Do you dream of the day when you'll build the world's longest marble run and get yourself into the Guinness Book of Records? Well, the current record stands just shy of 3km, so keep dreaming. In the meantime here's your chance to build a somewhat smaller, but we think equally exciting, wooden Marble Explorer marble run.
This is a great parent & child project to build together during holidays or over a wet weekend. Adults love these kits too, especially those who enjoy hands-on activities. The instructions are easy to follow and everything you need is supplied.
This product was previously named Lift Coaster.
Build your own marble run!
Other hobbies will seem boring after you’ve entered the world of model building. The Marble Explorer is a delight to build and any time you're feeling bored, just crank that handle to watch the marbles do their thing.
Fun & easy to build
Once built, you’re left with an entertaining marble run to share your shelf space for many years. However we think the best part is building it. Whether you simply enjoy hands-on activities or you need a therapeutic break from life, the construction process is a happy balance between keeping you interested without the need of an engineering degree.
No additional tools required
Building your marble run is a snap - literally. Just pop out the parts and either snap them or glue them into place. Some wood glue is supplied, so nothing further is required.
Collect the set
The fun of building your own marble run doesn’t have to stop here. There are more crazy contraptions to add to your collection or to share with others.
What could possibly go wrong?
Building the kit is pretty straight-forward; you remove the parts and then snap or glue them into place. However all model building requires skill. If you’re not careful, you could damage the parts during removal, lose parts or install parts the wrong way round. Some parts are delicate and can get damaged if you apply too much pressure. As with any skill, the more you practice and the more experience you have, the better the result. Take your time and enjoy the journey.
What is the minimum recommend age to build the Marble Explorer?
14 - but builders of this age might need some help. Accuracy is more important with this kit than others, so if a child is building this, we recommend you're around to help out occasionally.
What is the maximum recommend age to build the Marble Explorer?
The kit is designed for all ages, so if you love hands-on activities then don’t let age stop you. It helps if you have steady hands and decent eyesight.
Do all the parts need to be glued?
With this kit, some parts fit snuggly together without glue, while other parts do need to be attached with glue. The instructions indicate when to use glue and a tube of wood glue is included in the kit.
Do the parts need to be sanded?
Sometimes when you remove a part, it comes off with a small burr. On those occasions give the edge a light sanding using the supplied sandpaper.
Is the finished kit fragile?
It should be able to handle the occasional knock, but if it’s dropped from a height then I don’t like your chances.
- Moderate ★★★★☆
- 227 pieces
- Average build time: 5 hours
- 5 wooden sheets
- 10 x metal balls
- Miscellaneous hardware
- Illustrated instructions
- Model number: LG503
- Assembled size: 255 x 229 x 204 mm
- Model weight: 800 grams
- Packaging dimensions:
- Packaged weight: 1.1 kg
- Not a toy - keep out of reach of children under 3.
- Includes small parts that are a potential choking hazard.