Let's face it -- kids grow up, and when they do they put away many of their toys, pass them down to younger siblings, or give them away. It can be a kind of nostalgic moment for parents, watching little ones lose interest in games and toys you once loved together, but it's balanced by the pride we feel when we see kids using more complicated skills and thought processes in play. Enter the Marbleocity Dragon Coaster, available for pre-order now and for immediate purchase later this month. From Marbleocity:
"The Dragon Coaster was inspired by the real wooden roller coaster of the same name, located at Playland in Rye, NY. Marbleocity kits are made of Baltic Birch plywood – a perfect match for this classic wooden roller coaster model.
"The Dragon Coaster is the first in a series of interconnecting modular ‘marble machines.’ Each kit is constructed from laser-cut wooden parts using nothing more than household white glue. The Dragon Coaster consists of over 80 wooden parts and is hand-cranked or (optionally) powered by an electric motor (sold separately)."
The kit comes with a graphic novella that will entertain kids while teaching them basic lessons about physics and energy conservation. And don't worry if 80 separate parts sounds like a bit too much for your little ones (or yourself for that matter) because the instructions are broken down into a series of small steps and procedures that are simple enough for all to enjoy. Make sharing the book and working on the coaster a daily ritual with the end goal an amazing working model as your final reward.
Follow this link to see a short video of the Marbleocity Dragon Coaster in action, and we think you will love it as much as we do!