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31 STEM Building Toys to Fuel Their Minds

Help your children to build a bond of a lifetime with the world of engineering and construction using this awesome list of building toy sets! Whether they’re building a house, a car or even a robot; kids will love to learn as they play and build.

Give your kids the tools to succeed, and give them the gift of knowledge with this list of cool building toy sets!

BRIO Builder Construction Set Building Kit

BRIO Builder Construction Set Building Kit

Give your child the tools to build whatever they want, literally! This huge set by Brio has all the necessary tools and materials for kids to design and build practically anything. Durable in design and construction, it’s the perfect example of a STEM building toy.

$39.99


Be Amazing! Toys Flight History of Flight Model Kit

Be Amazing! Toys Flight History of Flight Model Kit

Give the gift of wings and watch them take off with this History of Flight Model Kit. Build and fly 4 different aircraft and learn about their history and the story behind each one! Easy and fun to assemble, kids will develop their knowledge while having hours of airtime fun.

$23.99


Meccano Roadster RC Model Building Set

Meccano Roadster RC Model Building Set

Meccano have brought us the ultimate building toy for kids. This kit allows you to build your very own working RC car. Children will learn valuable construction skills as well as developing their STEM education. Fun to build and fun to play with; get ready to race.

$53.87


Pinblock Freestyle Metallic

Pinblock Freestyle Metallic Building Blocks

5 colors, 1000 pieces, unlimited building capabilities…it can only be one thing: Pinblock! This awesome set gets children thinking as they design and construct models from their imagination. As a STEM building toy, Pinblock will help your child to learn as they play and have fun!

Prices Vary


Laser Pegs 4-in-1 Aircraft Building Set

Laser Pegs 4-in-1 Aircraft Building Set

Laser Pegs have introduced the aircraft set. Benefitting from 4 models in 1 box, this set gives children the power to build their very own airplanes! Connect to a power base and watch as their models light up before their eyes. Laser Pegs helps promote STEM learning through play.

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Ideal Frontier Logs Wood Construction Set

Ideal Frontier Logs Wood Construction Set

‘Wood’ you like a construction set that your kids will love and learn from? Then look no further. This 300 piece classic wood construction set is the perfect way to get your little ones thinking and learning while playing! Construct buildings, fences and more whilst encouraging STEM development.

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Magformers Standard Set

Magformers Standard Set

Magformers have harnessed the power of rare earth magnets to bring us this awesome construction set for kids. Designed for fun and cognitive development, it will encourage children to design and imagine during play! A great example of a building toy that does more than just entertain.

$41.63


Lauri Tall-Stackers Pegs Building Set

Lauri Tall-Stackers Pegs Building Set

Meet the construction kit for the youngest of builders! The Lauri Tall-Stackers set utilizes pegging technology to create endless building possibilities that children will love. As well as being a toy, this kit encourages kids to use their minds to overcome problems, and begin to use logic in thinking.

$35.70


K’NEX Building Set

K’NEX Building Set

Supplied in a convenient storage box, this construction set by K’NEX is made up of 863 iconic pieces, ready for play! Children can build to their hearts content with very little limitation. Let their imagination run wild and revel in the fact they are developing their STEM knowledge as they do so.

$47.00


Engino Constructions & Bridges Construction Kit

Engino Constructions & Bridges Construction Kit

This is the construction kit specifically designed for STEM development. Learn the theory and put it into action whilst building a multitude of bridges. Kids will pick up a world of knowledge as they discover force, weight distribution and more. This kit will leave children with a lot more than just a model bridge.

$36.99


Laser Pegs 4-in-1 Cars Building Set

Laser Pegs 4-in-1 Cars Building Set

Light it up with the Laser Pegs 4 in 1 Car Building Set. This brick construction kit is easy to assemble and allows children’s imagination to flow! Once built, kids can attach their masterpieces to a power base, and watch as their cars light up. Laser Pegs are also compatible with most other children’s building toys.

Prices Vary


Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Klutz have created an awesome set compatible with LEGO ready to fuel the minds of young inventors everywhere! The chain reactions set is a super fun, STEM building toy that encourages children to think logically. Use LEGO, and the supplied materials, to create and build cool moving machinery.

$17.43


Fort Boards Prime Pack Kids Fort Building Kit

Fort Boards Prime Pack Kids Fort Building Kit

Go big or go home! This building toy set contains a whopping 20 square feet of building boards, enough to construct some mega masterpieces. This STEM friendly set promotes problem solving and basic engineering skills in younger children; the best part is, they’ll have fun learning.

$99.98


ZOOB BuilderZ Kit

ZOOB BuilderZ Kit

ZOOB your way to engineering greatness with the ZOOB BuilderZ kit. Containing 250 pieces of colorful building material, all housed in a huge tub, children can create whatever it is that they desire. Statues, towers and even moving animals can be built! Give them the gift of a good, enjoyable education.

$61.54


Remote Control Building Kits for Kids

Remote Control Building Kits for Kids

Design, build and drive your very own remote controlled car with this amazing STEM set. The set holds enough connectible building pieces to invent and construct any number of car configurations, with detailed instructions too! Afterwards, pick up the controller and off you go!

Prices Vary


Laser Pegs National Geographic Dinosaurs Building Kit

Laser Pegs National Geographic Dinosaurs Building Kit

Illuminate the Jurassic era with the National Geographic edition of Laser Pegs. Complete with instructions, kids can build their own dinosaurs and light them up with the sound activated power base (pretty cool huh?). Your dino design will even be compatible with other building toys.

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Motorial Alien Robot Robotic Building Set Block Toy

Motorial Alien Robot Robotic Building Set Block Toy

Ever wanted your own alien robot pet? If so, build one with this fantastic construction set. Fun and learning go hand in hand as this toy has been designed with STEM development in mind. Follow the instructions and construct step by step; finally add the motor and watch him come to life.

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K’NEX Mighty Makers World Travels Building Set

K’NEX Mighty Makers World Travels Building Set

As stated on the box, K’NEX Mighty Makers is building big ideas. And with this set, your kids will be too! With the ability to build stunning landmarks, children will learn how to follow instructions and overcome problems. They can even use their own imagination to create a one of a kind masterpiece.

$169.95


Ideal Building Boards Wood Construction Set

Ideal Building Boards Wood Construction Set

Get your child the building toy that they will really benefit from. With 150 wooden construction boards, there’s no limit to what can be created with a bit of imagination. Or simply check the inspiration booklet if stuck. This set really helps develop kids’ STEM skills.

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HABA Pyramid Wooden Architectural Building Blocks

HABA Pyramid Wooden Architectural Building Blocks

A real test of imagination, this building toy set is like no other! Learn how to build your very own pyramid, just like the Ancient Egyptians. Fill your building with passageways, rooms and stairways as you learn about the building process required for such an oddly shaped building; and how the Egyptians built theirs.

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Learning Resources Gears Lights and Action Building Set

Learning Resources Gears Lights and Action Building Set

Gears, lights, action! Welcome to the colorful, fun world that is this building set. Beautiful to look at, your little ones will have an eternity of fun playing, building and learning. Children can build their masterpiece, then add batteries and watch it come to life with gears and lights! A perfect STEM building toy.

$40.38


IKOS Multi-Color Rainbow Spherical Building Blocks

IKOS Multi-Color Rainbow Spherical Building Blocks

With this building toy, your kids will really have a ball! Colorful, imaginative, fun and educational, the IKOS is a brilliant example of how STEM toys should be. Children will begin to use logic, solve problems and develop their motor skills all whilst playing!

$30.97


Real Construction Starter Set

Real Construction Starter Set

The Real Construction Starter Set is a great way to get the kids interested in building! This toy set is designed to imitate the look and feel of real life construction, using real tools. The included ‘wood’ is made out of foam so is safe to use! The kit contains enough materials for 3 different projects.

Prices Vary


PicassoTiles Magnet Building Tiles

PicassoTiles Magnet Building Tiles

Unlock the power of their imagination when you unleash them on PicassoTiles. This STEM building toy set allows children to create whatever they dream with no limitations. The stunning, colorful tiles are joined using magnets so can be rebuilt over and over as the child’s designs get more complex as they learn.

$49.99


Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center

Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center

Use a motor drill to improve their motor skills! This Design & Drill Activity Center is a fantastic way for kids to learn and develop, while having bags of quality play time. Children can drill their own pictures and designs using colored bolts and, in turn, build quality life skills!

$39.99


Family Cottage Themed Interconnecting Building Set

Family Cottage Themed Interconnecting Building Set

Small bricks, huge fun! Dimple have brought us this awesome buildable cottage set that kids will adore. This massive set includes all 816 pieces of minute detail; leaving children with a beautifully authentic house to play with and valuable STEM skills they can carry with them throughout life.

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set

Crank up the gears of their brain with this building toy set by Learning Resources. All these gears are perfect for helping to develop children’s cognitive abilities and improve: logic, problem solving, reasoning and more! An exciting, colorful way to learn that will be sure to leave kids entertained for weeks.

$44.76


Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit

Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit

Klutz and LEGO have teamed up to give us some crazy action contraptions. This 50 page manual shows children every step needed to build 16 of their own projects from the supplied selection of LEGO bricks! The proud owner of a Parents Choice Award, it is a brilliant way to improve children’s STEM learning skills.

$16.98


Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

Design, build and control with this awesome STEM building toy set. Watch as your children take charge and use their minds to create some cool, working RC vehicles and machines, overcoming some problems whilst they do. As they play, kids will inadvertently learn and expand their minds.

$69.88


SmartLab Toys Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

SmartLab Toys Demolition Lab Triple Blast Warehouse

Use all of your designing skills to create some huge structures, rig up the triple blast detonator and watch it all crumble before your very eyes…then do it all again! The Demolition Lab is the excitingly daring way to learn more about the sciences, while helping develop cognitive skills.

$26.97


Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit

Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit

Introducing the Kids First Aircraft Engineer Kit! Designed to help children aged 3 and over lift up and develop many important skills needed in life. A marvelously fun way to learn, this kit will see kids designing, building and following instructions to create their very own model aircraft.

$36.98

9 DIY STEM Building Ideas

Diy Popsicle Stick Bridge

Diy Popsicle Stick Bridge

Step 1 of this article is to eat a lot of popsicles (yum), so you know you’re in good hands! Using just the popsicle sticks and adhesive, you and the kids can design and construct your very own wooden bridge. A great project to really get your children interested in STEM learning.

How to make a Cardboard Canoe for Pool

How to make a Cardboard Canoe for Pool

This awesome instructable is a perfect way to really get your kids excited about how things work and improve their STEM skills. Using a small list of materials, and no more than a day of your time, you can build a floatable canoe out of cardboard for your children to play in.

Diy Build your Recycled Castle

Diy Build your Recycled Castle

Here we have a compilation of DIY projects that you and the kids can do together! What’s more, all of the following projects help children to learn and can improve and develop their thinking and building skills. Cheap, fun and valuable; there’s bound to be at least one project you are dying to try.

Biulding with Straws

Biulding with Straws

Hand picked from a book full of engineering challenges for kids, comes building with straws. The following DIY guide shows you everything that you need, and runs step by step through the challenge. Children will love competing to win and will have to use a number of cognitive abilities to succeed.

Papercraft Star Wars Droid

Papercraft Star Wars Droid

Follow the link and discover a printable, posable, papercraft Star Wars droid. Extremely satisfying to make, children will have a lot of fun whilst putting together the droid. The best part is, kids will be developing their STEM skills as they use logic, reasoning and problem solving to successfully build their bot.

Build a Birdhouse in 7 Easy Steps

Build a Birdhouse in 7 Easy Steps

If you have even a little bit of DIY experience, you and your young assistant can follow this guide and create yourselves a beautiful wooden birdhouse in only 7 steps! Kids can help with all steps of the build, and in doing so will learn many valuable lessons! Fun and educational, it’s a win win.

Popstick Catapults Tutorial

Popstick Catapults Tutorial

This buildable catapult is the ideal way for kids to begin to grasp an understanding of all the different aspects of STEM. A lot of fun to build, and friendly on the purse, you can build something that is a whole lot more than a toy.

How to Build a Fidget Spinner with Lego Bricks

How to Build a Fidget Spinner with Lego Bricks

Challenge children to use their knowledge to build their very own fidget spinner, the past year’s viral toy! Kids will have to gain an understanding of STEM, and use science and math to create a spinner that will stay spinning for as long as possible. This article breaks down how to begin.

How to Build an Epic LEGO Wall

How to Build an Epic LEGO Wall

Use the following article, video and free print out to create your very own epic LEGO wall. And trust me, it really is epic. With a few boxes of LEGO, a spare wall and a few ingredients, you and your children can build a wall that will give you more than its weight in fun and learning.

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