Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Video and Toy Review: Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights Deluxe Set by MindWare Create, Build, Problem-Solve, and HAVE FUN!



If you’re looking for a toy that will test your child’s strategy skills, building skills, as well as provides hours of fun, then the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights Deluxe Set by Mindware is the set to buy as a gift for that special someone this holiday season. MindWare makes a slew of amazing products that are magnificent STEM toys and sensory products catering to your kiddo’s needs. Marcello literally fell in love with the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights sets at TTPM 2018 Holiday Showcase, and it makes sense, because Marcello wants to be an architect when he grows up, and this amazing set was developed by an architect! Kismet for sure! The Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights Deluxe set is $59.95, and the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights starter set is $34.95 - both for ages six and up. 

The Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights Deluxe set is a maze that includes a collection of 52 cubes with differing entryways and exits to create the ultimate maze, and to make things a bit more exciting MindWare also included lights cubes that glow once the marble ball hits that part of the maze. At first, I found the instructions to be really daunting, but Marcello was totally up to the task. You can also get the smaller sized Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights set in the starter version, which includes just what you need to make an amazing maze. In our video, we tested the deluxe set, and I did have to explain to workings of the set as Marcello couldn’t be bothered with that stuff - he just wanted to get right to the action, create some mazes and light up some cubes! Slide or stack together each cube and make a tower or pyramid, any shape can be made, and you can follow the instructions included to make a bunch of different mazes, or go to MindWare website for more building ideas by checking out the plans for each type of Q-Ba-Maze set. 

Dropping all of the marbles at the start of the maze was so much fun, especially if you have one starting point because you just do not know where each ball will end up. The sounds are satisfying too as the marble is a metal ball, and the way it click-clacks through the maze cubes sounds so cool! Q-Ba-Maze has been around for a long time, but adding the lighted cubes to these awesome sets really makes the end result just so much fun to watch. Included with the set are 52 cubes, eight light up cubes, and ramps to watch your marble slide down and drop into each cube. Other Q-Ba-Maze sets that your kiddo may enjoy are the stunt sets that include coaster tubes, a trampoline, or even a spiral sphere! Create fish, candles, helixes, and so many shapes that your brain will be working overtime in a good way.




Marcello thoroughly enjoys playing with the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0, and it’s something that I think every child who loves to build and create needs as their ultimate holiday gift. Q-Ba-Maze provides the ability to test your kiddo’s creative side and problem-solving abilities, as well as adding a bit of whimsy and fun with the light up cubes.  

You can purchase your own Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Lights set or any other amazing product from MindWare from Oriental Trading! Right now they have an amazing offer with purchases over $25 enjoy free shipping, and if you spend over $50, get an additional $10 off of your order - holiday steal of a deal for sure! With so many products available by MindWare at Oriental Trading, I’ll be doing some holiday shopping right now! Check out their Sensory Genius product line too for kids with high sensory needs - they make squishies, Sensy band has these tendrils on them that look super soothing, stretchy strings, and more! MindWare also makes putty called Putty Scents that truly do smell like what they’re supposed to smell like - Peanut Butter and Jelly is my favorite one!

Big thank you to MindWare for sending over the Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 sets for our review! 




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