Marvel At These Mesmerizing Meticulously Manufactured Maple Marble Machines

Believe it or not, artist and wood-savant Paul Grundbacher doesn't draw up a rough schematic or do any kind of planning before he starts building his amazing marble machines. He just dives right in, crafting the components he needs out of maple, ash, and linden wood. That approach also means he spends a lot of time… » 3/18/13 2:00pm 3/18/13 2:00pm

Elaborate, Handmade Japanese Marble Mazes are Awesome

There's not a ton of info out there on these amazing, handmade marble mazes other than what's to be found in these Japanese YouTube videos, but we think they're cool enough to share with you anyways. Apparently, there's a subculture in Japan that makes really elaborate marble mazes that look like models from a… » 5/01/08 9:34am 5/01/08 9:34am

Marbelous Table Provides Fun and Distraction in Marble Form

Oh man, do I like this table. Sure, it provides a flat surface for eating or working on like most tables, but it also has marble tracks carved into it. That means that when you get bored of your meal/job, you can put marbles in the top and watch them follow an elaborate path around the legs and down to the ground.… » 2/27/08 10:56am 2/27/08 10:56am

Q-BA-Maze Marble Toy Teaches Kids About Construction, Balls

Combining the concepts of LEGO with the concepts of Rube Goldberg, the Q-BA-MAZE gives you a set of 20 to 50 pieces that you put together to make a descending maze for marbles. It sounds boring from our description, so if you watch the video you'll notice that it's...only slightly less boring. This may be cool to use… » 11/28/07 7:00pm 11/28/07 7:00pm

Make Rube Goldberg-Style Marble Madness Mechanisms

If you are a fan of Rube Goldberg-style contraptions, you will love Think Geek's Cological Marble Run Construction Set. It contains everything you need to create your own marble mayhem—including 23 different types of marble-moving mechanisms like rolling cars and whacking mallets. More info and a video after the jump. » 11/16/07 4:10pm 11/16/07 4:10pm