Our Favorite Building and Construction Toys for 8 Year Olds

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Building toys make great gifts for 8-year-old boys! Construction toys encourage children’s critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. They’re also a brilliant way to encourage STEM abilities. On top of all that, they’re tons of fun! Looking for some of the very best building toys for 8-year-old boys? Here are our top picks!

Top Building & Construction Toys for 8 Year Olds:

  1. Ultralight Airplanes – Build & Fly
  2. Mega Cyborg Hand – Build Your Own
  3. Chain Reactions Lego Kit – Moving Machines
  4. Archi.Tech Smart House – 62 Pieces
  5. Tiny Robots – 15 Cool Motorized Builds
  6. BoomTrix Xtreme Trampoline Action – Multi Ball

1Ultralight Airplanes – Build & Fly, $21.95$21.95

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Soar through the skies…

This STEM building kit comes with all the ultralight plastic and bamboo parts that aviation fans need to build five different gliders. Follow the detailed instruction booklet to make a biplane, triplane, or tandem wing plane, or use the parts to build your own clever creation. Curious young scientists can even try out various wing positions and angles to discover how they affect flight and lift… A brilliantly fun building toy for future pilots and engineers!

2Mega Cyborg Hand – Build Your Own, $49.99$49.99

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Fits on your hand like a glove!

This hydraulic hand kit makes a totally original gift idea! Boys will have tons of fun building the 16-inch hand from over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes. Fill the tubes with water, then be amazed by the magic of hydraulic power, which allows the cyborg hand to simulate the movements of a human hand. Slip it on your hand like a glove and use the mechanical fingers to grab anything in your path — bottles, pencils, and more… This epic, endlessly entertaining building toy comes complete with a 40-page manual brimming with awesome experiment ideas and fun facts about robots and hydraulics. As fun as it is educational. Can anyone lend a hand?

3Chain Reactions Lego Kit – Moving Machines, $21.99$21.99

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Same old bricks, completely new tricks!

Eight-year-old boys who love LEGO will go bonkers for this incredible building set! Use the 30+ colorful LEGO elements, including ramps and balls, to make ten different designs of varying difficulty levels. Harness the power of kinetics to make your creations move on their own. You can even set them up in order so that each machine affects the movement of the next, like a domino chain! A totally original way to take your LEGO skills to the next level. Spin, pivot, drop, roll and have hours of LEGO-building fun…

4Archi.Tech Smart House – 62 Pieces, $49.99$49.99

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The ultimate building kit for future architects

Aspiring architects and designers, this is the building toy for you! This amazing experiment kit contains 20 electronic experiments and a modular building system that you can use to build a house, a castle, a treehouse, and more. Deck out your constructions with a speaker, a doorbell, a motion sensor, and lots of other cool electrical gadgets. This highly entertaining building set comes with a 32-page activity book, and it’s perfect for keeping kids busy on rainy days and quiet evenings at home!

5Tiny Robots – 15 Cool Motorized Builds, $21.99$21.99

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A building set that doesn’t take up much space…

Know an eight-year-old who’s interested in robotics? He’ll love this cool 26-piece kit! The fact that it’s all in miniature makes it even more fun to experiment with axles, gears, movement, and balance. The size also means this set won’t take over your living room! Kids will watch in awe as their 15 different robot creations begin to walk, roll, crawl, and spin… Comes complete with simple instructions and loads of design inspiration. A fabulously fun hands-on toy for aspiring inventors. Big science, tiny tools!

6BoomTrix Xtreme Trampoline Action – Multi Ball, $39.99$39.99

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High-action, high-speed fun!

This wildly inventive building set is sure to keep eight-year-olds entertained! Build a totally awesome bouncing course with trampolines, launchers, stunt walls, and other obstacles. Once you’re satisfied with your course, attempt to bounce the eight metal balls to the finish line. A fantastic building set for encouraging creativity and imagination. Ready, steady, bounce!

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