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Today I come to you with another amazing review.
Marble Mania Galaxy!!
This is actually my second Marble Mania. The first one I had been called Orbiter. My son and his friend had a blast with it. Well I was lucky enough to work with The Learning Journey International again and my son was THRILLED when he found out we were receiving another marble mania!
This time Jaiden had the pleasure of sharing his Marble Mania with his cousin Larry. The boys were thrilled and excited to the max. Now as I mentioned in my last review, this is mainly a parent project to put together. However, this time the boys helped me by handing my the pieces I needed to put it all together. It took me some time to get it together, a few hours actually. But it was so worth it!
I love the instructions! I know this is weird but they are so easy to follow! In the front the list all the parts and how many you should have of each. And each part has the part number on it which really makes it helpful because some small parts look a like but are different. Everything has pictures and tells you if you need to rotate the marble mania to see where the correct spots are (however I find that I never really have to rotate it)
This is your base for marble mania. The sections that have the red paint are the spot you will be putting the first few pieces. This is important as it is designed to make sure everything is spaced correctly. So when setting everything up you want to make sure these are correct. You can kind of see the blue parts in the back. They are only on the base half way. Once you get the bottom done, building up isn’t that bad! Just time-consuming! hehe
Finally coming together! =) I’m not going to lie… It is time-consuming to put it all together but at the end it’s worth it. The kids have so much fun playing with it. They love how it all works and want to see everything happen. They follow the marbles to see which what they are going to go! So when putting it together I may have been tired and annoyed but it was so worth it when they got to play with it!!!
Marble Mania Galaxy has these awesome light up pieces that turn on with a button. It’s pretty cool! My other marble mania didn’t have these so my son was loving them! He just wanted to keep turning them on!! hehe
There are two piece like this on the marble mania which will change direction of the marble, it can go either right or left at the top and then closer to the bottom there is another piece like this. Now I forgot to take a picture but if you look in the first photo right near where is says ‘8+’ in the bottom right corner there is a gray motor attached to a long orange pipe. When the marble goes in a certain direction it goes through the motor and shoots up through the orange tube. Be on the look out on Instagram as I will make sure I post a video of it for you all to see!!
This isn’t a perfect shot but the boys kept moving and I couldn’t focus the shot like I wanted to. Haha. But here they are playing and having a blast and playing together. It was fun to build for them and they loved watching everything come together!
Now this one glows in the dark and I didn’t get a photo of it but again be sure to check me out on Instagram for follow-up photos! If there is anything you ever want to see on instagram just shoot me a message and I will do my best to get it out there!!
I love The Learning Journey International. Marble Mania is such a fun project for kids. They learn how to build everything and see how it all works. My son and nephew love this and had a blast playing with it.
Now we did come across the issues of where in the world are we putting this bad boy!!! I was NOT taking it apart to put it back together again, hahaha!! So we did have to move somethings around in the boy’s room so it had a home.
When I put together my other Marble Mania I did super glue some of the parts. It made it easier to move around and this way when little ones wanted to play I didn’t have to worry about them pulling parts off or anything falling off. Little ones don’t know to turn the handle gentle and what not so it made it easier by being glued together. =)
I hate to say this… but Christmas is NOT that far away and I hate that i am even saying that but this is a great gift for kids! They love it and it is so much fun. My nephew, my son and I had a blast with this and they continue to have a blast. Don’t worry, when they are sleeping my sister-in-law and I like to play with it to… SHHHH It’s a secret!!!
So be sure to check them out! They have other items besides Marble Mania. I am a huge fan of The Learning Journey International, they really do have some great items for our children!!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.