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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set

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Product Description

Get "little engineers" building! Hands-on construction sets with spinning gears build early STEM skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and perseverance. Includes small, medium and large gears and bases for big, wacky creations and an Activity Guide. Grades 2 and above. Ages 7 and above.

The Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set Features:

  • Create brightly-colored moving masterpieces with easy-to-assemble gears, bases, and connectors

  • Different size gears let you explore gear motions, speeds, and turn ratios

  • Different sized gears add an element of challenge and support critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Supports STEM learning through play

  • 130-piece set includes colorful gears in 3 sizes, springs, chomping teeth, flashing lights, whiskers and glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, and more

Features

  • Create brightly-colored moving masterpieces with easy-to-assemble gears, bases, and connectors
  • Different size gears let you explore gear motions, speeds, and turn ratios
  • Different sized gears add an element of challenge and support critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Supports STEM learning through play
  • 130-piece set includes colorful gears in 3 sizes, springs, chomping teeth, flashing lights, whiskers and glow-in-the-dark eyeballs, and more

Additional Info

929465

2FBE0855

765023010749

3 AA batteries are required (not included)

4.2 pounds

17.8 x 13.2 x 5.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (48)
  • Fun (34)
  • Colorful (20)
  • Easy to assemble (18)
  • Creative (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (27)
  • Young children (22)
  • Motor skills development (13)
  • Creative development (11)
  • Indoor (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (18), Education oriented (10), Parent of two or more children (10), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (26), No (14)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Most Pieces Okay for Younger Children

Santa brought this for my daughter (12 mos). Now she's like a mini Rachel Ray!

She's very young, so I removed the 10-20 pieces with small parts. The...Read complete review

Santa brought this for my daughter (12 mos). Now she's like a mini Rachel Ray!

She's very young, so I removed the 10-20 pieces with small parts. The set is large. There are still a lot of pieces left to play with, which I'm careful she doesn't ever chew.

She likes to sit at her table & pretend with the dishes. We sit on the floor & have great mommy-daughter "moments" stirring in the bowls & pots & talking about what we're cooking. She loves it, & I know she's building vocab & listening skills.

I'm glad this set doesn't look feminine. If my next child's a boy, or if my daughter wants to play house with her male cousins, no problem.

If Santa brings a kitchen next year, she can use these very sturdy plastic dishes with it for years!

One negative--no real storage bin. The box serves as temporary storage. Buy a plastic bin, or get used to little dishes & cutlery all over your house!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Smaller than I thought

This is a really nice set, but not what I expected. I ask grandma to buy it for my girls because I already have several of the Learning Resources play food sets and they...Read complete review

This is a really nice set, but not what I expected. I ask grandma to buy it for my girls because I already have several of the Learning Resources play food sets and they are wonderful. I wanted flatware for my girls to "eat" the food off of and cookware for them to "cook" the food in. So I was very disappointed to open the box and see how small the plates, pots and bowls were. I live in china and I try to avoid buying toys over here my kids might chew on, so we're stuck with plates smaller than our eggs and sandwiches. Read the specs, it's only the dishpan that is a good size-the rest is small.

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5.0

Hours of father/daughter fun

By Shankins

from San Francisco

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

    My daughter is not quite three. I got her this for Christmas because she likes to build and it seemed like it would be good for fine motor skill development.
    So far, she has pulled this off the shelf every day. She enjoyed building towers, rearranging the gears, and figuring out why all the gears are not spinning.
    I have had a great time playing alongside her, making cars, towers, and different building shapes.
    I would have liked to have been able to have gears spin in different planes, but we are both having a great time with this set.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Worthwhile and educational toy!

    By Gigi

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Great Value
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Creative Development
      • Family Time
      • Group Activity
      • Imaginative Play
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

      Recommended Motor-skill toy!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Durable Tape measure for children

      By Nana

      from Holladay, UT

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Great Value
      • Realistic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Good way to learn measuring and numbers and frac
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor
        • Outdoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

        My grandchildren love to measure things. This is one way to learn about inches/ cm and fractions

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Planning on buying more

        By Patricia 13

        from Tennessee

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value
        • Interactive
        • Realistic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Family Time
          • Group Activity
          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor
          • Outdoor
          • Young Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

          Love it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bought at a garage sale

          By Anne

          from Plainfield, lllinois

          About Me Educator

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

              I had a gears toy in a previous classroom and was excited to find this set at a garage sale and bring it into my new classroom. When I took the pieces out to test them I was so disappointed to find how difficult they were to put together. The old set I had was very easy to put together but I think it was from a different company. So it's not a total loss, I may put together the green base pieces and put them out with the gears only.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              4.5 stars for this product

              By Nana of 13

              from Fultonville, New York

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

                Love the Gears, bought for my grandkids and they have all had a great time playing. Even the adults join in the fun. Three kids have played at one time with the biggest argument being not enough cranks and base. That said everyone still loves them.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Good Product, Too Difficult to Assemble

                By Laura

                from Shreveport, LA

                About Me Education Oriented

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Original
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult to Assemble

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

                  I practiced building with this set before introducing it to my students for the school year. The base pieces especially were difficult, some of them I couldn't even make fit unless I forced them! Taking the pieces apart was difficult, too.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Children love fairgrounds

                  By jonny

                  from Petaluma

                  About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Lots of Fun
                  • Original

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Development
                  • Individual Play
                  • Special Needs
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

                  Children love fairgrounds Children love fairgrounds
                  This set features an exciting colourful fairground with a merry-go-round, a big wheel, bumper cars and a roller coaster! This 120-piece set also includes a hand-held motor.
                  Motor requires 2 AA batteries, not included

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Play cookware

                  By Nonna

                  from Harrisburg, PA

                  About Me Grandparents

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright and colorful
                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Nice Quality
                  • Thought Provoking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Children

                    Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

                    Sturdy, bright, and colorful

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Reminds me of my childhood

                    By Hilary

                    from Kissimmeem FL

                    About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Thrifty

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Easy To Play
                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive
                    • Thought Provoking

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adults
                      • Children

                      Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Wacky Factory Building Set:

                      I received this as a gift to use in my church nursery education program. I played with a toy similar to this when I was 4 and I'm thrilled that my Sunday school kids will have this experience. My mom, who got it for me, thinks asked for it for myself, which is partly true. I love it and I know the kids will too.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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