Movie Machine

By GoldieBlox

$29.99
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Teach kids how to make their own movies with this GoldieBlox story and construction kit. Goldie and her gang of friends team up to invent a solution and save the Bloxtown Film Festival from being canceled. Kids learn how to build a zoetrope, a pre-cinema animation device, while learning about illustration and animation.

  • Materials: Plastic, paper
  • Ages 6+
  • Includes free app for iOS devices, storybook, and construction kit
  • A story and construction kit in one
  • Kids help Goldie and her gang of friends invent a solution and save the Bloxtown Film Festival from being canceled, while learning about illustration and animation, and how to build a zoetrope, a pre-cinema animation device
  • Storybook introduces two new characters: Li Gravity and Valentina Voltz, the series' first male and Latina characters
  • Newly engineered pieces are compatible with all GoldieBlox sets
  • Builds spatial skills, engineering principles (drawing, animation, zoetrope), reading skills, and confidence in problem solving
  • Comes equipped with 4 movie packs and instructions for creating endless original animations
  • Warning: Choking hazard. Not for children under 3 years old
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 11" x 11" x 2.28"
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

3 Reviews (4.7 out of 5 Grommets)

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Be your own director!

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Bought this for my seven year granddaughter and she absolutely loves it. She had her daddy play with it all the time. She truly enjoys everything she can do with it.More > < Less

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Love these items!

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Love these! I have now purchased 4 sets for my granddaughter. She really loves craft items and this another extension for her creativity.

4

Fun and encourages creativity

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This required some help from adults to get the drum onto the wheel. Otherwise, my 8 year old loved it. She is drawing scenes to make her own movies. She will have fun with this for a long time. Now we'll talk about the why's and how's.More > < Less

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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.