By Andrew Liszewski
When I was a kid I was always partial to building toys like LEGO, Construx, Ramagon, K’nex, Pipeworks and even my friend’s Capsela sets. While I’m sure they helped foster my imagination, I liked the flexibility of being able to build whatever I wanted. And while I’m not sure if it’s the best choice for young kids, this Hydrodynamic Building Set can be reconfigured into everything from a water treatment plant, to a distillation plant to even an ice cream factory. I mean what kid wouldn’t love to spend the afternoon with their very own water treatment plant!
The set includes working tanks, pipes and valves that are all powered by an electric pump. All you need to supply is the water, and a bit of patience as you tweak the valves to produce the perfect flow. When fully constructed the working models look like they belong in a mad scientist’s laboratory, but they’ll probably guarantee you at least a B if you have a science fair coming up. At the least, your display will look a lot cooler than all those paper mache volcanoes.
You can find it at the Discovery Channel Store for $79.95.