Mechanical Engineering Robotics With Thames & Kosmos

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My 9-year-old is an engineer at heart. He can look at something and build it with little effort either with or without instructions. Well, Thames & Kosmos has come out with a Mechanical Engineering Robotics set that has challenged him to really think.

The Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms is a set designed for kids ages 7 to 14 years old that is all about pneumatic machines. Kids can build six different mechanical models based on parts of robotic machines: arms, grabber, claws and legs. While building, kids learn the mechanical engineering principals behind the machines.

Each model uses a pneumatic system which is basically pumping air to move various pieces. Kids learn how pneumatic pressure moves pieces with air! My son was fascinated with how these models used air and not batteries or a plug! I admit I was pretty amazed at how it worked.

His favorite creation was the robotic arm that he could grip things with. Luckily the set came with a detailed manual with step-by-step illustrated instructions. He was able to fly through building the sets. You can only build one model at a time but the fun is building and re-building the sets, then of course playing with them.

This Thames & Kosmos set was a great starter set for him to learn mechanical engineering principals he was not aware of. He is starting to grasp how much an engineer really needs to know and understand. It clicked for him how the inside of machines works now.

What is great too about this set is you get so many pieces that your child can really build whatever they can dream up or just modify one of the sets in the manual. You don’t need to add anything to these sets, they are ready to be built and played with.

Check out the Thames & Kosmos website for the Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms set or find it at a store near you.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive a Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering: Robotic Arms

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Erika Sternberg says:

    My students would love these.

  2. Michelle Catallo says:

    Each of my kids has a LEGO bin and they all love to build to their imagination

  3. denise low says:

    My grandson loves to build the flying droids. He love them.

  4. My daughter loves to build robots

  5. laura feist says:

    loves to build trucks

  6. Kayla Klontz says:

    My son loves to build anything and everything with Legos!

  7. My great nephews love to build anything

  8. Karen Propes says:

    My Granddaughter loves building everything. She is in the Robot club at school and would love this so much!

  9. he likes to use legos

  10. My GranKids woukd LIKE this.

  11. Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    My son loves to build trains and cars.

  12. He loves to build different buildings.

  13. Ashley turicik says:

    My son loves to play with Legos. He usually builds buildings

  14. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My grandchildren love building castles, robots, cars, etc. They really enjoy anything that comes to building. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

  15. We like making castles!

  16. Sherrie Cruson says:

    My granddaughter’s loves to build Forts. Not sure if she has Lego’s are not.

  17. katie klein says:

    My son loves to build towers.

  18. He loves to build his own robots

  19. LOL I want to try this kit. Might be lots of fun! thanks!

  20. Marissa M says:

    We love to build with legos!

  21. Carrie Davis says:

    My son loves legos.

  22. Michelle S says:

    My son loves to build with Legos.

  23. My granddaughter loves to build with Legos.

  24. The 10 years old would be perfect for this. He loves hands on kits.

  25. Victoria Scott says:

    My children love Legos. My nephew loves building things like these! He is bound to be an engineer or architect one day!

  26. Amy Tolley says:

    Wow!! This is amazing robot. My son would love putting this together and exploring with this.

  27. They like to build houses and ponies.

  28. My son loves building spaceships and my daughter prefers building buildings

  29. vickie couturier says:

    my grandsons love to build ramps for their cars and garages fo put them in

  30. We like to build towers and buildings with blocks.

  31. Lana simanovicki says:

    My kids build robots

  32. Christie T says:

    My oldest son loves to build anything, from fans to robots to cars!

  33. he likes building buildings and vehicles

  34. My son loves to build with Legos! He’s also joined the robotics club at school this year and is loving that!

  35. My son loves to build cars with his Legos.

  36. Pauline Milner says:

    Cameron is always building robots with Lego. He has some really fun and original designs. He would go nuts for this prize! Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

  37. My granddaughter loves building motorized cars and boats with Lego sets.

  38. Lisa Williams says:

    My child loves to build robots and trains,and sometimes a house.

  39. Esperanza Gailliard says:

    My son loves to build lego houses and police cars from legos too!

  40. Anita Duvall says:

    I have three nephews who love to build anything and everything. From Legos to helping Dad add on to the house. Any of them would love this!!

  41. This looks like a lot of fun!

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