheaper options and they won’t easily break if your child likes to play rough sometimes thanks to the pliable plastic which allows for some twist. That said, some parents have raised concerns about the stability of this marble run as you build higher as the bases are not all that wide. For best results build the marble run on a table or hard floor.
The video below shows an example of how your Quercetti transparent marble run could look – it even provides entertainment for cats!
This marble run is great for younger children but if you are looking for something a little more complex, consider the Quercetti Vortis runs which have more complex parts and are aimed at older children.