HEXBUG’S VEX Battling Boxing Robots

VEX Balancing Boxing Bots
These products have been gifted to us in order to facilitate this review

We first fell in love with these robots at a holiday event earlier this year so we were pretty excited to get our hands on them at home and really see what they could do. So excited to give HEXBUG’S VEX Balancing Boxing Bots two thumbs up for a great holiday gift.

HEXBUG’S VEX Balancing Boxing Bots

This set comes with two self-stabilizing boxers but they come in 600+ pieces and it takes a little bit of work to get these guys built. My oldest two kids and I started off around 8 PM to try and get these robots built but I totally underestimated how long it would take. While I worked on one robot the kids worked on the other and after 5 hours we fell asleep with two robots that had no head or arms. After a couple of hours of solo building the next morning I was happy to pass the robots off to my kids.

At age 9 and 10, my kids could not be trusted to follow the instructions well enough to build these robots on their own. This is not necessarily a bad thing it just means that this toy is suited for either a child that has some experience building Hex products or one that has a parent eager to help.

I didn’t mind the one-on-two time with the kids while their younger siblings slept so the VEX Balancing Boxing Bots set was totally worth the work and if you’re a parent who loved putting together LEGO growing up you’ll love these. It’s surprising how much kids open up when they’re focusing on getting little pegs in the right holes.

As for battling, my kids have decided they would rather drive them around instead of fighting them. I think building these bots made them get really attached.

Once you pair the robots to your phone or tablet through the VEX Pilot app it’s pretty amazing to watch how responsive 300 tiny little parts can be when powered by the 6 AA batteries it takes. 

I think if you have a child who is into building things, robotics, science and tech this HEXBUG’S VEX Battling Boxing Robots set is an amazing gift. I am looking into a way we could display these in my son’s room while he’s not playing with them because they are quite the accomplishment and really fun to play with. 

Check out our video review to see these in action below. For more information on this duo head to the website

These products have been gifted to us in order to facilitate this review
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Amy Dawn
    December 6, 2018 / 10:28 am

    My boys would love them !!

  2. kristen visser
    December 6, 2018 / 10:29 am

    This is a fabulous idea for the older kiddos. My daughters are still to young for this one but what a great way to have children follow direction/instructions and build something themselves!

  3. Lynda Cook
    December 6, 2018 / 11:03 am

    These look like a lot of fun, and looks like it would take some time as well putting them all together, great toy for the older kids!

  4. Donna L.
    December 6, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    My nephew would love these toys.

  5. December 7, 2018 / 12:38 am

    my little boy would love theses toys

  6. Calvin
    December 8, 2018 / 1:35 am

    Fun brain stimulating games.. I think these make fantastic toys.. large age range these can entertain for

  7. Donna L.
    December 8, 2018 / 2:47 am

    I love these fun and educational toys.

  8. AD
    December 9, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    I know two boys who would love this! My godson also loves to build things, including robots… He would likely enjoy this toy.

  9. Tammi L.
    December 13, 2018 / 2:00 am

    I think these are amazing and I think my grandsons would really like them but at 10 and 11 they are still too rough in their play. I know that isn’t so of all kids, but I wouldn’t want to give these two a toy that costs over $200, especially one that says they’re made for fighting right on the box, lol. I actually think my 15 year old daughter would appreciate this more!

  10. Nate
    December 16, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    nice learning toy

  11. HEIDI C.
    December 18, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    This would make the perfect gift for my twin boys! They are really into STEM learning.

  12. Debbie White-Beattie
    December 21, 2018 / 4:55 am

    It looks like it would be lots of fun

  13. Tara Gauthier
    December 23, 2018 / 3:06 am

    My kids would love these, they are both interested in coding and robotics and would love playing with these!

  14. Shirley OFlynn
    February 26, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    These toys are so cool. My grandson would love them!

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 27, 2019 / 11:18 am

    These sound like great toys for older children, I’m sure some of my grandchildren would enjoy these. 🙂

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    March 15, 2019 / 11:56 am

    My grandsons would enjoy these robots, they sound like a lot of fun.