Presenting the UGears mechanical Marble Run Chain Hoist model—an exciting combination of art and engineering. The Marble Run Chain Hoist is both a beautiful kinetic sculpture and an intricate toy that teaches as it entertains. This DIY wooden marble run features a chain hoist powered by a hand crank, and a series of tracks, each with its own unique and fun obstacle or element. Turn the handle clockwise to set the machine in motion, and watch as the wooden chain hoist collects and lifts the marbles to the top of the machine, where a 3-way switch distributes them on different tracks. One marble plunges down a chute with a loop-the-loop at the bottom; the next tumbles down the various stages of the cascades, while three others are collected in the accumulator then released down one of three short tracks. All marbles pass through the common tray or collector before returning to the chain hoist to be lifted on their next journey.
The Marble Run Chain Hoist is modular and can be connected to other Marble Run Chain Hoists (2 or 4 models can be connected, in pairs) using special connectors (included). Attach two mechanical Marble Run Chain Hoist models together frontally, or connect four together, both frontally and laterally, for a mini system of hoists and runs.
Everything you need for this fun DIY project comes right in the box, including pre-cut wooden boards, 10 marbles, wax, and sandpaper (for optimal gear function). Each Ugears model kit, 3D puzzle, or brain teaser comes with a set of detailed, illustrated instructions in 11 languages. The Marble Run Chain Hoist has 400 pieces, is rated "Medium" level, and has an estimated assembly time of 7 hours.
You and your family will have hours of fun constructing this DIY kit together, without the need for glue or special tools. Just snap the wooden pieces out of their laser pre-cut boards, then snap them together and watch your marble run take shape. Our high-quality precision laser-cut pieces are made from natural wood composites, have a wonderful smell, and fit together snugly. If you break a piece during the build, no problem! Ugears models each come with a few spare parts, and if it's a unique piece that's damaged or broken, just contact our customer service and we will gladly send you a replacement part free of charge! Free replacement parts—just part of Ugears' commitment to customer service.
Looking for a unique gift for a home or office? The Marble Run Chain Hoist is an engaging way to relax your mind before going back to the task at hand, whether that's tidying your desk, sending out an email, or getting ready for your next zoom call. Everyone enjoys watching marbles pass through an intricate machine—it's just part of human nature! Perhaps there are some children in your life who would be delighted to help build this model and watch the marbles loop-the-loop, trickle-down a counterweighted cascade, or take any of several other paths as they work their way to the bottom. The Marble Run Chain Hoist is a fun, unique gift idea for just about anyone in your life—for birthdays, holidays, any occasion, or no occasion.
Let the good times roll!
Model Size: 10.6 x 12.0 x 10.6 in
Package size: 14.9 x 6.7 x 1.3 in
Number of parts: 400
Assembly Time: 7 hours
Recommended Age: 14+