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Keva Contraptions - 200 Plank Set

  Keva Contraptions - 200 Plank Set
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How many structures can you build with the 200 planks in Contraptions?

Construct tracks, tunnels, funnels, ramps and chutes. Bring your creations and innovations to life when you set the ball rolling!

A skill developing set for sure! Kids build using trial and error and gain understanding of physics and engineering concepts. The equally sized planks seem simple to stack, but complex logic is required to complete a working ball track. Kids use fine motor skills to ensure their creations maintain balance and structural stability.

No glue or connectors are needed, only simple stacking and gravity. If you reach an impasse in completing your contraption, the 18-page Idea Book will help. Two hundred pine planks and two balls offer endless contraption-making fun!

Contraptions – 200 Plank Set
  • Use 200 planks and two balls to create marble runs and clever contraptions
  • Challenging building fun that's right on track & full of action
  • Develops fine motor skills, logic, understandings of physics and engineering concepts
  • Create tracks, ramps, tunnels, chutes & contraptions with the 200 pine planks
  • Enclosed 18 page Idea Book assists in refining and extending projects
  • Includes 200 planks, 2 lightweight balls, Idea Book
  • No glue or connectors - just loads of constructive fun

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 7 years of age.

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      UPC 736970441566
      Manufacturer SKU 44156W
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 3/12/2012
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 7 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #2058
      Pieces 200

    Total Customer Reviews: 17
    Average Customer Rating: 4.82 (site average 4.56)
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    plank set
    Posted 12/29/2014

    I liked that my 3 boys ages 5-14 plus their dad can build and make it work/do what they built it for. Good for fine motor and prib solving...and working together. We liked that it involved science, I liked the wood/natural feel.

    Rating: 4
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    Product review of Keva Contraptions - 200 Plank Set
    Posted 10/15/2014 by Angelina Douglas

    Our 6-year-old son has played incessantly with these contraptions. The guide book shows him exactly how each piece of the "maze" should be built. He has learned many concepts of physics, including how much of a slant is needed to slide the ball in the direction desired, how careful he needs to be with each fragile construction, and can show us where the ball will slide based on characteristics of the chutes. It truly does show that play and simple wood blocks (with some help from the self-directed guide book) are a young child's interest! These are wonderful for self-direction or interactive learning/play.

    Rating: 5
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    Even Odd Steven
    Posted 7/25/2014 by RUSTIE M WELCH

    Great family game. We have had several laughs playing together.

    Rating: 4
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    Review of Keva Contraptions - 200 Plank Set
    Posted 3/11/2014 by Kara Rappolt

    I love these simple contraptions! My 8 year olds have a set for indoor recess at school and I finally bought a set for home. More than I would usually pay for a toy/a box of pine planks, but it is so worth the price. Love the direction booklet with ideas to build and love the very sturdy box. My 3 year old can also create towers, roads, ramps with this set. Awesome! We had a sleepover with 5 boys and instead of Wii, and after outdoor play,they played contraptions for 2 hours. 5 eight year olds. That is a nice surprise!

    Rating: 5
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    Keva Planks
    Posted 1/28/2014 by Michelle Schroeder

    My sons enjoy this toy. It encourages creativity and problem-solving. I love listening to their discussions about how to make their contraptions better, more effective, faster, etc. An excellent toy!

    Rating: 4
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