October 19, 2012

The Perfect Book for Lego-Maniacs

I am raising a truly Lego-obsessed 6-year-old. He loves to build and re-build his favorite designs over and over again, and I love that by doing so, he is not only having a blast, but also partaking in a valuable educational experience. It’s a win-win!
When I cracked open a box from Klutz books recently containing a copy of their Lego Crazy Action Contraptions book, Jack was absolutely giddy with excitement. In fact, it was only a matter of moments before he sat down at the kitchen table to take it out for a spin. Weeks later, he is still hooked!
It can be so hard to find activity books for boys that aren’t immediately dismissed as too “girly” or “babyish.” Klutz has hit a home run with this book in that it combines an educational, creative activity with the mechanical Lego fun so many boys adore.

With the redesigned book format unveiled by Klutz books as they celebrate 35 years of educational entertainment, it is easier than ever to keep all of the supplies for each respective book neatly contained. Any mom of a Lego-lover can attest that rogue Legos can take over an entire home if left unchecked, so the fact that Klutz included a little compartment right on the book to store all of the Lego pieces is nothing shy of brilliant! Jack loves that the next piece he needs is always right where he needs it.
Watching Jack as he analyzes the pieces included in the set and follows the detailed directions for how to build each contraption is so fun! He has already managed to put together all 16 of the projects that can be built with the set, yet each and every time he finishes another project, he loves to show off how his creations work.
“Look, Mama! I built it right, so the gears really spin!”
The icing on the cake? These contraptions are fun to show off to your buddies, too!

About Lego Crazy Action Contraptions:



LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions is a brand-new book of brand-new, high-performance projects. From the supercharged Speedster to the Squeezeclaw Grabber to the Wall Rocket Racer — all these contraptions spin, stretch, speed, or otherwise spring into action. And all of them are totally buildable thanks to super-clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams. Every single one of the 16 projects can be constructed using just the custom selection of LEGO® bricks that come with the book.
 
Comes With: 105 LEGO bricks
 
For ages 7 and up
Price: $21.95
By the way…
Klutz Books is giving away some amazing prize packs all fall long in their Wrap It Up! with Klutz Sweepstakes!

Every single week from now through November 26, 10 fans will each win a prize pack featuring 10 Klutz books! I would be thrilled for one of my readers to win.
Be on the lookout for more creative ideas from Klutz here at PS in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can connect with Klutz on Facebook for product information and special promotions, and rumor has it, you can also now find Klutz hanging out on Pinterest!
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Disclosure: As a Klutz ambassador, I have been compensated for my time and given products to review. Rest assured that I am committed to only sharing products I feel my readers will benefit from and enjoy, and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

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2 Responses to The Perfect Book for Lego-Maniacs

  1. Christa November 1, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    What a great gift idea for my son. He’s definitely getting this. I love how it comes with the legos needed to make the contraptions. Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      He will love it, Christa! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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