Check out some of our favorite gifts for kids young and old who love to build!

LEGO Kits from Klutz Press

Lego Gear Bots

Build up to 8 physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO technic bricks and papercraft with this Gear Bots kit from Klutz Press! The accompanying book teaches about axles, cams, cranks, and other kinds of engineering in everyday machines. Your child might also enjoy LEGO Gadgets, LEGO Chain Reactions, and LEGO Make Your Own Movie from Klutz.

Design and Drill Activity Center

Design & Drill Activity Center   -

Children will love creating their own designs or following the set’s colorful activity cards to make pictures and patterns of trains and boats and flowers and fish. Just snap any one of the drill bits into the reversible power drill or the screwdriver handle, grab a handful of big bolts, and let the fun begin.

Contraptions

Contraptions   -

This simple set of stacking wood planks provides everything kids need to build elaborate ball track structures with planks, chutes, funnels, and crazy contraptions like the Black Hole and Bounce Plate. The opportunities for creativity and experimentation are endless.

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits Jr.  -

Snap Circuits are the perfect gift for an engineering mind! Each kit provides hours worth of hands-on learning and experimenting. Make your own working radio, a digital voice controller, an AC generator, and more!

Construction Set in a Box

Construction Set in a Box   -

Perfect for preschool builders, your child will be able to construct a crane, race car, motorcycle, airplane, or whatever creation they dream up with these colorful wooden pieces.

LEGO Architecture

Sample Preview Image - 1 of 5 - LEGO ® Architecture The White House

For the LEGO fan who’s up for a new challenge, LEGO Architecture sets offer a building experience like no other. Kids and teens can recreate landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the White House, and the Taj Mahal. Each set contains over 1,000 pieces and comes with a booklet explaining the history and design features of the building.

David Macaulay Books

Pyramid, Paperback   -     By: David Macaulay

David Macaulay books offer a detailed look into some of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. With magnificent illustrations and first-rate explanations, books like Pyramid, Castle, Cathedral, City, Mill, Underground, and Unbuilding provide a great jumping off point for kids to dive deep into the world of architecture and design.

Classic Wooden Blocks

Standard Unit Blocks   -     By: Melissa & Doug

These 60 smooth-sanded, sturdy wooden blocks from Melissa and Doug are perfect for building and imaginative play. This kit includes a great variety of sizes and shapes including arches, columns, squares, rectangles, triangles, and cylinders.

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Aimee grew up among the cornfields of rural Michigan, where she was captivated by Jesus as a teenager and married her high school sweetheart. Together they moved to New England where they homeschool their two children together. Aimee has a Master's degree in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She enjoys exploring new places, reading great stories, and enjoying the outdoors with her family.