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270 Piece Odyssey Marble Run

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About this product


  • Create a fun marble run with this 270 piece kit
  • Includes small parts, recommended age 8+
  • Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)

Product overview

• Create a fun marble run with this 270 piece kit
• Motorised marble elevator lifts the marbles back to the top after they have been through the run
• Requires two AA batteries (Order Code: L43AL)
• Includes small parts – not suitable for children under the age of eight

Watch those marbles run
Have fun creating two amazing runs for your marbles. Build your own motion machine, watch the balls fall down the roller coaster runs and then see them picked up at the bottom by a motorised elevator ready to go again. This kit includes 270 parts you can clip together to create the tracks and snap apart to change your creation at any time. It’s fun and easy to build, with string supports that can be fine-tuned for a smooth run. The escalator is powered by two AA batteries and provides the potential energy to keep your marbles going round and round.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of fun but then what? This provided a great deal of pleasure to me and my eight-year-old grandson, who proved to be more able than me at following the instructions which are quite complex, and making the fiddly joins. Once erected it worked well, although the string stays have to me adjusted frequently to maintain a suitable downward slope. The finished set up takes up a lot of space, and I wonder whether, once dismantled, it will just occupy cupboard space before going to Oxfam in a couple of years.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God fun This set does take some adjustments once together but when dialled in works really well and at this price I'd recommend strongly!!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is flimsy and not worth the money and effort in constructing it. Due to its flimsy nature it does not allow the 'marbles' (plastic balls) to run smoothly round the track. The plastic construction pieces also snap easily which also doesn't help. However, even before this we did not have a successful, smooth run of the marble unassisted round the track, even though we fiddled and adjusted for ages. Gave up in the end and certainly wouldn't recommend.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Odyssey marble run Brought this as a stocking filler, arrived fast, me and my 8yo son had fun building it, and he still enjoys watching it go around
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this toy is really cool cos then while you are making this you are learning how to construct things
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Impossible to open battery cover The title says it all- the battery cover is impossible to open rendering the toy unusable- also very flimsy and not worth the price or time assembling it.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hours of peace & fun too! We purchased this for our Grandson as a gift for his eighth birthday. He loves it. It is great fun to construct, the pullies were a bit of a challenge, but for the money paid it was superb value.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought this for my grandson, never used Maplin before, I was delighted by the product, the speed of delivery and efficiency Would highly recommend
Date published: 2018-01-02
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Type Marble run
Effects Motorised lift
Number of Models 2
Number of Parts 270
Batteries 2 x AA batteries
Recommended ages 8+

Maplin should make more effort to answr questions. Provide size of item when in format in packaging, and advise size/weight of included marble for other potential customer.

Asked by: RealAnswers
Item Weight 1.14 Kg With regards to Marbles , Marbles come in many different shapes and sizes , so therefore it would be impossible to comment on other marbles working with this item , the marbles that come with this item are specific with this product , Marble weight is not specified by the manufactures.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-12-29

What are the dimensions?

Asked by: Serena
Due to the nature of the item we cannot provide the dimensions as the marble run can be taken apart and changed to a different one at any time.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-09-11

can you use glass marbles

Asked by: carol
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, due to differing weights of the marbles. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-30
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