Building and Engineering Toys you Will want to steal from your kids

By: Liz • September 20, 2018

Have you ever looked high and low for your phone only to discover your child happily playing a game on it? Or, searched for your favorite chips and found your kiddo polishing off the bag? Well it’s time to seek your revenge! We’ve found building and engineering toys you will want to steal from your kids — and we won’t blame you if you do. These toys are sophisticated, well-designed and the highest quality in STEM toys. They foster visual-spatial and problem-solving skills. But best of all, they are a genuine fun challenge for anyone who loves to tinker, construct, or build. So, let them have the phone. They can keep the bag of chips. You will be perfectly content with your … er, their new toys!

Dado Cubes

Its an exciting twist on classic building blocks! Young imaginations are engaged as the slits on each cube are interlocked to create an unlimited number of three-dimensional structures. Every configuration looks like a beautiful piece of architectural art!

Chaos Machine

Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of chaos! Learn all about chaos, the chaos theory, and the butterfly effect. Then, get hands-on and build pendulums that move in complete, continuous chaos! Its totally CHAOTIC!

4-in-1 Catapult Kit

Following along with the detailed instructions and learning guide, kids will get to transform the included, bearing-equipped rods and connectors into three types of powerful catapults, plus a powerful battering ram. Become a medieval engineer!

Deluxe Eco Robotics

Engineer 14 moving, rolling, and swimming robots! The process educates and fascinates the mind! Create a dog-bot, crawling turtle-bot, wheel bot, boat bot, roly poly bot, zombie bot, and eight more solar robots. Includes 2 Levels - Basic and Advanced.

LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox

Build 5 multi-functional creations that you can program and control with your own tablet device! Build a moving, talking robot, a powerful 4-tool rover, an interactive pet cat, an electric guitar, and an automated assembly line that actually builds mini models!

Snap It 3D Mechanics

Mechanics, electronics, and gears... Young engineers get to explore the principles of all three as they work their way through over 160 captivating circuitry experiments. Experience the thrills of creative technology while discovering a passion for learning!


Combining familiar parts, cutting edge design, and a 21st-century approach to collaboration, The OffBits system brings a unique new twist to classic construction fun. Delve into the nuts and bolts of character-building creativity!


As seen on ABCs Good Morning America! 2010 Parents Choice Award -Recommended! Flip, slide, turn, connect, combine, build with Fat Brain’s newest construction toy! Clever, colorful turtles snap & slide together in over 100 incredible ways! Each set of 24 Reptangles comes with a full-color bonus activity book with 80+ puzzles to encourage young minds to explore the world of geometry, design & construction.

Air Power Racer Kit

When the air chamber is full, you can release the compressed air; the air then expands and drives the vehicle a distance up to 50 meters in 35 seconds. The car is fast and furious fun that requires no batteries or specific weather conditions to limit its usage. Estimated assembly time is 4 hours.