Reviewed by David Savage
With twin boys in the house that just love marble runs – building, playing and watching YouTube videos, they were delighted when the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 next generation marble maze arrived from Wicked Uncle. Finding toys that will suit an older child is rather difficult (unless involves electronic gadgets) and Wicked Uncle have a wide variety, easily sortable by age range.
We received the Marble Q-BA-Maze Clever 3 Cube System Starter Box in “Cool Colors” The box contains 36 cubes and 14 marbles. Suitable for age 6 years plus it is an interlocking cube maze that is easy to build, using designs in the box or online or even creating your own.
As mentioned, the box contains 14 metal marbles and 36 cubes in blue, green and clear colours:
- 9 bottom-exit cubes
- 18 single-exit cubes
- 9 double-exit cubes
In the box is also an instruction booklet with instructions to build “Moose”, but other designs can be downloaded from the Q-Ba-Maze website (we have already downloaded “Butterfly”, “Flower” and “T-Rex”.
The cubes go together very easily with their stack or slide system (cubes stack on top of each other or you can slide each cube next to each other locking them into place). With some cubes having a single exit and some double you can create designs and try to guess the marbles path and exit points.
Overall, The Q-Ba-Maze is a fun, easy to assemble and sturdy marble run. It encourages creativity, reading and following instructions and is described as “Part art, part science, all fun!”.
Since we received it, the boys have had hours of fun building the designs and creating their own.
This would make an excellent Christmas present this year for any boy or girl that loves construction toys and marble runs. With other packs also available you can add to it to expand the set and create bigger and better designs.
A fantastic fun and quality toy.
For more information or to buy visit www.wickeduncle.co.uk.