Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set
Item # LER 9162
Ages 3+
$34.99
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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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Gears! Gears! Gears!® Beginner's Building Set
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Colorful (5)
  • Creative (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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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 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

      Comment on this review

      (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 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

      Comment on this review

      (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 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

        Comment on this review

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

            Great toy

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (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 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

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            adult help needed

            By adult help needed

            from north tonawanda, ny

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 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 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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