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Klutz Announces LEGO Gadgets


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 06 2018 - 11:18 PM

Hot off the PR Newswire, we've got an early teaser for the latest LEGO-themed offering from Klutz (we'll try to get a look at the book at this year's Toy Fair). Available from August 2018, LEGO® Gadgets will retail for $24.99 in the US. From their description:
Explore the possibilities hiding in your LEGO® collection! The step-by-step instructions will have you building 11 machines including a gravity powered car and a wacky boxing robot. The fun doesn't stop once you've completed all of the projects in the book-- open-ended prompts will inspire you to continue experimenting with your own designs and modifications! (Ages 8 and up)
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#2 Offline Toa of Gallifrey

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Posted Feb 10 2018 - 12:45 PM

These look pretty clumsy.


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#3 Offline Lyichir

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Posted Feb 11 2018 - 04:02 PM

These look pretty clumsy.

Most of the models in the Klutz books do, partly by necessity. It's hard to create a book's worth of good-looking, diverse, and functional models that use the same small pool of Technic and System parts and are understandable for kids at an introductory building level. But from my experience they do often serve as a good introduction to the types of simple mechanisms that can provide a good foundation to functional builds, all while being able to go into a little more depth than your typical Lego set building instructions thanks to explanatory text rather than just pictorial instructions. They're not entirely unlike the Lego Education kits in that respect—but much cheaper and more accessible for an individual kid, rather than a teacher or school looking to integrate Lego into their lessons.


Edited by Lyichir, Feb 11 2018 - 04:03 PM.

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