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All of the MakerStudio Sets are $19.99.
Maker Studio is meant to inspire the imagination for budding engineers. In this set featuring propellers, you can build:
- A Chopper
- A Biplane
- A Windmill
- A Plane
For Each Build the Child is Given Engineering Challenges:
- Experiment with friction
- Torque and propulsion
- Skills in Science
- Skills in Technology
- Skills in Engineering
- Skills in Math (STEM)
- Stimulates Imagination and Creativity
Isaak and Dad kind of built something all on their own due to the fact that there was a few missing things in the kit. They couldn't make the back of their Chopper. That's ok they still had fun.
- 1 X-Linkage
- 1 Spool
- 2 Exra Long Connectors, 3 Long Connectors, 4 Short Connectors
- 2 Small Wheels
- 1 5.5" Rod, 3 4.25" Rods, 5 1.5" Rods
- 24 Hub Caps
- 1 Hole Punch
- 3 Rubber Bands
- 10 Engineering Challenges
Make sure after opening the packaging the pieces are cross-referenced with the instruction booklet. The pieces are lightly colored and blend in easily with the cardboard. Also, some of the items, which can be seen in the window on the front of the packaging, aren't included with the majority of the pieces inside the box. If you open the box too quickly or throw out the packaging, you may miss them given the separate location.
3 Quarter View
What We Thought:
This set was harder than we originally thought it would be. I think it should be for ages 8 and up. Isaak's almost 7, but thinking back to when Mica was that age I don't know if he could have done it at age 7 by himself. Both our boys are good at building things. It was really hard when we noticed a bag a parts were missing. I know that happens. It's just makes it hard to review when that happens.
Isaak did however have fun making this with Dad. He had to show it off to Grandma and Grandpa. He was proud of his new made toy.
I liked that it is creative, makes kids think, fun, and resourceful. You use things in your house to complete the construction.
Check out that smile on Isaak's face! :)
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