Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set

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Take mechanical reasoning skills to the next level by designing and constructing motor-powered vehicles! Features enough pieces (and instructions), to build three exciting models: a race car, an airplane and a repositionable motorcycle. But they’re just ideas! There's no limit to the combinations children will be able to create, while also building perseverance and problem solving skills. Includes a tethered motor, hand control with a forward/backward switch, end connectors, wheels, propeller, glow in the dark stickers, Activity Guide and more. All pieces are compatible with other Gears! Gears! Gears!® sets. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included.

Grades 1+ | Ages 6+

  • Hands-on construction set with spinning gears encourages an early interest in engineering and technology

  • While children put together amazing vehicles, they also build skills like problem solving, perseverance and critical thinking

  • Offers a perfect opportunity to share quality time creating together!

  • Every Gears! creation is a moving experiment! There’s no wrong way to build!

  • This set can be used alone or with other Gears! Gears! Gears! sets
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    Learning ResourcesGears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set
     
    3.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun (7)
    • Colorful (6)
    • Creative (6)
    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to assemble (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative play (6)
    • Motor skills development (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Grandparent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Learning Fun

    This set is a great companion to any Gears set you already have or a first set. The gears can be used to make a race car, an airplane, a motorcycle or anything...Read complete review

    This set is a great companion to any Gears set you already have or a first set. The gears can be used to make a race car, an airplane, a motorcycle or anything your imagination can bring. The set includes a tethered motor, hand control with a forward and backward button, end connectors, wheels, propeller, glow in the dark stickers, and more. Children use problem solving and critical thinking skills as they put together unique vehicles. This hands on set can encourage some early interest in engineering and technology. There is no wrong way to build with Gears! Every creation is unique.
    When we received this set my son wanted to get started right away. We opened up the box and I followed the directions for the motorcycle. I think I did pretty good. My son wanted to change it up and make it a little more simple so he took parts off and made it his own style of motorcycle. He had lots of fun driving it around the house. He did have to follow right behind it because the cord is attached and it is a little short. He did have to be a little careful, because when he would go in reverse he would run over the cord and a few times he would get it wrapped around the wheel. So I guess my only complaint would be the cord. But that is so minimal compared to all the learning and fun he is having with it. This set is for 6 years and up, my son is 5 years old and just needs a little support.

    I received this set in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
    Read more at http://www.arizonamamablog.com/2013/07/learning-resources-gears-gears-gears.html#Xq79PkFvzSg7785x.99

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    Pros and Cons

    I bought these sets as a gift for my two older children (7 & 4 years). While they enjoy playing with the gears, the motorized hand-held remote DOES NOT WORK. Two...Read complete review

    I bought these sets as a gift for my two older children (7 & 4 years). While they enjoy playing with the gears, the motorized hand-held remote DOES NOT WORK. Two of our playsets came with these remotes and both broke within a month of purchase--the gears had been used about 3 times. I called the customer service number and they refused to send two replacements even though two broke...but they sent one replacement. The replacement broke within 10 minutes of use. If you want to get the gears sets, stick with the hand cranked sets and don't pay extra for the motorized sets!!!

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    1.0

    Highly not recommend

    By Anna Scetinina

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Parent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult Instructions
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

        This product come in box with one element missing (to begin with) and thus construction was limited to less options as missing detail was one of key connectors. Battery operated part never moved the machines built - period.... Lots of noise, looks like it is going to move but never a success. It looked very promising but was such a disappointment as a birthday gift, never moved. Instructions poorly drawn. Worst piece I purchased thru Learning Resources ever.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Pros and Cons

        By Cristina

        from Chesapeake VA

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Creative
        • Fun

        Cons

        • Difficult Assembly
        • Easily Broken
        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play
        • Motor Skills Development
        • Older Children

        Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

        I bought these sets as a gift for my two older children (7 & 4 years). While they enjoy playing with the gears, the motorized hand-held remote DOES NOT WORK. Two of our playsets came with these remotes and both broke within a month of purchase--the gears had been used about 3 times. I called the customer service number and they refused to send two replacements even though two broke...but they sent one replacement. The replacement broke within 10 minutes of use. If you want to get the gears sets, stick with the hand cranked sets and don't pay extra for the motorized sets!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        broken before play time

        By robin

        from Ozawkie, KS

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Creative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play

          Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

          The remote broke as soon as our 6 year old grandson started playing with it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Imagination toy

          By Lee

          from Dearborn Mi

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play
            • Motor Skills Development
            • Older Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

            All the products are great and I was very satisfied with the speed in shipping and the quality of the product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            2.0

            Don't judge a book but it's cover

            By Nana

            from Sydney

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Easy To Assemble

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stack Well
            • Flimsy
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play
            • Young Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

            It is colorful, but doesn't assemble well. It comes apart very easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My nephew's favorite new toy

            By Grey Lady

            from Avon, MA

            About Me Favorite Aunt

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Creative
            • Durable
            • Fun
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Difficult Assembly

            Best Uses

            • Imaginative Play

            Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

            This was a Christmas gift for my three year old nephew, Holden. He loves building things, and is starting to get into RC cars. This was THE best gift he received, combining two of his favorite things. He's spent hours with it already. Henry, 1 year old little brother has to be kept away from the smaller parts, but the two love playing with the bigger gears. While a minor complaint, some pieces need a LOT of strength to put together or pull apart, giving even some adults here a problem. Still, a great purchase that I would recommend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            5 year old loves it!

            By Citymom

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Stay At Home Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Imaginative Play
              • Motor Skills Development

              Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

              This toy was a gift for a 5 year old who loves to build things. The motor is an added benefit. His mother says that he loves it. He will enjoy this toy for years, as he gets older he will be able to build it without assistance.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Hours of Fun and Creative Building

              By Second Time Around

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              Pros

              • Creative
              • Educational
              • fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

                  I was so thrilled when we were given the opportunity to receive this fun set free of charge in order to do an honest review on my blog. My son loves to build and play with remote control cars and this set combines to the two!It is so much fun and great for building skills like perseverance, crticial thinking, and problem solving.

                  My son loves to build his own creations as well as use the guide to create an airplane, motorcycle, and car. Once he finishes his creation he then gets to actually move it with the remote control. It can move backwards and forwards and adds hours of entertainment. We love this and we definitely recommend it!

                  **I received the product free of charge in order to do an honest review.**

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Check Out the Motorized On the Move Buil

                  By Bekki

                  from Springfield, IL

                  Pros

                  • Critical Thinking
                  • Problem solving

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Together Play

                    Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

                    So what is so great about this toy?? Well it's just cool! LOL My 13 year old even had fun with it. It's very hands on and we had a blast playing with it together…. the key word here is together!! She is 13 and well you know how teenagers are. They just don't appreciate how wonderful their parents are at that age! It is also great for building problem solving skills and critical thinking. Everything on the toy spins and moves as it goes across the floor and your child is in charge!! They build it and then they drive it! That by itself will build up a child's self esteem.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Learning Fun

                    By Nancy @ Arizona Mama

                    from Glendale, AZ

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • fun
                    • Imaginative
                    • Links To Other Gears
                    • Problem solving

                    Cons

                    • Short cord

                    Best Uses

                    • Imagination
                    • Problem solving

                    Comments about Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized On the Move Building Set:

                    This set is a great companion to any Gears set you already have or a first set. The gears can be used to make a race car, an airplane, a motorcycle or anything your imagination can bring. The set includes a tethered motor, hand control with a forward and backward button, end connectors, wheels, propeller, glow in the dark stickers, and more. Children use problem solving and critical thinking skills as they put together unique vehicles. This hands on set can encourage some early interest in engineering and technology. There is no wrong way to build with Gears! Every creation is unique.
                    When we received this set my son wanted to get started right away. We opened up the box and I followed the directions for the motorcycle. I think I did pretty good. My son wanted to change it up and make it a little more simple so he took parts off and made it his own style of motorcycle. He had lots of fun driving it around the house. He did have to follow right behind it because the cord is attached and it is a little short. He did have to be a little careful, because when he would go in reverse he would run over the cord and a few times he would get it wrapped around the wheel. So I guess my only complaint would be the cord. But that is so minimal compared to all the learning and fun he is having with it. This set is for 6 years and up, my son is 5 years old and just needs a little support.

                    I received this set in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
                    Read more at http://www.arizonamamablog.com/2013/07/learning-resources-gears-gears-gears.html#Xq79PkFvzSg7785x.99

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