LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions.
Klutz's team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.
Klutz is a premium brand of book-based activity kits, designed to inspire creativity in every kid. Their unique combination of crystal-clear instructions, custom tools and materials, and hearty helpings of humor is 100% guaranteed to kick-start creativity. In a chain reaction, one thing leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another, which. ..well, you get the idea! With the stuff in this kit and a pile of your own ordinary LEGO bricks, you can build ten awesome machines that can be combined to make dozens of different chain reactions that use many steps to do a whole lot of nothing (or maybe something vaguely useful). Your machine could toss a gum wrapper into the trash, amuse your dog, deliver a message ('Oh Yeah!'), ring a bell, and generally make you the envy of the neighborhood.
Kit includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. There are also 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another… and another… and another.