Vex Robotics for the Kid Who Loves To Build

Vex Robotics for the Kid Who Loves To Build

We have a builder in our house and it’s no surprise since we have been honing this kids skills since he was old enough to change the batteries on his own toys. Now that he is getting older and getting better at following instructions we have decided to also up his building game with some new sets from HexBug Vex Robotics.

Vex Robotics for the Holidays

These toys are for the advanced builder. We took the opportunity to get in some bonding time by locking ourselves in the room and building away from the inquisitive eyes of the little kids. I will tell you this though after the hour it took us to get all of the pieces together for each one they have been in use since. These toys and actually this whole brand is great for kids who are interested in seeing how things work and robots. 

VEX® Robotics Snap ShotTM

Wield the power to defend your turf by building your own handheld space blaster! Sneak up on friend or foe with the VEX® Robotics Snap ShotTM. Watch as the ammo drops down and secures into position. Lock target, aim, and send projectiles flying over ten feet for long-range attacks! Open construction with snap-together pieces allows for a glimpse at the planetary gears and real working shock absorber style springs. Learn how simple gear ratios and spring energy ensure that no one down range is safe. VEX Robotics is dedicated to teaching kids the science behind the fun through hands-on learning with its STEM based robotics construction kits. Assemble and annihilate. VEX Robotics Snap Shot (CDN $27.99) is compliant with CPSIA standards. Includes 4 blaster balls. Batteries not required. Available at Toys R Us, Mastermind Toys and HEXBUG.com. Ages 14 and up.

I found this great video of it in action on Youtube

VEX® Robotics Zip FlyerTM

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Ready? Set. Take to the sky! Introducing the VEX® Robotics Zip FlyerTM, a re-envisioned take on airborne adventures. This robotic gadget is capable of shooting propellers over 30 feet in the air! Pull the zip-cord stick to release, the faster you pull, the higher they’ll go. The excitement doesn’t stop there, the VEX Robotics Zip Flyer can be built for both hand-held and tabletop action. Two ways to build, two ways to launch. Once it’s up and running, this model is fun for hours. VEX Robotics is dedicated to promoting the rewarding and exciting hands-on learning that comes from its STEM-based construction kits. Challenge yourself and your friends, how far can you make your propellers travel?VEX Robotics Zip Flyer (CDN $18.19) is compliant with CPSIA standards. Includes 3 propeller flyers.Batteries not required. Available at Toys R Us, Mastermind Toys and HEXBUG.com. Ages 14 years and up.

And a video of this one in action:

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We received these products to do our feature. All opinions are our own.
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. Treen Goodwin
    November 30, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    this is awesome . my grandson would love it , so many hours of fun , thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Lynda Cook
    December 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun for the builder in the family!!

  3. kristen visser
    December 2, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    ok now those Robotic toys are too cool! seriously my hubby would actually enjoy one of those !