How to use the Piranha?

Before we explain to you how the piranha acutally works, let us first congratulate you on your unique starter set. We’re thrilled to have you as a valued customer here at Marblelous. And now, allow us to provide you with a brief summary of how the piranha works.
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Standard behaviour of the piranha

The piranha actually has 1 position and that is with its mouth up. It is meant to catch a marble in its mouth and then pass it back in the opposite direction at a lower level. Unlike the alligator, the piranha does return to its initial position, i.e. with its mouth up. The next marble, coming from the same direction as the previous one, will now travel the same path as the previous marble. This is in contrast to the alligator.

If you want to attach the piranha to a smooth wall, window, mirror etc, use the blue suction cup and the corresponding blue “animal mount”. You insert the blunt side of the animal mount into the opening of the suction cup. This blue-coloured suction cup has a narrower opening compared to the transparent suction cups. As a result, the animal mount sits tighter, so the initial position of the piranha’s mouth that you carefully selected will not change, even if many marbles have been in the piranha’s mouth (or across its back). At the other end of the animal mount, you will see a kind of flap. You insert this side of the animal mount into the opening of the alligator. Right next to the round opening of the piranha, you will see two very small mini bars. Make sure the flap is between those two when attaching it.

Instead of the blue suction cup, you can also use a brick-connector. This brick-connector can of course be attached to a vertical (upright) lego/brick building board, or to a rough wall, but than with the help of something that sticks. For example Pritt poster buddies.

Go really wild with some advanced tricks

What we have described above concerns the piranha’s standard behaviour. But would you like to explore more possibilities and go all-out with the piranha? You can! We, the creators, didn’t even think all this would be possible ourselves at first, when we came up with the piranha. Check out the video below…