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26 Mind-blowing Vex Robotics Kits That Inspire and Educate

Robots are such a good thing for your child to be interested in. Who knows, your child might be the one to invent the next generation of robots? Encourage this interest with some of the best Vex Robotics kits around at the moment. There’s something for everyone and learning won’t feel like a chore.

You could use any one of these Vex Robotics kits in this list to encourage your kids interests in robots.

HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm

HEXBUG VEX Motorized Robotic Arm

Get inside the world of industry robots, the type which work on an assembly line, with this robot kit. The Vex Robotics Robotic Arm is on a crane which can turn 360 degrees, mimicking the movements of similar industry robots, just on a smaller scale.

$47.40


VEX Explorers Rover by HEXBUG

VEX Explorers Rover by HEXBUG

Space travel and rocket science rely heavily on robotics. If your kids are interested in all things space, this Vex Robotics Rover is ideal for them. Snap together the pieces to build the rover, add the included astronaut and then you’re ready to explore undiscovered galaxies.

$14.34


Hexbug VEX Robotics Bundle

Hexbug VEX Robotics Bundle

Recommended for kids aged 14 and over, they’ll have triple the fun with this Vex Robotics pack of three. Included are the Catapult, Slingshot and Crossbow. There’re also over 400 pieces that they can use to let their imaginations run wild and build any robot toy they like.

$69.99


VEX Robotics SwitchGrip Ball Shooter by HEXBUG

VEX Robotics SwitchGrip Ball Shooter by HEXBUG

Great for perfecting basic engineering skills, this robotics kit allows you to build a blaster which is capable of shooting balls over 20 feet! Based on STEM construction, the 140+ pieces will encourage your child to use their cognitive thinking as well as their scientific mind to build this shooter.

$17.99


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Ant

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Ant

Bringing together construction and programming, the Ant kit is based on STEM learning. Build the robot using the 150+ snap together pieces and add the centralized brain to allow it to understand your programming. Control it either with a remote control or set it to the automatic drive mode and watch it go.

$40.14


HEXBUG VEX Robotics 4-in-1 Kit

HEXBUG VEX Robotics 4-in-1 Kit

This Vex Robotics kit allows you to build 4 different giant HEXBUG’s or even a giant bug of your design. Containing over 650 pieces, you can build toy robots like the Ant or Spider and then program it, teaching your child the various components which come together when building a robot.

Prices Vary


VEX Robotics Tombstone By HEXBUG

VEX Robotics Tombstone By HEXBUG

Most robot enthusiasts will love the TV show BattleBots, where various home build robots go up against each other to see who’s got the best bot. Use this Vex Robotics kit to build a toy robot version of the champion Tombstone, complete with its signature spinning blade.

$27.99


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine

STEM education plays a big part in the science of robotics these days and this kit helps kids with STEM subjects through hands on learning and discovering. Construct a ball machine as well as an alternate build to really get a feel for building robot toys.

$29.99

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Catapult

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Catapult

Build a super cool catapult with this Vex Robotics kit and watch it hurtle balls more than 10 feet away, but it does have a winch which you can change the distance with. You can also use this robot toy catapult to teach your children the physics behind kinetic energy.

$18.99


VEX Explorers Discovery Command By HEXBUG

VEX Explorers Discovery Command By HEXBUG

Construct a team of space ready robots using the Discovery Command Vex Robotics kit. It also comes with three astronauts who are ready and waiting to control the three robots you’ve built; the Drone, Command Base and Mech Loader. Once they’re built, you’re ready to explore the stars and planets.

$19.99


HEXBUG VEX Robotic Arm

HEXBUG VEX Robotic Arm

This Robotics Arm from Vex is similar to those you’ll find on a construction line in industry work. It’ll raise objects up to 14 inches when you twist the left hand knob. Twist the right hand knob and the arm will extend up to 10 inches outwards.

$33.79


VEX Robotics Snap Shot Launcher

VEX Robotics Snap Shot Launcher

Made from snap together construction pieces, this handheld space blaster will be perfect for you to defend your territory from enemies. Load it up, lock onto your target and open fire! Watch the ammo launch over 10 feet with this robot toy from Vex Robotics.

Prices Vary


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Crossbow

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Crossbow

Inspired by the Roman and Greek weaponry from 100BC, this robotics kit allows you to build a fully functioning crossbow. With the ability for you to set the distance of your ammo with one knob and the height with another, this robot toy will make you feel like a true Roman legionnaire.

$14.99

HEXBUG VEX Hook Shot Ball Machine

HEXBUG VEX Hook Shot Ball Machine

STEM education is very important at the moment and STEM toys are a great way to introduce this to your children. Using this Vex Robotics kit, they’ll be able to build a shot ball machine with a hand crank, striker arm and a loop system.

$29.99


HEXBUG VEX Single Gear Racer

HEXBUG VEX Single Gear Racer

Combine their love of cars and robots with this easy to build pull back Vex Robotics racer car. It’s a great way to teach them how machines turn potential energy into kinetic energy. There’s also several gears which are great for talking to them about speed and torque.

$14.99


HEXBUG Kids VEX Robotics Orbit Kit

HEXBUG Kids VEX Robotics Orbit Kit

A perfect way to show your children the way the Earth orbits around the Sun. They’ll build this Vex Robotics kit and when it’s complete, they just have to turn the crank and see how both the solar and lunar cycles work in our solar system involving our Blue Planet.

Prices Vary


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Spider

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Spider

With over 350 snap together pieces and a centralized brain to bring it to life, the Vex Robotics Spider can be controlled via a remote control or by the autonomous drive mode. It’ll avoid obstacles, walk backwards and forwards and even change direction on its 6 legs.

$39.99


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Strandbeast

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Strandbeast

Perfect for budding robotic engineers, they can design, build and program their very own giant robot. Control it yourself using the remote control or set it to drive mode and watch it scuttle around on its own. They can even learn about basic programming with this kit, a vital skill when it comes to robotics.

Prices Vary


VEX Robotics Minotaur By HEXBUG

VEX Robotics Minotaur By HEXBUG

The mythical Minotaur was a firm fan favorite from the TV show, BattleBots. This Vex Robotics kit will allow you to build your very own robot toy of this beastly robot. This robot kit encourages STEM thinking to solve problems as you construct this bot from the 345+ pieces.

$27.00


VEX Robotics Crossfire Airplane Launcher

VEX Robotics Crossfire Airplane Launcher

Paper airplanes are fun to make but there’s usually a bit of an anti-climax when it comes to take off. But this snap together launcher robot kit solves that problem. Load on your airplane, pump the handle and watch your aircraft launch over 30+ feet.

$18.00


HEXBUG VEX Zip Flyer

HEXBUG VEX Zip Flyer

Once you’ve constructed this STEM toy, you can use it to shoot propellers over 30 feet into the air. Pull on the cord to launch them and the faster you pull the cord, the further your propeller will go. It can be built for table top action or portable hand-held play.

$12.99


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Screw Lift Ball Machine

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Screw Lift Ball Machine

This is a great way to combine both history and robotic science. This robot kit is based on the Greek invention, Archimedes Screw from the 3rd century BC. Your kids will be able to learn about the beginnings of this time-tested machine and then build a miniature version for themselves.

$29.99


VEX Explorers Rescue Division By HEXBUG

VEX Explorers Rescue Division By HEXBUG

Set them up for a space adventure with this Vex Robotics Explorers Rescue Division kit. Equipped with 2 astronauts, all your budding space explorers need to do is build the shuttle and command base using the snap together pieces and then add a whole heap of imagination.

$14.20


VEX Ambush Striker by Hexbug

VEX Ambush Striker by Hexbug

Fire balls at your target at a rate of one ball a second. There are 12 balls included with this robot kit so plenty of ammunition. It’s sat upon a pivoting base, allowing you to quickly change the direction of fire, depending on where your target is.

Prices Vary


HEXBUG VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit

HEXBUG VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit

Ideal for young robotic engineers, this robot kit allows you to build your own toy robot following the instructions, or even take control and design your own. There’s also 2 free programming software options so you can control the robot toy through its brain or via a remote control.

Prices Vary


HEXBUG VEX Robotics Pick and Drop Machine

HEXBUG VEX Robotics Pick and Drop Machine

This STEM based Vex Robotics kit has 3 grabber hands as well as a spinning crank which are used to grab and drop the balls. This sophisticated little robot toy allows you to explore the kinetic energy which goes through the crank to the arms and then picks up the balls.

$29.99

5 DIY Robotics Ideas

Floor Cleaning Robot with Vex Robotics System

Floor Cleaning Robot with Vex Robotics System

Are you fed up of vacuumingand mopping the floor yourself? Follow this tutorial and you’ll be able to build your very own floor cleaning robot using a Vex Robotics system. A paint roller picks up the crumbs and puts them in a dustpan while a water tank and mop clean the floor to your high standards.

Diy Hexbug Maze

Diy Hexbug Maze

Hexbugs are super popular right now but the accessories for them can be pretty expensive. Instead of spending money on the store-bought stuff, why not use this tutorial and you and your kid can build a DIY maze for their Hexbugs together? All you need is a large carboard box, duct tape, scissors and a pen.

Diy Hexbug Draw-Bot

Diy Hexbug Draw-Bot

A really cool arty and scientific project for a rainy day. Take a Hexbug, a yoghurt drink bottle, tape, elastic bands and some felt tips and you’ve got something that will keep your kids busy for hours. They could even use their arty bug to design cards or even wrapping paper.

Hacking Hexbug Spider to Add Computer Vision

Hacking Hexbug Spider to Add Computer Vision

This is definitely a tutorial for a more advance robotics fan. It shows you how to hack a Hexbug Spider to add computer vision using an Android smartphone. It’s a good way to add another dimension to the robot toy but also a good learning curve for a young robotics engineer.

Moving Ninjas and Minions

Moving Ninjas and Minions

This is a great scientific experiment. Decorate plastic cups as your kids favorite characters (this tutorial shows Minions and ninjas, but you can choose anything you like). Then tape a Hexbug to the inside and see what happens. Change up some variables too and see if your kid can predict what will happen.

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