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The Learning Journey Techno Gears - Marble Mania Accelerator 2.0 Review

  I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. 
I was not paid in any way to write this review.
All opinions are my own.

For those of you who haven't noticed, I've incorporated a Big Kids tab on my page. Know what that means? I'm also going to be using, well use isn't actually the politically correct word, I'm going to be incorporating the help of my brothers with reviews that are relevant to the bigger kids but not quite for me as yet. 

I have two brothers and you've met them before. Kyle is 12 and Mikael who is autistic is 8. They are both annoying brothers and I sometimes wish they were girls. Kristal my big sister is the best! She's amazing!

Now on to my review, or should I say "On to my brother's review!".  No I was right the first time. After all this is my blog! 

The Learning Journey is an amazing website that caters to children of all ages with all educational products. They may look like toys but there are educational values to them. If you don't know about the Learning Journey I would suggest giving them a look over. You'll be able to find the perfect gift for any child there. The Learning Journey believes that Learning is Doing!

They decided to send me, well not really me but my brothers the Techno Gears - Marble Mania Accelerator 2.0 and my 8 year old brother was so excited to start playing that he didn't even give mommy a chance to take great pictures. 

About the Accelerator 2.0:
Kids can use over 400 colorful pieces to create their own thrill ride with the Techno Gears Marble Mania Accelerator 2.0. The automatic marble launcher will propel marbles through the giant marble loop and into a series of twisting and turning roller coaster tracks accompanied by fun roller coaster sounds. 
The set includes multiple channels, 3-D connectors and structures, dual spiral lifters, flashing lights and much more - everything necessary to build and 'accelerate' hundreds of marble run designs. 
Requires three AA batteries (not included) and four button cell batteries (included). 
Colors may vary. 
Ages 8+ years

First I should say that this takes quite some time to set up. Be prepared to spend at least 3hrs getting it all put together. When they say it comes with 400 pieces they weren't kidding. Since my big brother couldn't wait daddy decided to do it on a really nasty Sunday afternoon when it was all raining outdoors. There was nothing to do so what's the best thing to do when there's nothing to do? Start setting it up!

 I even tried helping but daddy said I was getting in the way. How could nice little me be in the way? I could pass the correct parts couldn't I? Well actually I couldn't I was more interested in running away with the pieces. Mikael was able to help out though and daddy said that he did a great job.

Since daddy took so long to get it set up together I fell asleep and didn't get to see it until the very next day.

Now let me tell you all about how the Marble Mania Accelerator works. First we needed three AA batteries which is not included but mommy always keeps batteries on hand so we got lucky. Remember to have batteries on hand when getting it.

The Techno Gears - Marble Mania Accelerator is a roller coaster for marbles and yes the marbles are included. It helps with my brother's Mathematics (reasoning and logic), Scientific (physical processes, experimental) and Thinking/Learning (cause - effect and problem solving) learning processes.

My brother really enjoyed seeing those marbles go. It lights up which got me going really close to see what was going on. There's a little crank that you spin that takes the marbles up and once it does that they just keep going. It's really lots of fun and I really enjoyed it but not as much as Mikael. He played for hours and didn't want to share. He kept pushing me away.

Mommy tried doing a video but her video didn't look as good as the one provided by Learning Journey so we decided to use theirs. This doesn't happen too often. I like using my own pictures and video.

The Learning Journey gets me and my big brother Mikael Thumbs Up not only for being educational but also for being lots of fun!

You can connect with The Learning Journey via their Website, Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Annmarie John
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  1. Growing up I used to have a marble set similar to this and I loved it! Endless hours of fun.

  2. I am definitely sharing! I have many parent friends who would be interested in this post!

  3. I can see the excitement on his face about that racetrack! I love how you write from your daughter's perspective since you're showcasing her opinions about these products. It's a really creative way to write. :)

  4. How fun is that!! A roller coaster for marbles. I am thinking this would make a great gift for my Grandson.

  5. oh my son would LOOOOOOVE this. should totally look into it. his bday is next week xD

  6. How cool! Emalee hasn't really gotten into things like this yet but it is coming I know!

  7. Awesome.. I think my husband would enjoy this more than the kids would.

  8. It is so nice of you to let your brothers do a great review on your site, Madison, even if they are pesky. :)

  9. I think my girls would love it as well.

  10. WOW! I can imagine the time it took to finish it! BUT on the positive side, it was a family game and everyone got to interact and help!

  11. Wow, that does look like a massive effort to put together but really looks like it is worth it. Looks like hours of fun for the little ones when they have to spend some time inside.

  12. Dang, I want to play with that! My techno boy would totally love it!

  13. It looks like a ton of fun! Love the rare older brother (cutie) sighting.

  14. Older brother hit the jackpot. What a cool toy. Looks like a lot of work to assemble.

  15. Oh wow this looks perfect for my son! Christmas is coming, so I will be sending this to Germany to him!

  16. My twin sister was always attracted towards toys like this one (she's a girly one now :P) Looks that kids had great fun!

  17. I bet any kid would love to have it.
    Nothing is like educational toys

  18. Love your big kid tab idea, and this looks like a super fun toy for boys especially! :)

  19. WOW!!! My boys (8 &9 Yrs old) would be in High heaven with that Techno Gears - Marble Mania Accelerator 2.0!! It is amazing and quite educational too!

  20. WOW , it's making me feel like a kid again hahaha
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  21. Well aside from the assembly, this set looks awesome! I had a marble set growing up but looks like they've come a long way. This is definitely something I want to get for my son when he's a bit older!

  22. This toy looks like so much fun! As the mother of an 11-year old boy, I can't tell you how excited I am to learn that your big brothers will be offering up their thoughts from now on too. I am sure I am going to find lots of great ideas for my big guy.

  23. I want one!! OH I mean...the kids. My kids want it. *cough* Haha That looks like a blast

  24. I love your website header - really great! you inspire me to come up with something unique, funny and warm at the same time!

  25. Wow that is quite a set up! It does look like it would take a long time to set up. I probably wouldn't want it moved after putting it together. It looks fun though.

  26. My 6 years old daughter asked me to play the video and she was amazed and wants her own! That's so cool!

  27. What a cool contraption. By biggest concern would be storage, as I live in a modest apartment

  28. I love the building aspect of this game. It gets kids' gears going and makes them think about how everything goes together.

  29. Wow, that's crazy that it took that long! But it makes for a fun project to do with your kids!

  30. Whew! I'm amazed how complex looking it is and seemed you guys assembled it so quickly. Have fun playing!

  31. gears are so fun and educational. thanks for sharing

  32. Wow! What a fabulous toy. My son would love it!!


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