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VEX Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG
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VEX Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG

$19.99
SKU#: 406-4210
Build the Crossbow™ from over 150 VEX® robotics pieces!
  • Compatible with education VEX IQ pieces
  • Collect all VEX Robotics ball machines
  • STEM based construction kit
  • 2 foam darts included
  • Batteries not required
  • Ages 14 years and up
Feel the rush of commanding your own legion with the VEX® Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG®, inspired by the ancient Roman and Greek ballista from 100BC. This modern machine still uses the same ancient mechanics that helped Rome's greatest generals rule the battlefield.

The toy crossbow has a firing lever that releases the lock and fires a dart when pressed! Adjust the distance knob to control how far back the arms are pulled before release and height knob to control how high up the Crossbow™ is aimed before firing.

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Crossbow™ at the same time! Explore the technology behind some of the most influential inventions of our culture's Age of Innovation!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.The VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Crossbow's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.

Caution: Do not aim at eyes or face. To Avoid Injury: Use only projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile launcher. VEX Robotics Crossbow is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 14+
Choking Hazard Message
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Batteries Included?
Yes

Customer Reviews 13 item(s)

  • Okay I gues
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It's okay but doesn't shoot very far
    Review by Linn (Posted on 3/25/2017)
  • Glad it was a present, cause we wouldn't buy it.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It took about 2 hours for my 11 year old son to assemble. He was disappointed that it only went 3 feet. He tried various rubber band configurations and got it to 6 feet. He wished the alternate builds were in the directions and since he doesn't have the ability to go online, he won't get the instructions. He found that using nerf bullets were better, because of the top heavy darts included with this kit did not shoot well. Do to friction of the launch mechanism, the launcher will remain slow and darts barely fly.
    Review by pjmnc (Posted on 1/1/2017)
  • Fun, but don't expect long distance
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    My 7 year old built this with very little guidance in about 2-hours. It was fun and he enjoys it, but we at not getting more than 2 or 3-feet of travel. It does make you think.
    Review by Mr. Mean Guy (Posted on 11/25/2016)
  • Realy cool, but hard to build
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Realy cool, but hard to build. even my dad who builds robots for a living got frustrated
    Review by the BOB (Posted on 8/26/2016)
  • Okay
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bottom line: This is a toy built with my kids and they enjoyed it. It would not hold up to repeated abuse from them. It does not go very far (we were able to hit a target at 5 ft). It is a good introduction, but if you are expecting a real ballista, this isn't it.
    Review by JD (Posted on 8/22/2016)
  • Disappointing toy
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It is a very rhetoric toy .big claims but only goes 2 feet if it's your best day.....a very disappointing build.☹️
    Review by Crossbow maker (Posted on 7/9/2016)
  • Good learning tool in need of quality upgrade.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I agree with Trish. (Bought in Erina, Australia for grandson to build with father.) A good learning tool for under-10s, but does not perform well as a toy. Dart needs a smooth launch sleeve. No manual for the alternative builds.
    Review by ED (Posted on 5/4/2016)
  • Uhhh
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bruh
    Review by Gabe (Posted on 4/2/2016)
  • Uhhh
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bruh
    Review by Gabe (Posted on 4/2/2016)
  • Not well designed
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    My son got part way through building and had to quite. The gear binds and doesn't turn freely like it should. Both dad and grandpa (an engineer) looked at it and concluded the same thing. Box shows alternate builds but you have to come to the website to get the plans. They should be included in the box.
    Review by mominchief (Posted on 3/11/2016)
  • Buy this toy
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    • Quality
    • Value
    Goooood super good buy this it's super fun!!!!!
    Hard to make but awesome
    Review by Jackie Wang (Posted on 2/25/2016)
  • Not worth the time.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    After spending hours of building, it barely works.
    Review by Dana (Posted on 1/9/2016)
  • neat but didn't work well
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Neat toy but hard to put together. The two hardest steps were 7 and 26. In step 7 the metal rod does not stay into the frame so you have to push it back in all the time. In step 26, you have to hold several pieces together while lining up the wheels and getting the rubber bands to stay in place. After all that the darts only go about 4 inches away if you are lucky. The rubber band used to hold the launch handel down is too loose so we had to double it.
    If this is for future engineer students, please redesign so kids can actually use it after spending hours building and don't feel like they wasted their time.
    Review by trish (Posted on 1/3/2016)
Details
Feel the rush of commanding your own legion with the VEX® Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG®, inspired by the ancient Roman and Greek ballista from 100BC. This modern machine still uses the same ancient mechanics that helped Rome's greatest generals rule the battlefield.

The toy crossbow has a firing lever that releases the lock and fires a dart when pressed! Adjust the distance knob to control how far back the arms are pulled before release and height knob to control how high up the Crossbow™ is aimed before firing.

This construction kit challenges you to not only Build Genius™, but also build a fully functional VEX® Robotic Crossbow™ at the same time! Explore the technology behind some of the most influential inventions of our culture's Age of Innovation!

HEXBUG® believes in using the fun of robotic toys to teach kids important STEM principles through hands on learning.The VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ feature two alternate builds for more robotic fun! All Crossbow's™ construction pieces are compatible with educational VEX® IQ pieces to create your own custom VEX® robot and explore unlimited possibilities.

Caution: Do not aim at eyes or face. To Avoid Injury: Use only projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile launcher. VEX Robotics Crossbow is compliant with CPSIA standards. Ages 14+
Additional Info
Choking Hazard Message
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD- Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Batteries Included?
Yes
Videos
Instructions

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CROSSBOW Instructions

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CROSSBOW Alternate Build Instructions: Handheld

Click Here to Download VEX ROBOTICS CROSSBOW Alternate Build Instructions: VEX-Wing

Reviews

Customer Reviews 13 item(s)

  • Okay I gues
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It's okay but doesn't shoot very far
    Review by Linn (Posted on 3/25/2017)
  • Glad it was a present, cause we wouldn't buy it.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It took about 2 hours for my 11 year old son to assemble. He was disappointed that it only went 3 feet. He tried various rubber band configurations and got it to 6 feet. He wished the alternate builds were in the directions and since he doesn't have the ability to go online, he won't get the instructions. He found that using nerf bullets were better, because of the top heavy darts included with this kit did not shoot well. Do to friction of the launch mechanism, the launcher will remain slow and darts barely fly.
    Review by pjmnc (Posted on 1/1/2017)
  • Fun, but don't expect long distance
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    My 7 year old built this with very little guidance in about 2-hours. It was fun and he enjoys it, but we at not getting more than 2 or 3-feet of travel. It does make you think.
    Review by Mr. Mean Guy (Posted on 11/25/2016)
  • Realy cool, but hard to build
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Realy cool, but hard to build. even my dad who builds robots for a living got frustrated
    Review by the BOB (Posted on 8/26/2016)
  • Okay
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bottom line: This is a toy built with my kids and they enjoyed it. It would not hold up to repeated abuse from them. It does not go very far (we were able to hit a target at 5 ft). It is a good introduction, but if you are expecting a real ballista, this isn't it.
    Review by JD (Posted on 8/22/2016)
  • Disappointing toy
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    It is a very rhetoric toy .big claims but only goes 2 feet if it's your best day.....a very disappointing build.☹️
    Review by Crossbow maker (Posted on 7/9/2016)
  • Good learning tool in need of quality upgrade.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    I agree with Trish. (Bought in Erina, Australia for grandson to build with father.) A good learning tool for under-10s, but does not perform well as a toy. Dart needs a smooth launch sleeve. No manual for the alternative builds.
    Review by ED (Posted on 5/4/2016)
  • Uhhh
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bruh
    Review by Gabe (Posted on 4/2/2016)
  • Uhhh
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Bruh
    Review by Gabe (Posted on 4/2/2016)
  • Not well designed
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    My son got part way through building and had to quite. The gear binds and doesn't turn freely like it should. Both dad and grandpa (an engineer) looked at it and concluded the same thing. Box shows alternate builds but you have to come to the website to get the plans. They should be included in the box.
    Review by mominchief (Posted on 3/11/2016)
  • Buy this toy
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Goooood super good buy this it's super fun!!!!!
    Hard to make but awesome
    Review by Jackie Wang (Posted on 2/25/2016)
  • Not worth the time.
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    After spending hours of building, it barely works.
    Review by Dana (Posted on 1/9/2016)
  • neat but didn't work well
    • Price
    • Quality
    • Value
    Neat toy but hard to put together. The two hardest steps were 7 and 26. In step 7 the metal rod does not stay into the frame so you have to push it back in all the time. In step 26, you have to hold several pieces together while lining up the wheels and getting the rubber bands to stay in place. After all that the darts only go about 4 inches away if you are lucky. The rubber band used to hold the launch handel down is too loose so we had to double it.
    If this is for future engineer students, please redesign so kids can actually use it after spending hours building and don't feel like they wasted their time.
    Review by trish (Posted on 1/3/2016)

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