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Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building Set

Encourage critical thinking and problem solving with this colourful construction set
Encourages creative thinking as children build a space-themed world
Set will help develop fine motor skills as young learners piece the cogs and gears together
Helps the understanding of cause and effect
Provides hands-on learning and play possibilities
Colourful building set supports STEM learning
Completed creations will spin with a twist of just one gear handle
Pieces will mix and match to create endless combination, preventing boredom
Ideal for solo or group activity
Set of 77 pieces includes:
sturdy plastic gears
base pieces
astronaut figures
plastic spaceships
planets, including the sun
sheet of space themed stickers
Features multilingual packaging and instructions
Suitable 4 Years Plus

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Price £46.50 Available online www.learningresources.co.uk

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Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building Set Reviews

Product Tested By Jennifer Derry – Chelsea 7 Years

Jennifer Awarded The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building set 5/5

On unboxing it looks exciting and interesting Chelsea couldn’t wait to build and play. It’s a brill concept . Space is such an interesting topic of exploration and play. The instructions are clear , informative and easy to follow. The pieces are tactile and large enough to hold and piece together. They are just the right size for small hands to keep hold of. Chelsea did have a little help from her brother when piecing together which he also enjoyed doing so. I think the more they play with the pieces the easier it will be to put them together. We all liked looking at the planets and moving all the pieces, Chelsea really liked the spacemen and rockets too. Chelsea has always loved space, even wants to be an astronomer when she’s older. She was so engaged with this toy and it was lovely to watch we will really enjoy adding sets to this toy. The way the gears turned and moved the planets was lovely and it really thrilled all my children . They all wanted to have a go and move all the solar system about. It was nice to see them discuss the solar system with each other and ask questions. Chelsea moved all the items about she created her own planet Chelsea which was a tower with the sun on top with a spaceman and a rocket vehicle so they could explore. I do agree that it did encourage creative thinking. Chelsea asked a lot of questions when playing and it really stretched her imagination. I do believe it helps improve fine motor skills. The piecing together of the parts and the thought of what to build and where to place the planets etc is brilliant to learn by. I do believe this building set supports STEM learning this set helps with knowledge and building skills , imagination and also communicating skills by asking questions. This set strangely kept the whole family entertained for a whole evening. We all discussed the planets and their roles and the exploration by the astronauts. This set is proudly now sitting in our playroom and Chelsea likes moving the pieces each day after school. Chelsea actually plays with this set most days and has asked for extra add Ons to go with it which I’m really happy about. Chelsea took this to a school project day and all the children in her class wanted one to play with . She had massive fun showing the space system. She predominantly plays with the set in her playroom and has it proudly on display. Chelsea has played with family members, class pupils and her grandparents have even been shown around space. Chelsea liked everything but she loved the addition of the astronaut who could explore in his rocket. She also loved the stickers included. I liked how well made it is. I love that’s it’s educational, it’s fabulous that the pieces move with the gears. The age suitability is brilliant even her younger friends/ family members were interested so we’re her older siblings. I do believe it would be educational in schools. It would be a great topic of conversation and all the pupils would love learning about the solar system. I believe pupils would enjoy piecing the gears together and watching the parts move whilst learning about space. It would be a really good lesson. I do believe it’s value for money. Chelsea already wants extra sets to build and explore. It’s well made and educational and my kids love it a lot. The quality is outstanding. Every piece is well made. It’s going to last a long time. Each piece is sturdy and doesn’t look easily breakable like some toys on the market. I definitely would buy this set again and already plan on buying more sets as gifts. I actually have recommended the gears set to a few people including Chelsea’s class teacher. A few have said they would check the range out and possibly make a purchase. I actually can’t score it less if honest. It’s so well made and enjoyable to build and use. I love that it kept my kids engaged for hours one evening. And watching Chelsea move the parts was lovely and she is still enjoying playing each day. This has been the best item review so far that we’ve been given and I thank you got the opportunity so much. It’s been fun and very educational for the children it’s kept them entertained and made them all think about space and what’s in the sky at night. It was lovely watching them help each other read instructions and build the pieces then play with them. Again thank you for giving us this item to review we really appreciated being chosen. Jennifer Derry – Chelsea 7 Years

Product Tested By Phillipa Hunt – Zoe 6 Years

Phillipa Awarded The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building set 5/5

Really smart box, looks like an educational toy. Really liked the connections and how the gears make the cogs move – my kids enjoyed making different ensembles. Instructions clear and precise. Very easy to hold and use, to place the cogs and turn the gears. Super easy to use and play with quickly! My daughter did enjoy building her own solar system and found it really enjoyable. It provoked questions about our solar system and planets. This is really well designed, very clear. My daughter loved the fae the planets spin with just one gear handle. My children made taller towers and different cog designs. This does encourage creative thinking, getting children to think of their own ideas. Some fiddly bits in putting together the cogs which will improve fine motor skills. This does support STEM Learning and it makes science part of play. It kept my daughter entertained for short periods. She would play with this 2-3 times in a week. This was set up in the playroom. She did enjoy playing this with her older sister. She loved turning the gears and making it all move. I liked the sturdiness of the box! I know it sounds ridiculous but I can tell it will last, it won’t fall apart so we can pack it away and get it out over and over without ruining the packaging. The age suitability was good for my 6 year old. I think it would be great in EYFS! Perfect for building and promoting STEM in schools. Very good value as it is a toy that will last. Really well made, not flimsy at all. I would buy this as I think it makes a great gift. I would recommend because it’s an educational toy which is well made! It’s a quality toy which is really enjoyable to play with! This is well made, promotes STEM and easy to play with straight away. Phillipa Hunt – Zoe 6 Years

Product Tested By Hayley Topley – Alexander 4 Years

Hayley Awarded The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building set 4.4/5

Great packaging showing the finished product, so able to see what to expect. The concept of linking elements together and affecting them with the gear/cog mechanisms is novel and brilliant. As adults we managed to follow the pictorial instructions alright, but maybe some extra pictures or some text alongside may have helped a little. .Xander had no trouble in the handling of the pieces or addition of stickers. Just some fiddly parts to put together for him, but with a little help he worked it out Some of the smaller elements he found more fiddly, but with work and patience managed them ok. Xander loved getting to build his own solar system and talking about it as he went along. He did enjoy finding out about the Solar system. We discussed our planet along with others and the sun and moon as we built together. He enjoyed seeing the cause and effect of making the whole thing move with one simple handle.As yet he hasn’t created his own, but he has deconstructed and reconstructed some parts from memory. He mentioned putting parts in other places, and we’ve encouraged him to rebuild it in any way he’d like to try, so the creative thinking process is there and he just needs to give it a go with more encouragement and direction to begin with now. I think so yes it has helped with fine motor skills, as he needed to try harder with the more fiddly pieces to get them where needed. Absolutely supports STEM – it obviously covers science with the astronomy theme of the set, but also engineering, technology and mathematics in how the pieces fit together and the gears work together to operate and move. Definitely kept his entertained, even when he’s not deconstructing and reconstructing parts, he returns to it to move the parts with the handle and comment on them and create stories about the spacemen. Played with most days at some point he’s gone to it in amongst his toys to play with. We have all toys in our living room, so it sits amongst all of his other models and toys he likes so that he can play with it whenever he feels like it. He played with it with his sister (Zoe, age 9), and she enjoyed talking to him about her knowledge of the solar system too. He really loves understanding how things work, so the building / rebuilding of it are where he spends his happiest time playing with it, working it all out. It’s just a really lovely set with great educational value and opportunity for endless play and rebuilding. creatively, etc. I would say yes ideal age for my son. I would say yes ideal for schools if teaching about the solar system is in their curriculum early on then it would be great. It does seem very expensive for the size of the set in my opinion. The quality is great, so I can partly understand the price from that angle, but still steep. I wouldn’t personally buy it purely because it’s too expensive for what it is, but in terms of the toy itself and its use and educational value I would. I have some friends with plenty spare money who wouldn’t mind the price point, and so would recommend to them. But then have friends like myself who couldn’t afford it, so may mention it in passing but knowing they couldn’t attain it. It’s a fantastic product and would love to look into more of the Gears, Gears, Gears! sets on offer, it is Literally just the price point which puts me off. On the whole we really enjoyed working on this together and seeing how it would all connect and work. The materials made from are good quality, the packaging is great, and the concept is a brilliant one. Hayley Topley – Alexander 4 Years

I actually can’t score it less if honest. It’s so well made and enjoyable to build and use. I love that it kept my kids engaged for hours one evening. And watching Chelsea move the parts was lovely and she is still enjoying playing each day. This has been the best item review so far that we’ve been given and I thank you got the opportunity so much. It’s been fun and very educational for the children it’s kept them entertained and made them all think about space and what’s in the sky at night. It was lovely watching them help each other read instructions and build the pieces then play with them.

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Jennifer Awarded The Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building set 5/5

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