Best Gears Building Sets

Updated March 2019
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Gears building sets allow children to connect pieces of building material together in a fashion that creates a machine. Most of the sets have an electrical component which allows your child to compose a design, turn it on, and watch it spin. They are a creative toy, though gear sets can be a little more complicated than other building block toys. Gear building sets do a good job of helping children explore engineering as they solve the puzzle of fitting blocks together correctly for their machine to work. An option to consider is a set that comes with a gear chain for added challenges. Gears building sets come with a lot of small pieces. It is a good idea to choose one with a sturdy box or carrying case, or to make sure you buy one to go with it. These toys are definitely for children who have learned to not put toys in their mouth.

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