Ice Skating Rink
What you get
Get into gear and engineer a miniature, mechanical ice-skating rink — powered by gears! Learn to tinker with gears and rig up a motor, then decorate a unique winter wonderland scene complete with festive characters. Turn the motor on to make the gears rotate, then watch your snowman, penguin, and gingerbread man spin around and "skate" on the ice!
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Build your own icy winter scene with cute ice skating characters for the holiday season while learning about magnets, gears, and motors. ”
By the numbers
Variations of gears designed: 6
Backgrounds designed: 4
Total ice skating time tested: 15 hours
It was creative and easy to assemble. It is age appropriate for older or younger. It brought a lot of joy during the holiday season.
At first my son thought it was kind of girly, conceptually, but once he tried it, he liked it. Still living on the kitchen table.
My grandson loves this so much. We had to glue in the backdrop pieces as they kept coming out-but that was not big deal. Also, we glued the characters into the little metal nuts so they don't fall out while skating. It is super cute and will be enjoyed for many winters to come.