The fun with marble runs continues with Ugears' Marble Run Tiered Hoist, the third in a series of Ugears modular marble runs. This unique entrant in our growing collection of entertaining wooden marble runs features a 3-tiered stair lift that raises the marbles to the top for amusement park adventures. The Marble Run Tiered Hoist features a fascinating lift, three new track elements, and interesting trap and release mechanisms sprinkled throughout. Turn the hand crank and watch the marbles make their journeys through various obstacles down to the collection tray below. Multiple tracks and elements are packed into a compact space in this well-designed DIY marble run.
The model kit comes with everything you need right in the box. There are 10 colored marbles included in the kit, plus sandpaper and wax to smooth and lubricate the gears and other moving parts.
We have designed the Marble Run Tiered Hoist and the entire line of Ugears marble runs to be modular, that is, the Tiered Hoist works as a standalone or it can be connected frontally or laterally to other Ugears marble runs of the same or different design (2 or 4 models can be connected, in pairs, using the special connectors included in the kit). A trigger mechanism just before the return track can send marbles back to the tiered hoist, to an adjoining marble run, or toggle between the two (you set your preference with a pull latch). Connect up to four marble runs to form an amazing, complex system of interconnected elements, all powered by a single crank.
The Marble Run Tiered Hoist is a fun challenge for experienced modelers—a great "gift to self" DIY idea or gift idea for the hobbyist in your life. The Ugears Marble Run Tiered Hoist is an intriguing standalone machine, or it can form part of an intricate, interconnected collection of Ugears marble runs. If you've already built the first two Ugears model runs (Chain Hoist, Stepped Hoist) congratulations and get ready to enjoy this third entry in your growing collection.