GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank

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GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank
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Manufacturer Description

GoldieBlox: Construction toy + storybook set featuring the world's first girl engineer character, Goldie Blox! In this kit, Goldie has to find a way to give her dog, Nacho, a bath. One problem: Nacho hates water and loves being a dirty dog. After many tries, Goldie finally comes up with the perfect contraption: A dunk tank! Introduces the real-life STEM concept of hinges and levers. Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award – Gold. Perfect for ages 4+. Comes with 55 pieces, including 10-page storybook and 2 additional build ideas. Hundreds of how-to building videos online to help spark creativity in young engineers Designed for tinkering and creative exploration, GoldieBlox toys build spatial skills and confidence in problem-solving. All GoldieBlox toys are intercompatible.

GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank is a fun little building kit in the GoldieBlox line of toys. The set includes some building materials that are compatible with the other GoldieBlox sets, a ball, and a dog figurine. The instructions guide kids (some adult help is likely required for 6 and under) in constructing a pivoting platform on which the dog can sit, such that when a ball strikes a nearby target, the platform drops and the dog falls down. Construction takes about 15 minutes. The "dunk tank" is not included, but any plastic container filled with water will do. My kids love to dunk the dog and all of their other figurines, so after this is constructed, they play with it for a good 15 or 30 minutes. My main criticism of this toy is that it is only really intended to build one structure - there aren't a whole lot of ways to combine the parts to make alternative dunk tanks or other structures. Overall, though, this is a great engineering toy for girls ages 4 and up.

Product Features

A book series plus construction set where Goldie and friends devise a plan to get Nacho clean in time for the carnival Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (hinges and levers) and confidence in problem-solving Comes equipped with 3 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities Compatible with all other GoldieBlox toys Includes 1 storybook, 1 animal figurine, 1 bouncy ball, 2 wheels, 9 short axles, 18 long axles, 12 blocks, 10 spacers, 2 targets, 3 design templates

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