Gifts for kids who like to build and drive

  • Associated Press
  • Friday, December 2, 2011 5:36pm
  • Life

Stuck for gift ideas for the kids? Here are a few suggestions to help Santa out of a jam:

Lego kids

Lego lunch set: Licensed Lego lunch box in the shape of a brick, with two mini-boxes also made to look like the real thing, along with a drinking bottle topped by an iconic yellow Lego head for the cap. From Plast Team.

Giant Lego brick for room storage: Also licensed, storage boxes with lids that stack, wastebaskets with yellow-headed lids included. Heads also come as storage in two sizes. From Plast Team.

Lego Life of George: For use with iPhone and iPod Touch. A new, 122-piece building game in a box featuring a little dude named George that’s interactive with the two devices. One or two players build models based on challenges received on phone or Touch using a building base included. Various difficulty levels. Works with iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch fourth generation. Marked for ages 14 and up due to social media tie-ins, the game would be good for kids as young as 8.

“The Lego Ideas Book”: Tips from master builders on taking what a child already has and making something new. Divided into six themes, including transportation, buildings, space and kingdoms. By Daniel Lipkowitz. From DK Children.

Go-Go kids

Bit Bikes: Curved wood bodies and two wide wheels in neon pink, blue, orange and green with seats to match for new walkers or toddlers who love to roll. Handlebars built into front of the unusual design. From Glodos.

Play-Doh “Cars 2” Mini Box Playset: Molds to create 12 characters from the movie, includes four, 2-ounce cans of Play-Doh. From Hasbro.

Tip Trucks: Minimalist but high design trucks with hinged beds. Small enough for little hands. Rubber wheels and a facelike front. From Kid O Products.

Red Bullet Balance Bike: Looks like a regular bike, only there are no pedals or training wheels. Children learn how to ride a two-wheeler through balance. Seat adjusts to keep feet low to the ground. By Chicco.

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