Common misconception—educational STEM toys aren’t playthings, they’re actually stepping stones. These construction kits are the catalysts which introduce kids to the diverse world of science, technology, math, and engineering. Through assembling hands-on builds, young minds uncover basic problem-solving skills, as well as gain the confidence to conquer everyday challenges. Read along below as we showcase the very best STEM toys for 2018. Included with each product description are real-life customer testimonials that prove VEX Robotics kits are educational fun, with the ability to change lives.
This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius, but also build a pull back VEX Robotics Single Gear Racer at the same time. This Single Gear Racer teaches you about how machines convert potential energy into kinetic energy, while the multiple gear ratios teach you about the fundamental principles behind speed and torque. Pull back and release the fun with the VEX Robotics Single Gear Racer by HEXBUG. HEXBUG believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.
Click HERE to learn more about the VEX Robotics Gear Racer by HEXBUG
“Arrived quickly. My husband would love to keep it so he could play with it, but it is going to make my nephew very happy!” – HEXBUG Customer
“Super cool car! When I pulled it back it shot forward so fast. Our dog went crazy, fun for the whole family. Even mom!!” – HEXBUG Customer
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.
Click HERE to learn more about the VEX Robotics Zip Flyer by HEXBUG
“Good learning and creative toy.” – HEXBUG Customer
“Grandson loved this toy. Flies high gave him a chance to get outside in winter. Had fun putting it together.” – HEXBUG Customer
Wield the power to defend your turf by building your own handheld space blaster! 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.
Click HERE to learn more about the VEX Robotics Snap Shot by HEXBUG
“7 year old daughter loved it she did have a little help putting in the small pegs and with the directions but the package does say 14+ so this was expected. She and her older brother love playing with this and the catapult one he has, best gift ever they both said. Both kids have asked for more for their next birthdays and Christmases.” – HEXBUG Customer
“This is a great build. My 7 year old and I built it together and it took quite awhile. It is a fun project to work on and spend time together. The balls shoot really far and for added fun, our cat loves to chase them!” – HEXBUG Customer
Assemble an imaginative blaster with the VEX Robotics SwitchGrip Ball Shooter by HEXBUG. Fill your loader with ammo and perform the launcher’s signature pumping action to send projectile balls flying over 20+ feet! Intended as an entryway to STEM, this toy aims to curate an engineer’s mentality through one of the most effective play patterns.
Click HERE to learn more about the VEX Robotics SwitchGrip by HEXBUG
“This shooter is ridiculously fun to fire once it’s built. I was surprised by the distance given the lack of electronics.” – HEXBUG Customer
“I bought this for some friends and we ended up building it together over the weekend. The instructions were clear and fun and we all felt accomplished when it was complete. The ease of use of the “trigger” is really fun and well engineering. The balls travel pretty fast so don’t get too close to anyone. I could see the also being a fun office toy!” – HEXBUG Customer
This sophisticated motorized weaponry features a pivoting base, allowing you to instantly change the direction of fire! Hit your target every time with a rapid-fire barrage of shots that travel over 10 feet! Stun your adversary and take no mercy. Built from over 300 pieces, this machine fires balls one after another at a rate of one ball per second (12 balls included). VEX Robotics is dedicated to inspiring future generations of engineers and problem solvers through fun hands-on learning with its STEM based construction kits. This machine teaches important scientific principles to its builders such as linkages, reciprocal and projectile motion.
Click HERE to learn more about the VEX Robotics Ambush Striker by HEXBUG
“Amazing toy! Grandson loved this for Christmas. He didn’t stop working on this until it was completed.” – HEXBUG Customer
“Awesome.. got this for 8 yr old and he liked it very much. Good quality product.” – HEXBUG Customer