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Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run

Most of us have heard of and even had a marble run in our lives.  Many of these are pretty basic made with colourful plastic parts that are see through in areas so you can see the balls rolling along to the bottom.

My daughter got one of these last year when she went to see Santa and had a great time with it but over the year parts have gone walkies and tears have been shed in mourning of a toy that was not really much fun anymore (it’s not so easy to play with a marble run with half the pieces missing).

You won’t be surprised to hear that they were over the moon when I told them we were moving on to a bigger and better one.  They were bursting with excitement when they saw the box and quite rightly so as this new Hape Quadrilla Marble Run was extremely impressive and that was just from seeing the picture on the box.hape1

The pack contains 198 pieces and is suitable forages 4 and up but they will need supervision to set up the marble run.  There is a thick booklet which has pages full of diagrams explaining how to put together the various marble run and I will admit it really did bring out the child in me.

Inside the box:


hape2The pieces are all made from wood and most of the blocks are brightly coloured

The Quadrilla marble run sets is beautifully crafted with heirloom quality birch and rubber wood making it extremely durable.  The building possibilities are endless and it also encourages spatial thinking as well as problem solving.  There are 7 different colour blocks and each has it’s own function.  These are non toxic and child friendly luckily as Mr Squishy couldn’t wait to get his hands on the various parts.  As with all the Hape Quadrilla products (there are others) it meets or exceed safety standards.  This is the worlds only kinetic marble run and has won “Spiel Gut” (Good Toy) Award and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.  The Cyclone is the largest Quadrilla set and contains marbles, 12 curved rails, two spiral funnels, and 10 accelerators.  As well as this you can also combine this set with other Quadrilla sets to make an even bigger marble run.

This is a great way to encourage teamwork, logical thinking, effective communication etc.  It’s educational in way that isn’t obvious to children and best of all it’s fun!


 I will take all the credit for building this super Marble Run although the girls helped by posing for pictures.

And then the moment of truth would it work or did mummy make a mistake and have to rebuild it?



Now pictures can tell you a lot but videos show much more so watch this!


Isn’t it fantastic!  Trust me, this is NOT just for little children although they will be playing with this for hours which is hardly surprising as it’s great fun and there are so many possibilities for building different runs.  Just a suggestion let the kids have a go too, you never know you might have a budding structural engineer in the making.

I was sent this spectacular marble run for an honest review – I love it as out can see from the post and the kids love it too, just check out the video and you can see how much fun they had!

This Post Has 75 Comments

  1. Oh wow this is absolutely amazing – I remember having a marble run when I was a child and I loved making different runs with it!

    1. They are brilliant fun and better for kids then watching tv all the time.

  2. Used to love playing with a marble run as a kid but don’t think mine was anywhere near as amazing as this one!

    1. It’s brilliant isn’t it!!!

  3. This looks really cool, I use to love playing with marbles but of course never had something like this to accompany it x

    1. You would love this, we race the marbles down and the kids love it.

  4. My son still plays withe the marble one! This looks so cool! I think he needs an upgrade now!

    1. This one is really good and you can keep the little ones busy for hours with it.

  5. oh wow that looks like so much fun !

    1. It sure is, you would love this.

  6. Marble runs are just brilliant, I think I might just get one for my kids this Christmas

  7. Wow that really is a decent size, I’m sure they’ll have lots of fun with it x

    1. It’s really big which adds to the fun!

  8. This is SO COOL. I used to have a Marble Run when I was little, but it was made of plastic! This looks so much better!

    1. This one is fantastic and very hard wearing.

  9. Oh wow! Now that looks like loads of fun, and I love that it’s made from wood and not cheap and nasty plastic. That will last for generations!

    1. It will, I bet I play with it with any grand kids I have x

  10. Aw I remember having one of these for Christmas one year as a kid, I loved it!

    1. I’m not surprised it’s great fun x

  11. Oh I love over marble runs as a kid. This is spectacular and it looks so sturdy compared to the old plastic one we had. I would still get enjoyment out of this now at 27!!

    1. You sure will it’s fantastic! 😉

  12. Totally buying one! My son loves marble runs and we looked at this. I had no idea it was this big!

    1. It’s fantastic and there are more in the range x

  13. It’s been forever since I played marble run and this set looks absolutely amazing

    1. It really is, I can’t praise it enough!

  14. I enjoyed the videos of this; it does look great. Thanks for the review!

    1. Thanks for your comment, this is a fantastic toy and will last a few generations.

  15. Woweeee! That’s some marble run! My mummy used to love mousetrap and that had a small marble run but this looks amazing xx

    1. It is, even I love playing with this marble run.

  16. I think that I would have absolutely loved playing with this as a child! xxx

    1. It’s great fun for adults too x

  17. This looks like so much fun! My nieces and nephews would love it!

    1. It is great fun x

  18. oh this looks amazingly good fun, I know my own children would have hours of fun

    1. They sure would and there are various ones available.

  19. My niece would love this. It would keep her very busy.

    1. It sure would, bet you’d love it too.

  20. Looks Fantastic

  21. Oh this marble run looks awesome!!!! We recently just bought a basic one for the kids but this wooden one looks so much more sterdy and a lot of fun!!

    1. it is really good and they have a range available.

  22. Oh wow,I use to love playing marble games when I was little. My most played to, methinks. My kids would love setting this up and playing this game :)Looks like lots of fun.

    1. I used to love it too and this one is the best I have ever played with.

  23. I used to love playing with a marble run as a child but not sure mine turned out anywhere near as good as this one! x

    1. This one can be made a number of different ways which is great plus you can always create your own run.

  24. Wow this looks pretty cool, my nephew would really love this and it looks really fun to build!!

    1. It sure is. Once you’ve figured out what to do it doesn’t take too long.

  25. This post took me right back to my childhood! I had a marble run but it didn’t look as nice as this one. R

    1. This one does look fantastic doesn’t it Rosana.

  26. It looks incredible your daughters are mini you

    1. They love playing with this it keeps them entertained for hours.

  27. This does look fantastic I’ve seen them around and always been tempted, love that its wooden 🙂

    1. Me too it’s so much better than the plastic ones.

  28. looks great, i really like these traditional toys

    1. They are really good and that fact that this one is so solid means it’s built to last.

  29. My little brother would absolutely love this – looks like so much fun.

    1. It really is a fun toy for all the family!

  30. I wish I still had young kids so I could play games like this!

    1. Lol, you don’t need kids to get one of these it’s super fun for adults too!

  31. Opening the box it looks very daunting doesn’t it, but you’ve got some very clever girl engineers there? x

    1. There is quite a bit to it but once they get into the swing of it plus don’t forget you can make your own runs too.

  32. OMG! This looks amazing.
    Hayden was given a plastic one in the summer and he loved it but it kept falling apart. I think this wooden one would be awesome for Hayden.
    Thanks so much for sharing

    Charlotte x

    1. Thanks for your comment Charlotte. The plastic ones are really bad they fall apart and break easily we had one of those and it didn’t last long at all.

  33. Haha, my younger brothers would enjoy this too

    1. I am sure he would it’s brilliant.

  34. These two cuties show just how much fun kids would get out of this game!!!!

    1. Thanks Nicola, they do love this it’s really good fun and building them can be fun too.

  35. Great post!

  36. Looks great fun

  37. omg that looks so awesome sod the kids I wanna play with it!

    1. I don’t blame you it’s great!

  38. Great toy that the girls really love to play with.

    1. It’s great fun for little and big kids 😉

  39. My son would love one of these marble runs.

    1. It is a good one, make sure you watch the video 😉

  40. I love things like that always so much fun

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