Monday, July 31, 2023

Construct A Clock, By Heebie Jeebies - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Clock-building kit      

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age: 6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Kids who love science, engineering, and building stuffs! 

Ever wonder what’s the magic within an elegantly ornamented grandfather clock that chimes the sweetest tune every hour, whilst ticking away in its mechanical wisdom? Heebie Jeebies sent us this “Construct A Clock” recently; we are impressed with the intricate system of this time-telling device, and we can’t wait to share it with you today! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Creative Clock-Building Kit With Gears, Pendulum & All Components Included 

We had never built a clock before, so we were truly excited to test out this construction kit! Included in the box are all the bits and pieces needed to make a clock, from gears of different shapes and colours, hammer spring and bell, supporting pin and buttons, pendulum and fork. We inserted and assembled the parts, slotted the gear teeth, affixed the clock hands, connected the pendulum components, wound up the spring winder, and watched the time ticks away in harmonious chain of reaction. We watched how the timekeeping and power gears come together, rotating in synch with mesmerising, circular movement. We watched how the swinging pendulum cleverly interacted with the inner mechanical gear that slowly pushes a “tooth” forward at every second. We watched how the spring case (weight drum) and the system of gears work together to drive the minute and hour hand. The process is fascinating, hypnotising, and real fun to watch! 

(2) Easy & Quick Clock Building Process  

I was seriously surprised by how quick the entire building process was! No tool was needed to assemble this boldly colourful timepiece; the colour-coded, illustrated instruction included is clear and easy to comprehend. 

(3) Spring-Driven Clock - No Battery Is Required 

I love that the clock is spring-driven, non-electronic, and no battery is required. It “sounds” like a clock (we love the ticking sound!), equips with a small hammer and bell (that chimes every 15 minutes), and I love the clear plastic case design so we can observe how the inner mechanical parts work once we completed the construction. According to the website, the clock can apparently run for over 8 hours with one winding! 

(4) Construction Kit With Sturdy Components 

I love that the components are sturdy, and they can be constructed and deconstructed over and over again. I love the functionality and educational value of this kit! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia)

Enjoy the video! 

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