What you get
Aim, shoot, and score with this physics-friendly crate! Engineer an adjustable catapult and play a spirited game of basketball. Learn about the science of sports, and experiment with different angles and arcs until you're a hoop superstar.
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Building a working catapult is always a hit. The ability to experiment with angles and trajectories adds extra science fun. And the basketball theme? Nothing like real-world application to make the physics lesson stick.”
By the numbers
Angle adjustments for the catapult: 5
In-office tournaments: 3
Balls lost under coworkers' desks: incalculable
Instructions were easy to follow. The basketball net does have a tendency to slip to the lowest position after several uses.
Sorry, can't offer a review on this item as it was a gift for a family member overseas. I have been told he enjoyed building it over the holidays though.
The catapult itself is pretty cute. It’s fun to launch stuff, but the basketball post and backboard are just cardboard. They feel flimsy. My daughter started to make it and the first step is was to fold the post, but when she did, a thin portion creased the wrong way, so it doesn’t fit together well.