LEGO Gadgets

Ages: 8 and upManufacturer: Klutz

Add a bit more learning your kids’ LEGO®-time with this playful kit. While budding-engineers are busy building any of 11 machines (all pieces included), they’re also learning some of the science behind their creations: a catapult to launch paper balls teaches kids about fulcrums; a flywheel cruiser coaches kids on energy; and a mixer grows their knowledge of gear trains. If you’re lucky, your kids might teach you a few things (like the definition of thaumatrope), and maybe even let you create your own contraption.

Ellen Harter Wall ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Ellen spent fourteen years reviewing toys, books, and other products at FamilyFun magazine. She’s especially fond of toys that make her laugh, games that teach spatial skills, stories of adventure, and has been known to join her three sons in playing a video game or two.

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