Hexbug Vex Robots Review
Hexbug Vex robotics look like tons of fun. They’re robot insects that kids can build and control. You can choose from several creepy creatures like spiders, ants and beetles, or mix and match the sets.
It sounds like a super cool method of giving kids a robot collection for pretty cheap. But how do the Hexbug Vex robots perform in practice? Let’s take a look.
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Hexbug Vex Robotics Video
Hexbug Vex Robotics Toys Features
* Build your own personal robotic bug from a kit
* Customizable via programming variables
* Different bug designs to pick from
* Mix components of different bugs to make your own unique robot
* Batteries are supplied
* Age 8-15
Hexbug Vex Robotics Review
Children who enjoy mechanical or robotic toys will be sure to love Hexbug Vex Robotics. These toys come in sets which contain hundreds of pieces. Putting the set together is just as much fun as playing with the finished toy. It can take two hours or more to complete, depending on your child’s age and skill. Younger children may require assistance.
If you were to compare the price of the Hexbug Vex Robotic toy to the prices of the other robotic toys you would find that it is actually quite affordable. There are several similar sets selling for far more. The Hexbug sets aren’t only affordable, they are also cooler than the rest. They are designed to appeal to children ages 8 and up. Even teenagers will love to get a Hexbug set under the tree this year.
Each kit contains a CPU “brain” which has a distance sensor, and approximately 300 hundred pieces that easily snap together. Your child will be able to create a robotic ant, spider, scarab, or strandbeast.
Each bug acts and moves differently. The ant can climb over things instead of going around them, and te spider is able to turn it’s head all the way around. The scarab moves along quickly, keeping its body close to the ground.
The pictures of the Hexbug Vex robots that are available online do not do them justice. The bugs are actually quite a bit larger than they appear to be in the pictures. You’ll get a better idea by watching the video at the top of the page.
The Hexbug Vex Robotic toys are actually intelligent. They are true robots. The completed bugs are smart enough to know when they are near an object. They will sense it and go around. How cool is that?
What’s even better is that each different kit is compatible with the other kits. You can never get your child too many kits because they can always keep their original bugs and then also can mix and match pieces from other sets to create their own unique bugs.
The Hexbug Vex Robotic kits all come with a remote. Your child will be able to control where their bug goes, or can switch the setting so that the bug can decide where it wants to go by itself. The kits come with absolutely everything your child will need to build the Hexbug. You will not have to make any additional purchases.
Each kit is a different color and size. It’s hard to choose which one to get because they are all so cool. This is definitely a toy worth checking out. Kids who love robots and insects will be overjoyed to receive the Hexbug Vex Robotics toy. You may even find yourself wanting to help build and play with your child’s Hexbug with them. They really are that much fun.
Published December 11th, 2014