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KEVA Contraptions 400 Plank Set

KEVA Contraptions 400 Plank Set is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19.
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Young thinkers can build unbelievable ball track structures with this simple stacking plank system. Create ramps, funnels, chutes and crazy contraptio ...read more

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Young thinkers can build unbelievable ball track structures with this simple stacking plank system. Create ramps, funnels, chutes and crazy contraptions like the "Black Hole" and "Bounce Plate." Then find out if the ball rolls as expected. Fostering unlimited creativity and experimentation, KEVA planks build an early understanding of proportion and balance, while teaching basic principles of physics and engineering. No glue, no connectors-just loads of constructive fun! Includes 400 identical wooden planks, 2 specially designed lightweight balls for maximum action and an 18-page idea book with project photos and quick-start instructions. KEVA Contraptions planks are made from solid, unfinished pine. KEVA products support STEM education.

Age Recommendation: Ages 7 and up

Item Number:

54072

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD

Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 Years.

Product Specs

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

Award Winner

  • 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift Bought this as a gift for my seven-year-old grandson for his birthday he has not put it down he plays with it everyday takes it everywhere he goes he loves it it was a great gift I would recommend it to anyone he takes it camping he takes it to his cousin's house to play with his 13 year old cousin and they love it.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I was hoping for an open ended game, my VERY advanced 5&6 year olds who are obsessed with creating and building, could work into over the next few years. I bought the largest set that was said to include, tracks, tunnels, bridges etc. Upon opening this game I found hundreds of planks, all the same size, all of which need to be balanced upon each other, all of which need to be used in an environment void of any movement or the structures completely topple. It came with a small booklet with distant pictures showing what tunnels, tracks, bridges etc. could look like- but no instructions and or images of how one could attempt building them. They are building with them- homes of their own and walls etc. that they are incorporating into open ended play- but it’ll be at least 4-5 years and will require a seperate building table and space before they can use them in the way they are designed to be used. HORRIBLY DECEPTIVE AND MISLEADING DESCRIPTION - ABSOLUTELY NOT AGE APPROPRIATE UNTIL 10 and up in my teacher/ mom opinion
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for after school program The kids love this and engineer all kinds of cool stuff. Some included in the instructions and some of their own imagination.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy happy My 8, 10, and 12 year olds will play with these for hours. I am happy to see them using their minds and not just setting infront of a video game or TV with a glazed look on their faces.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of fun! 10 year old daughter received it for Christmas and loves it. Her 14 year old brother uses it as well. Great purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Building Toy Wow. I really cannot understand the reviews in which people complain that there is nothing to hold the planks together. That is the point of these blocks. They stay 'together' by balance and gravity. My kids ages 7 - 12 love these. They have over 500 and are asking for more so that they can build bigger structures. They have built tunnels and ramps, which work very well with the ball, and they have built towers, houses, stairs, a robot, a train, and who knows what else. The structures stay in place for hours, days or weeks, until someone decides to knock them down (which, by the way, is half the fun). They use them with Playmobil and Breyer Horses and any toy that can use a wall, building, or ramp. These are certainly different than Legos or Lincoln Logs - nothing holds them together, so you have to stack them carefully so that they balance. Go to the Keva or Kapla website and you will see how to use them; then decide if they are something your own child would enjoy. If you use them properly, you can certainly create structures that work well as ramps and tunnels, and that are very sturdy. I have seen my kids do it with my own eyes. ;)
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bleggth this set is horrible the blocks take hours to set up and it falls down when you drop the ball.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My 8 yo son likes it a lot but I was very surprised to see that this is just 400 pieces of rectangular wood - no fittings. Putting this together relies on gravity soley so your child needs to be more on the patient side, personality-wise. Also, $90 for little pieces of wood - ugh.
Date published: 2014-01-18
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