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Building sets after Lego's?

My son is 13 and he has always loved building with Lego's. He has 2 little brothers who still ask for sets & he loves playing with them, but he feels he is to old to ask for Lego's these days. Does anyone know of anything similar for older kids?

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txnmomof4

Asked by txnmomof4 at 1:03 PM on Sep. 25, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • K'Nex are pretty cool for older kids.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 1:05 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • Lego's has some great sets that aren't as child oriented. They have places and electronic sets. They get pricey though.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 1:05 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • Maybe some type of engineering or design software? Could be a potential career!
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:10 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • I've found some interesting toys like that for my teenage stepson here:

    http://www.thegrommet.com/
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:17 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • K'Nex or erector sets (do they still make those?)
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:19 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • On amazon (i'm sue you could find in Walmart or toys r us) they have motorized erector sets, so he could build a car
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 1:20 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • Motorized erector set sounds cool, going to look for that!!
    txnmomof4

    Comment by txnmomof4 (original poster) at 1:26 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • The next step in Lego is the robotics kits, if he's into that.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:02 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • there is also Rokenbok..they are also motorized but you can also program them to run on their own. They have all kinds of sets, some can be pretty pricey, from more basic/beginner to higher up.

    My son wants them(he is only 5) lol I have seen some good sets for cheaper on ebay.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:11 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

  • Nanoblock which are like Legos but smaller or anything of the really neat sets they have on the actual LEGO website which are more adult orientated (such as R2-D2 and globe)
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 2:27 PM on Sep. 25, 2013

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