Monday, November 7, 2016

LEGO Lovers Will Love the Klutz® Lego® Chain Reactions -- Kit Includes Supplies to Help Build 10 Moving Machines (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Design and build 10 amazing moving machines - teach your bricks new tricks

My girls love building with LEGO bricks.  So, I have been on the hunt for fun instructional books that I could use for both school and that the girls would enjoy on rainy days or whenever they wanted to get creative with their LEGO bricks.  My search led me to the Klutz® Lego® Chain Reactions.  We received a sample along with a few other Klutz kits, which I am sharing reviews out today, so be on the lookout for them.  My girls love this Klutz kit, as it challenges them to build fun moving machines they never thought to build before.  Here is more information about the book including what supplies are included and what machines you and your child will be building with the easy to follow along instructions...

About this Book:

"Fascinate your friends by completing an ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Learn to build 10 LEGO® machines that can swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Then connect, rearrange, and experiment with the machines to create a chain reaction. With this book in hand and a handful of basic bricks from your LEGO® collection, the only other thing you'll need is a little imagination."

Included with Book:

  • Comes with 80 page instructions, 33 LEGO pieces, instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components
  • Includes a 80 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions
  • Includes more than 30 essential Lego elements
  • Recommended for children ages 8+

Meet the Machines:

Each machine is specially designed to build upon the skills you've learned throughout the book. Meet our machines!

1. Quintopple: easy

2. Dominoes: easy

3. Seesaw and Ramp: easy

4.Pop-up Flag and Falling Hammer: medium

5. Board Bouncer: medium

6. Slow Spin: easy

7. Elevator Ramps: advanced

8. Pulley and Bucket: medium

9. Funnel Ramp: medium

10. Zigzag Ramp: advanced


The pieces included in this kit are enough to complete the first project.  The remaining nine kits you need to purchase or use own LEGO brick supply to complete.  Luckily my girls are use LEGO fans so we had all the different bricks needed to complete the other projects.  

This book is geared towards kids ages 7+.  Even though my girls are a little younger than this, they have been building with LEGO since they were little.  So, they were up for the challenge with their Daddy to make some of these projects to try out.  

We have only done 4 of out the 10 projects so far.  We found that as you go from project to project, from 1 up, the difficulty level goes up.  The first two projects my girls were able to do with little assistance.  But, the third and fourth ones they struggled a little to complete.  That didn't stop them from having fun, though.  They are always up for a challenge, especially with LEGO bricks.

As a parent who homeschools I was first drawn to this Klutz kit as I like to teach with manipulatives with the girls. They learn better with hands on experiments and models.  This kit introduces kids to force and motion science with each project they build.  I loved being able to build with the girls, while also teaching them at the same time.  And, they seemed to grasp force and motion through the cause and effect motions of the LEGO machines they built.

We can't wait to build the remaining machines and learning more about force and motion.  If you have a fan of LEGO in your house or one that loves to learn about science, then you will want to check out this Klutz kit.  It would make for a great holiday gift idea for under the tree.

Check out the other kits available from Klutz that would make great gift ideas for kids off all ages this holiday season --

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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