This was a gift for my miserable father in law who we struggle to enthuse with anything. Despite his initial misgivings, he did build it and was so pleased with it that not only did he send us a video of it in motion, he also thanked us!
Bought the same gift for my own father and he loved it so much he has since bought further products from the range.
I bought this as a gift for my crafty 16yr old daughter and she loved it! Took some patience and a pair of strong hands to finish. Only took us two days. Now she wants something bigger and harder LOL
Really loved building this with my 12 year old son and 6 year old daughter. Both kids were able to get involved in the build and we equally excited about the finished product. I was nervous about breaking the cut outs but they were much stronger than I was expecting and nothing broke. We loved this so much that we are looking to buy another one in a different design.
Brought as a gift for 76 year old ex-engineer. Absolutely amazing the way it all fits together & works! Recipient kept busy with it for ages. Very pleased with it.
I bought this for my husband for Christmas, he was too busy to do it until the other day . He finished it last night, and it is absolutely beautiful . The wood is great quality and it goes together with such precision - he's an engineer , so he really appreciated how perfectly it's made , and how well it's designed. It's very intricate, it's not for somebody who wants to chuck something together , it requires patience and care , but that's the beauty of it.
He followed the instructions to the letter, diagrams not words, and each stage was perfectly sequenced .
He glued a few of the pieces just to make sure that they held , but they all slot together so well that it was just an extra precaution.
I read a few reviews that said the pieces and the wood are flimsy - the wood isn't at all, some of the pieces are delicate but not flimsy.
It's so clever the way it works, it's fascinating to watch the balls go round the system.
Great value for money , real craftsmanship , I shall be buying him another one, different model, for his birthday.
Now we have to decide where to put it , because it deserves to be seen!