Lego robotics kits are a great way to keep the love of Legos growing in your home, as your children grow. The hours my children have played with Legos is priceless, and there are so many options for them beyond bricks, and sets to keep their mind engaged and creating.
What I love most about Legos is that they become a hobby, or handicraft if you will, because of the additional things that children can do with them today. With technology today, why not give your children robotics or stop motion animation as a way to grow with their Legos?
Lego Robotics Kits
Robotics are growing in popularity, and provide excellent opportunities for future interests. If you are like me, you may not have realized that Lego helps open that door for children’s imaginations!
As my boys are still growing, I want to provide new ideas for them for their free afternoon time that will give them skills and foster a love for a the world’s advancements in robotics, so I went hunting for Lego robotics kits.
I knew that my readers would love this list, so I made it available for all of us Lego loving families to glean from.
Lego Robotics Kits Books
The Lego Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines – Learn how to build basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You’ll learn how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments. (Recommended for ages 9+)
The Lego Technic Idea Book: Fantastic Contraptions – Learn about working catapults, crawling spiders, and bipedal walkers, as well as gadgets powered by fans, propellers, springs, magnets, and vibration. You’ll even learn how to add lights, pneumatics, and solar panels to your own models. (Recommended for ages 9+)
The Lego Technic Idea Book: Wheeled Wonders – Discover how to build differential gears, implement steering and suspension, and design clutch and transmission systems to use in your own vehicles. (Recommended for ages 9+)
The Lego Power Function Idea Book, Volume 1: Machines and Mechanisms – You’ll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort! (Recommended for ages 10+)
The Lego Power Function Idea Book, Volume 2: Cars and Contraptions – You’ll learn to build four-wheel drive cars, adorable walking ‘bots, steerable tanks, robotic inchworms, and cars that can follow the edge of a table! (Recommended for ages 10+)
Lego Robotics Kits
Lego Chain Reaction Kit – This teaches your brinks new tricks with 10 moving machines to be built. Everything you need to build these amazing machines are included, plus an 80 page book to guide you along the way. (Recommended for ages 8+)
Lego Crazy Action Contraption Craft Kits – This kit comes with everything you need to build 16 fun, and crazy contraptions, including the step by step guides. (Recommended for ages 7+)
I found some other great kits that have motion ability that I know that my boys will absolutely love! Ages and movement vary for each kit below…