By Danai Woods on Sep 23, 2016 09:04 am


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is a popular trend in toys for a good reason. Parents world-over are witnessing firsthand the impact STEM has with their children, in and outside of the classroom. Improved grades, critical thinking, enhanced problem-solving and increased self-confidence are just a few results this juggernaut movement has to offer any young learner. And with the abundance of support growing behind the STEM movement, there is no better time to immerse your child in this learning platform.

HEXBUG’s “cradle to career” ideology promotes the notion that STEM fundamentals are beneficial in children’s early developmental playtime, all the way through elementary, middle and high school and well into their adult profession. STEM isn’t just about school skills, it’s about life skills. And HEXBUG is here to help. Our toys are designed to teach through hands-on play. It’s always been our mission to meld laughter with learning, and make sure that “good times” build great personal skill sets. In a world full of face glued-to-the-screen mindless electronics, we offer a smarter way of play.

VEX Robotics Construction Kits by HEXBUG are intuitive snap-together kits that use simple STEM techniques in a fun and exciting way. Take ordinary pieces and construct an awe-inspiring robotic arm, or a fully functional futuristic ball blaster. Tools and tech experience are not required. Check out these amazing kits, available now on!

Ready? Set. Take to the sky! Introducing the VEX® Robotics Zip Flyer, a re-envisioned take on airborne adventures. 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 handheld and tabletop action. Two ways to build, two ways to launch.

Wield the power to defend your turf by building your own handheld space blaster! Sneak up on friend or foe with the VEX® Robotics Snap Shot™. 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.

Have you ever wondered how industrial robots work? You know, the kind of robots that work on assembly lines building other complex pieces of machinery? Now you can unlock the mystery behind these sophisticated robots by building one of your own! Exclusively from HEXBUG® comes the VEX® Robotics Robotic Arm – a completely functional construction kit inspired by real industrial robot arms. This award-winning Robotic Arm is hand powered and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand.

Defend yourself in the midst of epic battle! Show your opponent what you have up your sleeve with the VEX® Robotics Ambush Striker™. 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. The VEX® Robotics Ambush Striker™ is exclusively found at Target.

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