Like most children, my 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter have a serious obsession with Legos. We have buckets of Lego bricks strewn across our house, we’ve seen every single Lego movie that’s been released so far, and we even listen to "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" soundtrack when we’re driving around in the car.
My kids’ other obsession? Activity kits. Every holiday and birthday wish list is overflowing with asks for art kits, building kits, and baking kits. So when Scholastic asked me to try an activity kit that celebrates their love of all things Lego, it was a no-brainer to say yes. On a Saturday afternoon, my kids and I broke out the Klutz: Lego Gadgets kit, which gives ordinary Legos the “Wow!” factor by providing kids with everything they need to build their own simple machines.
The kit comes with 58 Lego pieces that can be used to build 11 different simple machines, from a claw that picks up small objects to a frog “robot” and a car with a spinning Lego fan that makes it go full speed ahead. Regardless of my family’s love of Lego, I liked that the kit includes everything you need — even if you don’t have any other Lego bricks in your house. It also comes with a book that has easy-to-follow instructions and photos showing each step in the process of building different gadgets. Read on for my full review on this incredibly fun booster for kids' STEM skills!