Ages 9+

Chain Reaction Workshop


Engineer your own awesome moving machines! Sturdy materials, moving mechanisms, and your imagination combine to create epic chain reactions. Learn how to build projects with the included instructions before engineering one-of-a-kind inventions with custom components and materials from home. Explore tips and see it in action!

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Why it’s awesome

  1. chain reaction machine moving on loop

    Make it move

    Level up your skills with 3 step-by-step chain reaction builds.

  2. flat lay shot of household items

    Engineer laughs

    Get inspired to make bigger chain reactions using stuff from home.

  3. mini clapper board

    Take one, action!

    Use the mini clapper board to make epic chain reaction videos.

What’s included?

  • tippy cups set (33 pcs)

  • motorized elevator set (18 pcs)

  • automated flags set (4 pcs)

  • 3 balls

  • 18 poles

  • 12 rails

  • 12 clips

  • 2 coils

  • ringer

  • hopper

  • dry erase marker

  • clapper board

  • 7 instruction cards

  • idea book

Topics explored

  1. Engineering + design

  2. Creativity + invention

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

We made eight iterations of the clip before we finally hit on a design that did everything we needed it to. Like the book says: try, test, tweak, and try again!

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Ping pong balls lost in the KiwiCo office


Longest chain reaction made during development


Number of times the elevator went up and down during kid testing



2 reviews



    Hours of fun here, constructing, adjusting, making the bell ring from a great distance!



    Gave this for a Christmas gift, and he LOVED it. It works great!

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