Jeppe Juul Jensen, LEGO Technic design manager, demonstrates the realistic remote-control wheel loader the toy company designed in partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment.
This ready-mix truck kit from the LEGO Group simulates the experience of working on a concrete pour and construction site. The truck has a drum that rotates, a movable chute, and a tipping cab. It also includes a truck driver, a construction crew member, 18 concrete-colored LEGO bricks, a wheelbarrow, and a coffee cup for break time. LEGO Group. www.lego.com
Kids love goofing around on the playground. Why not introduce them to the realm of parks and recreation? This wooden set includes a swing, jungle gym, see-saw, and sandbox—everything your offspring needs to inspire the park engineer within. PlanToys Inc. www.plantoys.com
This action-packed toy aims for fun more than realism, but it still offers an interesting look into the wastewater world. Kids get to delve down into the sewer with the Trashies figures, sliding down the slide and into the sludge. For more muck-filled fun, the Trash Pack brand offers a companion Garbage Truck vehicle. Moose Enterprises. www.trashpack.com