Any technology lover will find the Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living book. This photography book features 181 colorful illustrations of the material world machines. It makes visible the inner workings and structures of some of the world’s most iconic designs - the objects are disassembled and have their parts beautifully illustrated on the pages.
Gifts for builders, old and young, who want to create, or understand how things are created, in the physical space.
The Laser Pegs National Geographic Landmarks and Archaeology Building Kit is a building toy designed to be compatible with Legos, Knex, and more. This fantastic 17th birthday gift idea is an award-winning toy that sparks the imagination, with a 3D lite board power base, 32 laser pegs, and 244 construction bricks.
If you know a 15 year old who adores robots? Then the ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot is the one for them. This amazing fifteenth birthday gift lets teens build their own robot with light up eyes and motorized wheels. It features 50 pieces, 4 wheels, light-up eyes with a replaceable battery, a pull-back motor, and instructions to build 4 ZOOB-Bots.
This bright-colored robot is super motorized for exciting mechanical movement. The Collect and Build Robo Battlers Series Stomper is a large-eyed robot with a jumping and stomp motion. This lovely toy is motorized with 118 K'NEX parts and makes an excellent 13th birthday gift for the young robot lover.
The lovely science gift for kids introduces the real-life STEM concept of a belt drive. GoldieBlox and The Spinning Machine features GoldieBloc, the world's first girl engineer character. It makes a fantastic gift for kids, who will learn some engineering concepts and principles through screen-free play. This award-winning toy features 34 pieces, including a 49-page storybook, 5 animal figurines, and 9 additional build ideas.
Kids will love to ride the rollercoaster they've built with the K'NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set. The set features 809 K'NEX parts and pieces, plus a motor so that kids can work alone or together to build a fantastic coaster. It also includes a coaster car, a coaster track, and tech robot themed graphics. This excellent 10th birthday gift allows them to use the included cardboard VR viewer to ride Bionic blast once they're done.
Featuring reusable cardboard construction tools, Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Add-On Kit is a lovely 10th birthday gift for crafty children. This kit is excellent for open-ended and imaginative play. Kids can learn by playing collaboratively with their friends.
A STEM learning product, the Geomag - PANELS - 114-Piece Magnetic Building Set gets kids interested in the science of magnetic construction. The toy halpes develop imagination and curiosity, and that’s why it makes an excellent 9th birthday gift. The playset contains 114 pieces, featuring 36 steel balls, 38 magnetic rods, and 40 plastic shapes that let them connect and build fantastic creations.
Kids love to build forts - the Crazy Forts toy makes everything easier and funnier. This set features 69 pieces, which include 44 reinforced sticks and 25 geometrically precise balls made of solid plastic. The Crazy Forts set makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for a child - it’s durable, portable, easy to build, and promotes collaborative play. More sets may be added for even more fun and bigger forts!
Another Melissa & Doug delight, the Suspend Family Game is a fantastic eighth birthday gift option! This excellent activity game aims that kids play with their families. It's an award-winning game that features 24 game rods, 4 frame rods, a wooden base, wooden connector, and a colored die. The Suspend Family Game develops hand-eye coordination, interpersonal skills, and cognitive skills.
Hot Wheels tracks can already be considered a classic, right? Every kid loves them. The super fun Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set revs up a kid’s curiosity and problem-solving skills. It includes one Hot Wheels vehicle so a child who got this 6th birthday gift can go on racing adventures right out of the box!
Budding builders will love this building set. The Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Building Set in a Box features 48 sturdy pieces: among them are building plans for a race car, a motorcycle, an airplane, and a crane, so kids can get started. This amazing toy makes for a fabulous sixth birthday gift if you’re interested in presenting a child some educational, screen-free fun, and a hands-on play experience.
The KAPLA 100 Blocks is an incredible game to develop collaboration and social skills. In it, kids need to build a solid construction, and ensure with their team that it doesn't collapse. A fantastic 6th birthday gift idea, these blocks as totally safe, natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. Each set includes a storage box and 100 pine wooden block planks.
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set is a construction toy that teaches children spatial thinking and lets imaginations run wild. Every jar contains over 500 discs, which means hours of endless fun and engineering education. This toy makes a fantastic 5th birthday gift, because in addition to brain building, Brain Flakes discs improve the coordination of young children, keeping both their minds and bodies active.
Skoolzy Stem Toys for Boys & Girls - Straws and Connectors with Wheels is a fantastic toy that supports spatial reasoning and creative play with straws and connectors. This fantastic birthday gift option for any five year old allows children to explore and test the boundaries of what is possible. By moving and manipulating the straws and connectors into various shapes and clicking them into place, the kid will gain fine motor skills, problem-solving experience, and will be introduced to STEM concepts.
Build art with a Magna-Tiles Set. This set features 48 solid-colored shapes to allow a child to create a colorful masterpiece. These imagination pieces make an excellent 4th birthday gift to provide hundreds of creative combinations. Not only are Magna-Tiles fun, but they also help develop fine motor skills as kids stack, build, count, match, and “click” together with their creations.
LINCOLN LOGS-Construction Education Toy is a fantastic gift for a kid on their 4th birthday. These blocks are real, high-quality maple wood, and each tin contains 111 pieces. This classic set comes with three construction ideas: a tall tower, two small houses with a bonfire, and a large cabin. Children can use these easy-to-follow instructions as a guide or can go freestyle and create their own structures.
Give a 4-year-old this awesome suction construction kit as a birthday gift! Connecting to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface – Squigz are a species all their own. The Fat Brain Toys Original Squigz Deluxe 50 Piece Set are made of 100% high-quality silicone, are BPA-free, and latex-free. They flex, stick, and help kids to be creative.
Imagination Magnets are a fantastic 4th birthday or Christmas gift. The fun magnets inspire hours of continuous play and will quickly become a household favorite. This strategic building tool features a sturdy wood carrying case with durable hinges and rope handles. Inside, 42 brightly-colored wooden magnetic blocks can be arranged on the board to replicate any of the 50 full-color puzzles, such as animals, faces, vehicles, flowers, structures and more.