Machines & Mechanisms
Discover how the real world works
With Machines & Mechanisms, teachers can ignite STEM learning in scientific inquiry and creative engineering design. We help teachers with guidance, easy-to-use activities, and real-world inspiration, bridging into technology and science textbooks.
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Simple & Powered Machines Set
9686 | Age: 8+
This elementary school level core set contains a brick assortment and full-color building instruction booklets for twenty-eight models. Use this set to promote students’ fundamental STEM understanding of simple machines, structures and mechanisms.
Simple Machines Set
9689 | Age: 7+
This set features a brick assortment that includes gears, wheels and axles, levers and pulleys. Use this set to engage students in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life.
Renewable Energy Add-On Set
9688 | Age: 7+
This exciting add-on set allows students to learn about renewable energy sources and can be used with the Simple & Powered Machines Set (9686). The set includes a solar panel, turbine blades, a motor/generator, LED lights, an extension wire, a LEGO Energy Meter and full-colour building instructions for six LEGO models to build with 9686. Add the Renewable Energy Activity Pack (2009694) for detailed lesson plans to cover solar, wind and hydro power. Connected to the MINDSTORMS EV3 brick, the energy meter works as a sensor and can be used for both programming and data logging.
Pneumatics Add-On Set
9641 | Age: 6+
The Pneumatics Add-on Set for the 9686 Simple & Powered Machines Set provides five principle models and four real-life pneumatics models. Includes full-colour building instructions, pumps, tubes, cylinders, valves, air tank, and a manometer. Combine with the 2009695 activity pack to carry out 14 principle model activities, four new lesson plans, and two problem-solving tasks.
Early Simple Machines Set
9656 | Age: 5+
This set features a brick assortment and eight double-sided, full-color building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys and wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings.
Early Structures Set
9660 | Age: 5+
This set provides building ideas for 12 different structures, such as bridges and towers, as well as inspiration for four additional problem-solving models. Pulley wheels, movable hooks on strings, axles, double-sided activity cards and element overview included.
Power Functions M Motor
8883 | Age: 6+
Build an extra medium-strength, medium-sized M-Motor into your LEGO creations and watch things start moving!
Power Functions Light
8870 | Age: 6+
Add bright LED lights to your models to create glowing eyes, illuminated headlights, and anything else you can imagine and build!
Power Functions Extension Wire 20"
8871 | Age: 6+
Build your Power Functions-equipped models bigger, better and more mechanized and motorized than ever before by adding this 20-inch (50 cm) extension wire!
Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box
8878 | Age: 6+
This rechargeable battery box has built-in Lithium polymer batteries for low weight and maximum power. Use the 8887 10VDC LEGO Transformer to charge the battery! Motor speed can be controlled via the battery box speed control dial! Output voltage is 7.4V!
Power Functions Battery Box
8881 | Age: 6+
Give even more power and movement to your models with an extra battery box to supply power to your Power Functions motors! Each battery box can power 2 XL Motors or 4 M Motors at the same time. Requires 6 AA (1.5V) batteries, not included.
Power Functions XL Motor
8882 | Age: 6+
Add an extra XL-Motor to your models! This super-strong motor will give plenty of power to your models, whether it’s spinning a wheel or turning a system of gears. Use the XL Motor to animate larger builds. Requires battery box (Item 8881), not included.
Power Functions Extension Wire 8"
8886 | Age: 6+
Build your Power Functions-equipped models bigger, better and more mechanized and motorized by adding this 8-inch (20 cm) extension wire!
LEGO® Solar Panel
9667 | Age: 6+
The LEGO® Solar Panel provides sufficient power to operate the LEGO Energy Meter and motors. It delivers: 5V, 4mA in direct light from a 60W incandescent bulb positioned 25 cm from the solar panel (>2000 lux)
9668 | Age: 6+
Displays input and output in volts, watts, amps, and energy storage level in joules. Combine with 9669 Energy Storage to form the LEGO Energy Meter.
9669 | Age: 6+
This Ni-MH battery with connector is designed to be combined with the 9668 Energy Display. When combined, the two elements form the LEGO Energy Meter. Storage capacity: 150 mAh.
9670 | Age: 6+
The E-Motor is a 9V motor with an internal gearbox. Its 9.5:1 gearing ratio provides a maximum torque of 4.5 Ncm and approximately 800 rotations per minute without load. It also functions as a very efficient generator.
Machines & Mechanisms Replacement Pack 1
2000708 | Age: 6+
LEGO® Education Replacement Packs are the ideal way to replace key elements for your LEGO Education products. This pack includes elements for Simple & Powered Machines Set (9686).
Machines & Mechanisms Replacement Pack 2
2000709 | Age: 6+
LEGO® Education Replacement Packs are the ideal way to replace key elements for your LEGO Education products. This pack includes elements for Simple Machines Set (9689).
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