Machines & Mechanisms

Primary School

Machines & Mechanisms enable primary school pupils to discover how the real world works. With Machines & Mechanisms, pupils get an in-depth understanding of mechanical and structural principles built into everyday machines. By building, designing, and testing solutions, pupils work as young scientists and engineers, all while honing design technology, science, and maths skills. We support teachers by providing easy-to-use, age-appropriate, hands-on materials along with guided lessons that tick technology and science curriculum boxes.

  • Pupils can observe and investigate simple machines. Discover mechanical principles by exploring, investigating, and solving tasks related to mechanical principles as well as learn about energy, balance, buoyancy, and much more.



Early Simple Machines

Age: 5+ | 2 pupils | 102 pieces

This set contains a brick assortment and building instructions. It includes gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to conduct lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and pupil worksheets.

Simple Machines

Age: 7+ | 2 pupils | 204 pieces

This set contains a brick assortment that includes gears, wheels and axles, levers, and pulleys. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to engage students in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and student worksheets.

Secondary School

LEGO Education Machines & Mechanisms gives you the tools and activities to teach about real-world technology and engineering problems and solutions. Build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorised machines, capture wind and study gearing mechanisms. This range of tools takes the learning out of the books and places it directly into pupils’ hands. We help you get started quickly with easy-to-use activities, guidance and real-world inspiration that bridges technology and science textbooks.
  • Pupils design and observe the behaviour of their models. 
  • They reflect and re-design the model functionality and present their findings. 
  • Pupils build the models together, each focusing on their part of the model, strengthening their 21st-century skills in collaboration and communication.

Simple & Powered Machines

Age: 8+ | 2 pupils | 396 pieces

This set contains a brick assortment for exploring design and technology with more advanced mechanisms, structures, and forces. It includes 396 LEGO® Technic elements for creating a broad range of models that cover concepts such as forces and motion, measuring, energy and structure, all in a sturdy storage bin that includes a sorting tray. A motor is also included to allow pupils to build self-propelled machines, adding a totally new dimension of teaching opportunities to the solution. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to promote pupils' fundamental STEM understanding of simple and powered machines, structures, and mechanisms. The curriculum pack provides lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks, as well as teacher guides and pupil worksheets.


Renewable Energy Add-On Set

Age: 8+ |  2 pupils | 12 pieces

This add-on set allows pupils to learn about and understand renewable energy sources, including solar energy, wind energy and hydro energy, as well as the functionality and capability of of solar cells, wind turbines and hydro-electric power plants. The Renewable Energy Add-On Set can be used with the Simple & Powered Machines Set and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. The accompanying curriculum pack includes new lesson plans and problem-solving activities, as well as teacher guides and pupil worksheets.

Pneumatics Add-On Set

Age: 10+  |  2 pupils  |  31 pieces

This add-on set is intended to be combined with the Simple & Powered Machines Set. It includes pumps, tubes, cylinders, valves, air tank, a manometer, and full-colour building instructions for four real-life pneumatic models. The accompanying curriculum pack provides new lesson plans and problem-solving activities, as well as teacher guides and pupil worksheets.

Accessories & Replacement Parts

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 M Motor

8883  |  Age: 6+

Build an extra medium-strength, medium-sized M-Motor into your LEGO creations and watch things start moving!

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For more than 40 years, LEGO Education has been developing educational solutions based on a well-established educational theory that children learn best and remember more through hands-on experiences. Our products aren’t toys - instead home use of LEGO Education Learning Resources is intended to be a highly rewarding education experience that supplements locally applicable curriculum needs.

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