Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set

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The perfect introduction to building toys! Features sturdy plastic gear pieces that snap together and are compatible with all other Gears!Gears!Gears!® building sets. Encourages creativity while building fine motor skills in hands-on construction play.

Includes:

     • 96 pieces (gears, pillars, connectors, cranks, interlocking base plates)
     • Activity guide

Grades: PreK+

Learning Style: Tactile, Visual

Skill Development:

Basic Concepts- 48 uniformly-sized gears in six colors (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple) help students focus their learning on colors- matching, sorting, and identifying.

Fine Motor- As students build, they are strengthening the muscles in their fingers and hands needed for handwriting.
AblePlay Rating
  • Canadian Toy Testing Council Three Star Seal (1997)
  • The Good Toy Guide, Gold Award (1997) – UK
  • Family Fun Toy Winner (1994)
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Toy Award (1994/95)

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3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Colorful (5)
  • Creative (5)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (3), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My four-year-old grandson LOVED this set

My four-year-old grandson LOVED this set but was sometimes frustrated that some of the parts were hard to put together and take apart. And it wasn't just him I had to ask a strong...Read complete review

My four-year-old grandson LOVED this set but was sometimes frustrated that some of the parts were hard to put together and take apart. And it wasn't just him I had to ask a strong man for help in taking a few of them apart. Younger kids should have a great time playing with it if an adult or older child is on hand to help.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tough to put together

I gave this to my 4.5-yr-old son for Christmas. I needed to help him put the green base pieces together (and I had trouble with it - even needed to use pliers for...Read complete review

I gave this to my 4.5-yr-old son for Christmas. I needed to help him put the green base pieces together (and I had trouble with it - even needed to use pliers for one section because it wouldn't pop together!) He immediately filled the first layer with gears, put the crank on and enjoyed spinning all of the pieces together. He didn't want me to build up - I think he liked just the pure flat layer of gears. But after we put it away, he hasn't wanted to play with it since. I think I'll let it sit for a while and will then try to reintroduce it and see if he has renewed interest, but it currently doesn't hold his attention for long. Other kids will likely react differently. I like the idea of this toy - hoping my son starts to like it more later!

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1.0

Bought at a garage sale

By Anne

from Plainfield, lllinois

About Me Educator

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

      I had a gears toy in a previous classroom and was excited to find this set at a garage sale and bring it into my new classroom. When I took the pieces out to test them I was so disappointed to find how difficult they were to put together. The old set I had was very easy to put together but I think it was from a different company. So it's not a total loss, I may put together the green base pieces and put them out with the gears only.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Good Product, Too Difficult to Assemble

      By Laura

      from Shreveport, LA

      About Me Education Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Original
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Assemble

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

        I practiced building with this set before introducing it to my students for the school year. The base pieces especially were difficult, some of them I couldn't even make fit unless I forced them! Taking the pieces apart was difficult, too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Reminds me of my childhood

        By Hilary

        from Kissimmeem FL

        About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Thrifty

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Thought Provoking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

          I received this as a gift to use in my church nursery education program. I played with a toy similar to this when I was 4 and I'm thrilled that my Sunday school kids will have this experience. My mom, who got it for me, thinks asked for it for myself, which is partly true. I love it and I know the kids will too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Grandson loves it!

          By Granny

          from West Virginia

          About Me Grandparent

          Pros

          • Colorful
          • Creative
          • Durable
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play
            • Motor Skills Development
            • Young Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

            Grand kid loved it. Took to it right away. He loves gears. The only complaint I have is there were not enough of the six way axles to build the zig zag stairs pictured on the box. Other than that it is great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Tough to put together

            By Lisa T

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Creative

            Cons

            • Difficult Assembly

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play

            Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

            I gave this to my 4.5-yr-old son for Christmas. I needed to help him put the green base pieces together (and I had trouble with it - even needed to use pliers for one section because it wouldn't pop together!) He immediately filled the first layer with gears, put the crank on and enjoyed spinning all of the pieces together. He didn't want me to build up - I think he liked just the pure flat layer of gears. But after we put it away, he hasn't wanted to play with it since. I think I'll let it sit for a while and will then try to reintroduce it and see if he has renewed interest, but it currently doesn't hold his attention for long. Other kids will likely react differently. I like the idea of this toy - hoping my son starts to like it more later!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product!!!

            By Marg

            from Nashua, NH

            About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Creative
            • Durable
            • Easy To Assemble
            • Excellent Value
            • Fun
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Imaginative Play
              • Motor Skills Development
              • Older Children
              • Special Needs
              • Young Children

              Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

              The product was much more durable than others I've seen on the market. My 3 year old grandson was able to assemble it easily except for the base. The only thing I would suggest changing is adding additional handles/cranks.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              enjoyed by all

              By sandy

              from illinois

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Colorful
              • Creative
              • Durable
              • Easy To Assemble
              • Fun
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

                  Great toy

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  4 stars because of tight fitting pieces

                  By Grandma JO

                  from Modesto, CA

                  About Me Grandparent

                  Pros

                  • Colorful
                  • Creative
                  • Durable
                  • Fun
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Difficult Assembly

                  Best Uses

                  • Imaginative Play

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

                  my grandsons LOVE this however the small pieces are difficult to put together and especially to take apart but i still bought another set for another grandson since he LOVES mine so much!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  adult help needed

                  By adult help needed

                  from north tonawanda, ny

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

                  my son had a blast with this toy although the instructions were very confusing and hard to follow. pieces were not easy to put together for him and i had to help quite a bit. taking them apart was even harder. i had to ask my husband for some strength. all in all good product but a bit frustrating at times

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  My four-year-old grandson LOVED this set

                  By jceceliahoffman

                  from United States

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set:

                  My four-year-old grandson LOVED this set but was sometimes frustrated that some of the parts were hard to put together and take apart. And it wasn't just him I had to ask a strong man for help in taking a few of them apart. Younger kids should have a great time playing with it if an adult or older child is on hand to help.

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