Marbleocity Mini Coaster
Ages 9+. Takes 1-2 hours to build. Finished measures 6" tall.
Build your own working roller coaster model made of real wood! The Mini Coaster is full of dips and turns with some engineering and physics thrown in - so once you build your coaster, you can run marbles through it! The assembly instructions feature a graphic novel with the Tinkineer cast of characters - Kelvin, Joule, Newt and friends - to communicate meaningful STEM concepts in an engaging format. It's a fun way to learn about roller coaster design and conservation of energy while making an awesome kinetic sculpture! The Mini Coaster takes approximately one to two hours to build, and measures 6" when finished.
Build a working desktop marble coaster out of wood! Each kit comes with dozens of pre-cut wooden pieces, metal axles, a motor, and marbles. Follow the detailed instructions to create the marble run piece-by-piece using household glue, then turn it on and watch the marbles fly. Coasters feature jumps, inclines, ramps, lifts, and more, mesmerizingly illustrating roller-coaster design and physics. Kits come with a "Tinkineer Graphic Novel" which follows a cast of characters (representing physical concepts) who help explain the scientific side of coaster-building.