The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship was held April 25th – May 1st at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in Louisville Kentucky. Teams from all over the world came to compete in the EDR and IQ challenges. Alliances were made, life-long friendships were formed, and champions were crowned. Between the hustle and bustle of competition, exhibitors interacted with the teams and provided even more fun for attendees. The HEXBUG Creation Station made it’s annual return with more surprises in store than ever!
The highly-anticipated Build Off Competition returned with an overwhelming response. Over 400 kids turned in original build designs to be judged by a secret panel of judges, in hopes of winning an awesome HEXBUG prize. We also rolled out three unique selfie stations inspired by HEXBUG products, providing a places for families to make unforgettable memories!
HEXBUG toy demo tables allowed attendees to test out some of our craziest tech toys! Some of this year’s demo products (although not even on the market yet) were available to play with exclusively at the Creation Station. New items included the Remote Control HEXBUG Ring Racer, HEXBUG Robotic Soccer, and our best selling toys were there too, like HEXBUG nano Space and HEXBUG BattleBots!
Eight days, 421 entries, twenty winners. This year’s Build Off competition was our biggest yet. With no rules as to what you could submit, we saw the heart of imagination run wild. Submissions ranged from wearable armor, whimsical creatures, prehistoric dinosaurs, futuristic robots, and so much more! Below you’ll find our twenty prize-winning builds, along with the actual kids who made them. Scroll to see their entries!
A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and made this event so special for us. Interacting with kids from all over and sharing our love for educational play is our passion. It’s all possible because of HEXBUG fans like you. If you want more information on how to get involved with VEX Robotics Competition click HERE. To see the VEX Robotics IQ kits used to design the Creation Station builds above, click HERE.
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