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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4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

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 (4), Yes (4)

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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!

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        • No

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        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!

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        • 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.

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          • Yes

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          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!

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              • 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

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              • 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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