Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab
Smart LabSmart Lab's Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab has 66 mix-and-match pieces to create and test nearly any crazy contraption your child's imagination can conceive. Your child can play the architect, builder, or engineer using the variety of wacky parts, gears, levers, and tracks along the Velcro-like play surface. Kids will learn fundamental physics concepts, such as gravity, momentum, and velocity, and problem solving in a fun and interactive way. The easy-to-read manual includes five course designs to get the experimenting--and fun--off to a start. Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab Vertical play surface that stands 2 feet tall. View larger. Kids Decide How to Play the Game Smart Lab's Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab is different from most games because kids create and design how to play. Kids can mix and match different tracks, gears, and levers to manipulate the rolling ball down the track in a variety of ways. Plenty of Pieces for a Variety of Play The lab contains 66 pieces, each with a unique characteristic or function that makes it fun to play with in any configuration. Pieces range from a toilet, a cleaning machine, gears, and a cup to a zigzag ramp, boot buster, chicken coop, and stunt pig cannon. There are a variety of tracks, stoppers, and steel balls so your child will have plenty of options for creating new games. Easy Assembly Without Adult Help Our tester found the lab easy to assemble and children aged eight and up will have little trouble getting the lab up and running without adult help. The plastic pieces easily snap into place and stick to the board with the Velcro-like system. Simply snap, stick, and play. Five Course Designs Help Kids Get Started The lab includes an easy-to-read instructional booklet featuring five fun and educational course designs of varying complexity. Designs include Pigs in Space, Got Time to Clean?, Having Funnel Yet?, Trash can Tipper!, and Gear up for Fun! Each design follows a number of chain reactions towards an outcome--the successful launching of the stunt pig-loaded rocket launcher! Weird and Wacky Contraption Lab 60 colorful mix-and-match pieces including tracks, ramps, funnels, gears, and more. View larger. The booklet also includes tips and tricks on how to achieve a predicted result. The course designs are easy to build, but a challenge to make work effectively. This teaches valuable lessons on trial and error, problem-solving, and working towards a predicted goal. Kids will be excited and proud knowing their creative changes and adjustments caused the stunt pig to launch. Award-Winning Toy Teaches Fundamentals of Problem Solving Smart Lab's Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab has won multiple awards including the Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award, 2012 Mom's Choice Award, and 2012 Parents' Choice "Recommended" Award for its unique educational approach and versatility. As kids experiment with the different pieces making small adjustments as they go along, they learn problem-solving and gain an understanding of gravity, momentum, and velocity. What's in the Box Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab (66 pieces total): 1 toilet, 1 cleaning machine, 2 gears and cup, 1 zigzag ramp, 1 boot buster, 1 chicken coop, 1 stunt pig cannon, 1 funnel, 4 short tracks, 3 medium tracks, 2 long tracks, 1 wavy track, 2 off-ramps, 24 track clips, 1 steel ball extractor, 4 steel balls, 6 stops, 1 hook-and-loop backer board withstand, and instruction booklet. About SmartLab SmartLab is a leading designer of educational toys for children ages four through 12, focusing on science toys, robotic toys, and arts & craft kits. Based in Bellevue, Washington, SmartLab stands out in the industry by including an informative book with each toy to provide a wealth of information on the given topic. SmartLab believes that kids learn best through hands-on exploration, so that experience is wrapped up in a fun, inventive toy and a cool book. Founded in 2004, SmartLab began with just eight science kits.