Machines & Mechanisms for Secondary School

Discover how real-world technology and engineering works

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.

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.

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.

Key Learning Values

  • 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.

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