With the Off-road Rovers kit, learn about belt drives and tank treads and engineer awesome motorised models that can drive over rough terrain.

Riding a bike on a smooth road surface is much more fun than riding on a sandy path. On the sand, the tires sink in and get stuck. The same is true of any type of vehicle with wheels. 

Tracked vehicles are much more complicated than normal vehicles. Tracked vehicles have wheels that roll along two tracks that turn in an endless loop. This spreads the weight of the vehicle over a larger surface area, so it does not sink into the ground.

Build these functional models, one at a time:

  • ATV 4WD
  • Dune Racer
  • Snowcat Plow
  • Stair Walker
  • Snow Scooter
  • Future Truck
  • Conveyor Belt
  • Bandsaw Machine
  • Belt Sander
  • Paper Plane Launcher

What's included:

  • 40-page, full-colour manual
  • Short anchor pin
  • Anchor pin
  • Shaft pin
  • Two-to-one converter
  • 90-degree converter - Y & X
  • 1-hole connector
  • 3-hole cross rod, black
  • 3-hole rod
  • 5-hole cross rod
  • 5-hole dual rod, black
  • 7-hole wide rounded rod
  • 7-hole flat rounded rod
  • 9 hole rod
  • Small gear
  • Medium gear
  • Wheel frame
  • Axles, 27 mm, 30 mm, 60 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm
  • Anchor pin Lever
  • Small pulley wheel
  • Medium pulley wheel
  • Rubber band, small
  • Belt, A & B
  • Large body piece
  • Small body piece, L & R
  • Motor and battery box

* Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included)

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

Once you've finished building the included designs, start designing and experimenting with the other models. The options are endless!

SKU 665142
Barcode # 814743013452
Brand Thames and Kosmos
Shipping Weight 0.6300kg
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