Kids are builders too. Kits for designing and constructing radio controlled or remote controlled vehicles are as educational. as they are fun. Kids under 10 may need adult help and supervision but these RC kits feature easy-to-follow instructions. While the RCs built with these kits might not be the fastest or coolest looking cars on the block, they provide a fun learning experience for all ages.
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Suitable for a wide range of kids from pre-teens to teenagers, the Snap Rover requires no soldering -- circuits all snap together (hence the name!). In addition to simple forward, reverse, and turning movements with the remote control, the Snap Rover has lights and sound effects. Build multiple projects with this kit.
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For ages 7-12 years, Learning Resources M-Gears RC Kits (part of the Gears! Gears! Gears! line) come with color-coded instructions, colorful plastic, and interlocking gears. Different sets can be mixed and matched for more variety and they come with extras like a driver, pylon cones, and flags.
M-Gears Off-Road Racer and Tow Truck Building Set Image Courtesy of eToys.com
Its over 200 pieces snap right together to make an off-road vehicle or a tow truck. Comes with a motor base, cones, and other extras. As with other M-Gears, the parts work with other building sets for increased fun and variety. For ages 7-12 years.
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Use the 165 pieces to snap together a speedy roadster or other vehicle. Compatible with other M-Gears building sets for even more building fun, this kit is geared to 7-12 year olds.
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Even kids as young as 4 can build a remote controlled vehicle. Kids follow color-coded instructions to build this funny little car or other custom creation. It has infrared remote control and 133 pieces in all.