I enjoyed putting this together with my granddaughter, but the directions do not include the assembly needed to made the loading ramp go up and down (the long silver shaft leading from the crank area to the platform). The picture on the box and the online video show it, and I think the parts are included, but it’s not part of the described build. Maybe it’s an added do-it-yourself challenge?
Review by PapaB (Posted on 12/26/2017)
Fun but a bit expensive
As a 10 year old I enjoyed the Hexcalator. I didn't enjoy taking it apart [is there a tool to help?] The Gyrocopter was fun but disappointed that it is just a build [although easy to find online] and doesn't do anything!
Review by Bobtakular (Posted on 6/26/2017)
Great stuff for learning!
I teach a 3rd/4th grade class. We have a little experience with vex robots. The students were ecstatic when they saw the ball machine kits. It's a great way to introduce simple machines. They got even more excited when they realized the kits could be integrated with our existing robots. What fun!!!