What is it
VARIS Marble Run is a wooden construction set that can be assembled in countless combinations. Once built, children can challenge one another by racing the marbles through their marble run!
Varis Marble Run basic set is compatible with other Varis Marble Run sets.
What our team of testers said
"I love playing the building game and seeng the marble run." - Girl aged 6
"It's really fun." - Girl aged 7
- Encourages problem solving through trial and error
- Develops logical thinking and concentration
- Fosters curiosity in science
What our experts think
Our testers loved building their run and testing it out, seeing what route the marbles took – and how fast they would go! This is a good opportunity for children to experiment with forces and encourages them to exercise their curiosity by trying out different designs and seeing what happens. We found that this also required a lot of problem solving!
We did find that the blocks were quite tricky to get lined up and moved quite easily when the marble rolled through, as there is nothing holding them together. The younger children found this particularly frustrating. There wasn’t a book of instructions to get the kids started but we found this really gave them the opportunity to think outside of the box; if they are struggling, an adult might want to suggest a basic model (using the pictures on the back box as a guide).
- RRP: £39.90
- Brands: Varis Toys
- Dimensions: 4,3x34x32,5
- Material: Hardwood birch, zuelch colours
- Key Features:
- No batteries required
- Environmentally friendly
- Toy Types: Construction toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Design & technology
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world