The Big Ball Factory

In school Mr. Wilcox has K’nex available for us to play with. K’nex are things for building, but not much like legos or blocks. They are pretty much a modernized version of Tinker-toys. They come with wheels, so everyone builds cars and race them. A lot of people built fancy garages for their cars with two floors and a ramp leading down from the second floor to a courtyard. As some people who think garages are a waste of pieces said, “Does your car really need a nice castle to live in?!” But anyway, they all sacrificed their garages to straighten out the K’nex table and make room for the construction of the Big Ball Factory. The Big Ball Factory is simply a five foot tall structure with balls. Once it’s finished, you put a ball at the bottom of the structure where it goes up the motor powered elevator then down all the ramps and loops and swirls and ends at the bottom of the elevator to do it all over again. I really enjoy watching and operating that kind of thing. I can’t wait until it’s finished!

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2 Responses to The Big Ball Factory

  1. Brad says:

    That sounds fun! Your dad and aunt and I used to play with wooden chutes and tunnels that you could roll marbles in. Oh! And I think there was another marble game like that that was made of plastic. Wait, were they marbles, or were they bigger plastic balls?

    Those toys were awesome. I wonder if Grandpa and Grandma saved them?

  2. Dad says:

    I have a couple of those big plastic ball cubes on the shelf in my office, they really activate the nostalgia.

    Anna, make sure you show me the factory when it’s operational.

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