The Bauspiel building block range introduces a new range of shapes for ball runs, and with it a marvelous new set of options and techniques for ball runs.
This run is a twist on the long run of steps that flows down a wall–here the ball takes a lovely series of curves on its way down. I’ve shown all the steps, and given fewer words for this set of instructions with the hope that you can pop it up on the tablet or phone or wherever and let your kids (7-8ish +? ) give it a go. Enjoy!
Instructions to build a ball run using the Grimms Rainbow, Basic building set, stepped roofs, bridges and semi-circles. This one is optimized for the small-balls.
When you’re setting up to build a Ball run using blocks, the size ball you pick makes a big difference. If you’re playing with a very small child, then you need a ball that is not a choking hazard. If you’re working with a young builder, you need something that won’t be frustratingly heavy or light.
Step-by-step instructions to build a self-propelling Grimms Spiral Ball Run
The quickest way to take any set of blocks into a simple ball-run kit is to add a track for the ball to run down. There are a number of sets that look similar in stock images. Lets look through some some of the most common sets, their advantages and drawbacks.