KEVA Contraptions 200 Plank Set

KEVA Contraptions 200 Plank Set is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 174.
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Take hands-on learning to the next level with KEVA Contraptions! Create intricate, tunnels, towers, ramps and chutes with this interactive STEM tool! ...read more

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Take hands-on learning to the next level with KEVA Contraptions! Create intricate, tunnels, towers, ramps and chutes with this interactive STEM tool! No glue, no connectors, just simple stacking and the laws of gravity. Each Contraptions construction set comes with 200 high-precision KEVA planks and two specially designed bouncy balls that are lightweight for maximum action! The detailed guide book shows you the steps needed to build numerous clever builds and is loaded with dozens of full-color photos, ideas and inventing tips. As you build, learn the principals of slope, velocity, force, momentum and balance. The "bounce" of the ball provides some of the most surprising moves—make it twist, bump, hop and stop. Projects vary in difficultly, making it suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. Once you've mastered the suggested builds, use your imagination to create your own! KEVA Contraptions is an inspiration to future engineers, architects and designers and provides an amazing array of creative possibility.

• Learn the basics of physics and engineering
• Strengthens analytical skills, resilience and creativity
• Guide book is loaded with instructions, photos, ideas and tips
• Includes 200 durable planks and two specially designed KEVA balls
• Simple, high-quality materials for countless hours of fun

Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up

Item Number:

44156

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD

This toy is a small ball. Not for children under 3 years.

Product Specs

  • Brand: MindWare
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up

Award Winner

  • Disney FamilyFun Toy of the Year Award Disney FamilyFun Magazine asks both parents and children to thoroughly evaluate each toy they test. Only toys that prove they are a good value, durable and fun are selected to be a Toy of the Year.
  • Major Fun Award The Major FUN Award goes to games that make people laugh, are original, flexible and easy to adapt, are well-made, durable and easily stored, and are easy to understand and teach. Award winners are selected during monthly gatherings attended by a collection of game-players and the winning games are reviewed by Major FUN himself.
  • Parenting for High Potential Recommended Award Organized by the National Association for Gifted Children, this annual toy review is conducted by pre-K to Grade 8 students who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fun Grandson found some frustration when things collapsed when almost done. His father noted that all the boiat d's are not of equal thickness thus causing some imbalance and collapse. Love the creativity.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty to build with My two grandsons love them! They are 8 and 5. They love to build dinosaur pens for their toy dinosaurs. The boards stack easily and there are plenty in the 200 box set. My only negative is that they didn't seem as solid as the ones they play with at the public library. Those seemed heavier...maybe different for commercial use? In any case, the boys love them and it encourages imaginative play, so I'm a happy grandma.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simple blocks for complex brains The kids love them. In an age of digital dependence, it is encouraging to see my 6 and 8 year old kids building and stacking their ideas into reality. I should have bought one for each because they fight over who gets to use them. Also, the demolition is fantastic!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Challenging building Purchased this set for 6+ grandson who is into advanced Legos as an alternative to those - he immediately started building a long chute for the ball to descend. I wish there was a way the planks could lock together as to not be so flimsy but that is just part of the overall design....a version with planks that could interlock would be even better and not require such steady hands and people to hold their breath!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from challenging keeps attention purchased this for grand kids friends because my grandsons love them. Altho they play with legos a lot, these are demanding and challenging to build and teach balance and basic physics . The 7 year old boys all love them. Look so simple! can keep them interested for long time. They enjoy building together or home alone. Great gift Can add to sets, as I have done
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous that allows for play of all types! My children were both skeptical about the set, and only warmed up when I demonstrated a ball track. It was easy to create a simple ball track, which then drew everyone in. Since then, both kids have been experimenting with the planks for hours. Neighborhood kids were also drawn in and were quickly trying out ideas, testing them, and then re-designing their set. It does take patience and precision but the rewards are awesome. I highly recommend this set!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8 year old daughter loves them! She's basically obsessed with them. I think we'll be getting an expansion pack soon.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands-down favorite construction toy Do not hesitate to buy Keva planks! They are by far the favorite of all construction toys my two boys have tried. Their simplicity allows for unending creativity and problem solving. I am continually amazed at the variety of creations they make- from marble runs, pinball machines, towers, 2-dimensional pictures, corrals for toy animals, bridges, buildings, trains and train tracks, roads, etc. We have had ours for years and they are still in great shape and used often by both my 6 and 11 year old. The more planks the better, but if unsure, 200 is a good starter set. I prefer the heft and feel of the maple planks over the pine but still haven't decided if it is worth the difference in cost between the two or whether the weight difference affects stability. If money were no object, I would order only the maple, but so far am happy with the pine.
Date published: 2016-01-06
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