Construct a whole zoo's worth of remote-controlled animals with this set from Thames & Kosmos! Your robots will have mechanical insides covered by colorful plastic "skins." The animals all move using different mechanisms, each one mimicking the movement of the real animal it represents. A two-button remote control unit moves the small, lightweight motor forward and in reverse, allowing the models to move forward or backward.
Build an elephant that walks, a scorpion that crawls along, and a cute little penguin that waddles. Construct a rabbit that bounds forward, a crab that scurries sideways, and an orangutan that climbs hand over hand along a string. You can even build a couple of dinosaurs: a Tyrannosaurus rex that walks on two legs and a Pteranodon that "flies" along a cord. When you are done, use the same 94 building pieces to dream up your own mechanical animal creations! A full-color, 36-page step-by-step illustrated manual helps kids assemble all of the models, and teaches them about the animals they are modeling and the ways different animals move.
|8 and up
|Parent's Choice Award
|Thames & Kosmos
|14.6 L x 11.5 W x 3.1 H inches