Rube Goldberg – The Acrobat Challenge
So many testers were thrilled to see the name Rube Goldberg on a toy in our testing centers. Rube Goldberg machines and designs have caught the fancy of so many people because of their wild, whimsical and imaginative designs. When it comes to building a Goldberg contraption, patience is key, but not surprisingly since everything has to interact with everything else “just so”. Not a single tester reported that they just set it up and had it work on the first try but then that’s part of the fun, right? Dogged determination is something you need to bring to the experience and if you or your kids don’t have it, then look elsewhere. That important lesson aside once you finally get it to work the feeling is amazing. Any and all frustration is wiped away replaced by a huge sense of accomplishment that washes over everyone.