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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Starting them young

    We had xmas with two of my nephews tonight and my wife had picked up them each the Discover Toys Motor Works kits, for $25 each. At first I wondered how much they would be interested in them having to assemble their toys before they could play with them. After all the wrapping paper got picked up and batteries installed, the boys came and found me to assemble their toys. The kits come with a car, airplane, motorcycle, plastic screws, and a drill to assemble them with. I helped each through building a car and motorcycle and then they were assembling and disassembling it on their own over and over. I'd say it was a success.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Toys like that were my favorite as a kid. I had an aunt and uncle who always found the coolest "tinkering" gifts for me at Christmas.
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    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    'Wrenching' in the I miss those days Goooood Uncle, cool stuff!
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    I sure did like that kind of toy when I was a kid. Now I don't care for mechanical things. Examples: Lathes, drill presses, sanders, band saws, grinders, etc.

    I'm glad that the kids like that kind of thing. It is fun now and will sure help them when they are older.


    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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