Machines and Mechanisms


LEGO Education Machines & Mechanisms gives you the tools and activities to teach about real-world technology and engineering problems and solutions. Scroll down for Primary and Secondary school solutions.

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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

simple and 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.

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extend learning with add-on sets for simple and powered machines...

Lego renewable energy set

LEGO Education Renewable energy add-on set

Age: 8+ | 2 Pupils | 12 Pieces

This LEGO Education Renewable Energy add-on set allows students to learn about and understand renewable energy sources,  including: solar energy, wind energy and hydro energy. As well as the functionality and capability 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.



LEGO Education Pneumatics

Lego education 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-color 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 student worksheets.


teacher resources and supporting materials freely available

simple and powered machines

Want to go further with Simple and powered machines?

The Advancing with Simple and Powered Machines Curriculum Pack is for teachers who want to promote a challenging classroom environment and actively engage students in inquiry, reasoning and critical thinking. It is designed to apply the students’ prior learning in science, technology, and mathematics together with engineering skills, creativity and intuition to actively create new knowledge.


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

Machines and mechanisms for primary

 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.

simple machines

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.

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early simple machines

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.

Key Learning Values

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.