This was a gift we got for our 6 year old daughter because she loves Legos so much. I often build with her and thought a box of mixed Legos would be great instead of always specific sets. She now has a great mix of colors and different bricks to build. It also comes with a little booklet with instructions and ideas for several things to build. Will definitely be buying more of these classic sets :)
We used this in groups of 5 in my 4th grade class. Each student was able to create a machine with help from the group. After creating the machine, they used the activity cards- reading and answering the questions for that machine. I went around and checked their answers and then they moved on to the next machine. This is a great tool for understanding simple machines, student led learning, and cooperative learning. I would also recommend the activity cards that go with it.
Great item, only wish it were bigger. My son finally started using this bucket. He has several lego sets and after they are put together there are always some extra pieces so he uses this bucket for all the extra pieces that have no home and then he can build his own creative piece when he has a pile.
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