Make, build, learn: 13 cool techie toys to give this year

We love gifts that encourage kids, adults and all the teens in between to use their brains to make something amazing. And guess what? All the goodies on this gift list do just that! From games to DIY kits, puzzles to Angry Bird antics, here is a pile of prezzies sure to delight pretty much everyone. And hey, they just might learn something, too.


Clockwise: 4M Water Rocket Kit, $16, | Wacky Wigglers Mechanical Toy Set, $15, | LEGO Architecture Empire State Building, $20, | GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, $30,


Clockwise: 6-in-1 Solar Kit, $8, | Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit, $20, | Eitech Basic Mini Aircraft Construction Set, $10, | Propeller Racer: Green Science, $13, | Car Design Studio Kit, $25,


Clockwise: Sumoku, $14, | T.Rex Remote-controlled Puzzle, $15, | Deluxe Crystal Puzzle Eiffel Tower, $20, | K’NEX Angry Birds Building Set, $25,

Which techie toy was your favorite when you were little? Tell us in the comments!


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by Brittany Taylor | 2/1/2016