Builder's Survival Kit

By GoldieBlox

$59.95
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The ultimate expansion pack for the most adventurous inventors for hours of fun and endless possibilities. Goldie’s Diary of Invention offers kids a wide-eyed perspective of Goldie’s world, and included prompts allow kids to build simple and small or big and bold.

  • Materials: Plastic, paper
  • Ages 7-12
  • Includes Goldie’s Diary of Inventions storybook
  • With over 190 pieces, this kit offers hours of fun and endless possibilities
  • Gives children the freedom to choose their own difficulty level
  • Included prompts allow kids to build simple and small or big and bold
  • Helps kids develop spatial skills through basic engineering principles while building their reading skills and confidence in problem solving
  • Warning: Choking hazard. Not for children under 3 years old
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 11" x 22" x 3"
  • Weight: 4 lbs.

2 Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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5

Granddaughter's delight!

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On time delivery and a gift that created "look, great, wow!" Yes, the 7 year old, her parents and Grammy are very pleased.

4

Awesome kit!

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My almost 9 year-old daughter got this for Christmas and loves, loves, loves it! One problem...if you build one item in the kit you have to disassemble it and use those parts to build something else. She loves the diary and has been able to assemble everything on her own. This has provided hours of entertainment and lots of added creativity! The downside? Some pieces really stick together tightly and she needed help twice separating pieces; also, the cardboard pieces don't look like they will stand the test of time. If the cardboard pieces were made of something more durable I would rate this 5 stars! Love the engineering aspect....awesome toy for a bright, independent little girl!More > < Less

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GoldieBlox - Engineering Toy

About GoldieBlox

Girl Power

Meet Goldie, a girl inventor who’s smart, curious, and loves to build things. In her first adventure, Goldie makes a spinning machine to help her dog, Nacho, chase his tail. Young readers can follow along with the book and construct their own spinning machine, just like Goldie. What they’re really building is a belt drive, which is a mechanical system that uses belts as a source of motion to transmit power. But “spinning machine” sounds a lot less intimidating and more relatable to kids, which is just what creator Debbie Sterling had in mind when she created this line of construction toys and books to encourage STEM learning.

Debbie, an engineer from Stanford University, left a comfortable job to pursue her dream of getting young girls to love engineering and science as much as she does. She created GoldieBlox, which is both a book and a construction toy, to empower kids to solve problems by building simple machines. The GoldieBlox set is fun and entertaining, yet it’s also improving kids’ spatial skills and teaching basic engineering principles.

GoldieBlox is girly—the colors and themes are clearly targeted at girls. But it avoids the stereotypical traps of some other girl-oriented toys. Goldie is a problem solver, not someone who passively waits to be rescued. She’s confident, ambitious and persevering.

The gender ratio in engineering is significantly skewed toward men (as high as 89%). By introducing girls to a female engineer role model, Debbie hopes to change that, one future engineer at a time. Like the spinning machine Goldie builds, the wheels are in motion.