My grandson would like to motorize his LEGO builds. Does the Technic motor pack only work with Technic LEGO or can he mix it with the regular sets that he already has?

What should he start out with?

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    Hi amanda, welcome to Bricks Stack Exchange. There are many ways to add motion to LEGO bricks, could you be more specific about what you would like to create?
    – Ambo100
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 23:53

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I assume by the Technic motor pack you mean this:


The straightforward answer is in my opinion "no", the pack does not contain enough pieces, nor do System sets contain enough unless they were explicitly designed to have moving parts and allow motorization (e.g. the carousel or other LEGO expert fairground sets)

You need "some" LEGO Technic to allow for moving parts. The LEGO Technic itself is then in many ways compatible with System Lego.

The amount of Lego Technic your grandson will need depends too much on what he wants to achieve to give a generic answer.

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    Agreed. Specifically: most System kits use wheels that can't be motorized. If you have wheels with cross-shaped connections, they can accept an axle which can be driven by a motor. However: the quantity of technic parts in System kits has been increasing (in my subjective opinion) over the last 5 years or so, so it's possible that a kid would have enough pieces to do something useful with a motor. It strongly depends on which sets one owns. Commented Jan 11, 2018 at 20:52

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