First of all, the Techno Gears Marble Mania Construction Sets are amazing! There are a TON of different ones, some a little bit harder, some easier, but all really awesome and fun to build! We received the Alpha set, which is one of the newer sets. Here's the scoop:
The new Alpha set of the Tech Series of Techno Gears Marble Mania will allow your builders to construct a cool marble run. With over 300 pieces including a power lifter, dual marble tracks, electronic light and sound module and spiral tracks, Techno Gears Marble Mania Alpha will keep your young architect busy creating exciting working and moving creations. Requires one AA battery (not included) and three button cell batteries (included). Ages 8+ years
This is the perfect starter set for your little builder! Mine is not quite 8 yet, he will be in a few months, and this has been a really good set for him. He is determined to do it on his own, and besides from asking daddy for help a couple of times, he has done a really great job of working on this set! He's still not completely finished, but he's getting there! Anytime I try to offer help, he says no way, so I guess he's just going to take his sweet time and finish it on his own!
I really like this set, the pieces are all clearly labeled and the directions are easy for a little guy to follow, but still give him plenty of a challenge. The set as a whole is well made, and the pieces feel durable, not flimsy. If you have a builder in your house, I would highly recommend this set, or a similar set. The Learning Journey has tons of different ones so you can pick just the right set! To check them out for yourself, CLICK HERE! Oh, and make sure to follow The Learning Journey International on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest news, deals, products and promotions! Oh, and one more thing! Check out this great video below to see the Alpha Construction Set in action- you're gonna love it!