I know some of you may have heard of Hexbug Micro Robotic Creatures, but if you haven't-you're wondering what on earth a hexbug is! It is, quite simply, a really unique robot of sorts! Hexbugs are mini robotic animals, and come in a variety of types; crab, ant, inchworm, etc. And of course, the Nano. I received a Hexbug Nano Starter Set, which includes 1 "extremely rare mutation", 2 curved pieces, and 1 hexagon piece.
The pieces pop together very easily to build a "playpen" for your nano. I have to admit, even I found watching the Nano scurry around was fun! Of course the kids loved it, and all stood around enjoying the fun! Some of the comments I heard were "Hey! Come look at this!" "Can you buy more pieces to make the play area bigger?" and, from an unnamed grown-up in the family :) was "He's so cute! I want one!". As you can tell, the Hexbug Nano is a huge hit with our family.
I found it neat that the Nano can flip onto it's back while bouncing around, and flip right back over! Here's a short video so you can see just how fun this creature really is.
A Hexbug would make a great gift for the holidays; choose from several different creatures and sets! The Starter Sets are only $10.99 so it's a great price for a fun gift!
"By leveraging our robotics expertise, we entered the toy industry in 2007 with the launch of the HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures product line. HEXBUG was designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. Our passion for robotics, as demonstrated by our VEX Robotics program, was the main catalyst fueling HEXBUG's inception. Hence, the brand was born! People are drawn to the HEXBUG brand for our products’ fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching packaging. Some of the products are so animated, they even fool cats, dogs and some humans into thinking they are alive!"