Get Building with Great Construction Toys on FamilyCircle.com

In today’s installment of Toy Insider and Family Circle magazine’s “25 Days of Toys,” Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht and Family Circle’s Social Media Editor Sugey Palomares share toys that will keep kids busy building and playing for hours. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


 


LEGO CREATOR PIRATE ROLLER COASTER (LEGO)

  • Hold tight and prepare to scream as you set out on a Lego Creator three-in-one Pirate Roller Coaster adventure.
  • Set features a functional roller coaster with pirate-themed props, including a sunken galleon, skull archway, palm tree, and an octopus.
  • The working carriages are shark-themed and the ride’s main drop has a water splash feature and a cannon that fires water elements.
  • Other features include a ticket booth and a balloon stand.
  • This set can be rebuilt for further Lego fairground adventures aboard The Skull Ride or The Ship Ride.
  • Comes with four minifigures ready for the fun of the fairground, plus a skeleton figure.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $89.99
  • Available: Target, shop.lego.com, Amazon

SKY TRACK ADVENTURE SET (MAGFORMERS)

  • Enjoy racing adventures with the Magformers Sky Track 44-piece play set! Equipped with a sky shuttle and multiple track accessories, kids can create loops, ups and downs, twists and turns for endless flight fun.
  • Watch as your shuttle does a 360 spin and climbs the lift elevator!
  • When your track is completed, the Sky Shuttle will go off-road in its Sky car!
  • Ages:  3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, specialty stores

K’NEX THRILL RIDES: BIONIC BLAST ROLLER COASTER BUILDING SET (K’NEX, A DIVISION OF BASIC FUN!)

  • K’NEX Thrill Rides, plus K’NEX Ride It! App.
  • Bridges the gap between physical and digital play!
  • With over 800 parts, the stunning Bionic Blast Roller Coaster set includes made-in-the-U.S.A. Rods & Connectors, roller coaster track, coaster car, chain lift, cardboard VR viewer and eye-catching graphic panels
  • A motor moves the roller coaster car through two Ferris Wheels before the car rushes from the top of the coater back to the bottom.
  • Fully integrated with the K’NEX Ride It! app that lets you ride the Bionic Blast (and 8 other K’NEX Thrill Rides) in VR or 2D!
  • You can also build your own custom, digital roller coasters in the app
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, knex.com

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