Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2007

An elegant hybrid of remote-controlled toy, LEGO construction, and model, Creator Monster Dino is a satisfying Do-It-Yourself project for the older elementary school crowd. If your child is under twelve, adult assistance with this activity will almost certainly be a necessity. However, the directions are clear, the pieces are relatively easy to assemble, and at the end of the day you have a roaring, remote-controlled beast! And, kids won't even realize they're learning patience, basic robotics, and teamwork skills. The kit also includes instructions to rebuild the dinosaur into a remote-controlled spider or alligator. A must-have for the LEGO fanatic in your life! (Lego, $89.99)