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VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set

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VEX Robotics Crossbow Construction Set

Defend your domain with the VEX Robotics Crossbow Construction Set. Hearken back to the age of the ancient Greeks and Romans, when massive, powerful ballistae were used to penetrate the defenses of opposing cities. Use over 150 pieces to create a hand-powered crossbow launcher that uses the same mechanics as old-school weapons of war to fire off the two included foam darts up to 15'. You can also alternate between the set's handheld and Vex-Wing builds when you want to change things up.

Product Highlights

  • Build and operate the crossbow by hand to gain a better grasp on the concept of torsion
  • Fire off the two included foam darts with the hand-powered crank and variable-power release
  • Uses the same mechanics as the ancient Greek and Roman ballista
  • Ratcheting winch is fully functional
  • Can be built in handheld and Vex-Wing models
  • Recommended for ages 14 years and older

What's Included

  • VEX Robotics Crossbow Construction Set
  • Two foam darts
Real mechanical action
Learn how torsion helps launch projectiles along with other valuable STEM principles by building this hand-powered crossbow. Based on the ballista used to fire spears in ancient times, this model uses a similar winch and crank to launch foam darts.
Historic design
Recreate the powerful firing action of the ancient Greek and Roman weapon with the crossbow-style launching design. Two darts are included, and a release allows you to vary each shot's power.

Product Description

Feel the rush of commanding your own legion with the VEX® Robotics Crossbow by Hexbug® inspired by the ancient Roman and Greek ballista from 100 BC! This modern machine still uses the same ancient mechanics that helped Rome's greatest generals rule the battlefield. This machine teaches kids the role torsion plays in launching projectiles other STEM principals through hands on experience.

The VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set Features:

  • A fully functioning ratcheting winch

  • A release for variable shot power

  • Hand crank power to launch foam darts/2 darts included

Features

  • Hand crank power to launch foam darts/2 darts included

Additional Info

257002

813757B7

807648042108

406-4210

0.3 pounds

10.7 x 9.0 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Innovation First IncVEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set
 
3.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Promotes learning (13)
  • Interactive (11)
  • Fun (10)
  • Effective demonstration (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (12)
  • Gift (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great gift choice

Love the Vex robotics offerings. I got this for my nephew (11) and he loves it. I like that it builds his enthusiasm for the mechanical but also, he put it together...Read complete review

Love the Vex robotics offerings. I got this for my nephew (11) and he loves it. I like that it builds his enthusiasm for the mechanical but also, he put it together and loves to play with it! Reasonable price for such a great gift.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Nice idea, but needs some improvements

Bought the product as an alternative to Legos, and because they "do something", rather then just sit there.
1.) I put it together with my 7 year old...Read complete review

Bought the product as an alternative to Legos, and because they "do something", rather then just sit there.
1.) I put it together with my 7 year old grandchild. It was fairly difficult, so I did most of it.
Pictures were nice, but need to be CLEARER, so we can see the parts better. Plus I had to keep flipping the rather large paper instruction to see which parts to use. If you are familiar with Legos instructions, you will also be disappointed. Legos instructions are easier to follow and understand.
2.) Part broke after using for 10-15 minutes, due to having to pull back the catapult as far as possible so the dart would fly more then 3-4 feet. My grandson was very disappointed that we couldn't get the darts to fly farther.
3.) Darts were hard to load, they are top heavy and kept tipping, falling and/or jamming; hard to get to darts to rest properly in the catapult;
4.) The gear designed to hold the catapult cocked so we could load the dart didn't work under heavy pressure (pulled back all the way). Gear kept slipping and would only hold when catapult was pulled back half way.

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4.0

Gift

By Stacy Pringle

from Virginia Beach,Va

About Me Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective Demonstration
  • Fun
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

    It's a gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great gift choice

    By Best Aunt Ever

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

      Love the Vex robotics offerings. I got this for my nephew (11) and he loves it. I like that it builds his enthusiasm for the mechanical but also, he put it together and loves to play with it! Reasonable price for such a great gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Would buy again

      By Ashlee the styler

      from Castle Rock, CO

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective Demonstration
      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Home

        Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

        6 year old just loves it!!!! Works like a charm for hours of fun!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Very nice and a good price.

        By George

        from Greenville, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Home

          Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

          Overall a good product to help engage the mind and figure out how to build.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Not Terrible, Was Decent

          By RamSack

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

          • Poor Demonstration

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

          This product was for 14 and over. I admittedly purchased this for my younger son. There could be better instructions with it our check points to ensure you're doing it correctly. We had a couple mistakes that were arduous to resolve.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          This is one cool product!

          By JFM

          from Hays, KS

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Interactive
          • Promotes Learning

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

            The crossbow was challenging for my child to put together, but she was able to accomplish the build with minimal help from me. This is a perfect starter for kids who like to build more advanced products.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            I would buy this product as it keeps my kids busy

            By Shri

            from West Monroe LA

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Demonstration
            • Interactive
            • Promotes Learning

            Cons

            • Does Not Work Well

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

            Product is good..it keeps my 9yr kid busy..

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Awesome

            By Gizmo

            from Lexington, KY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

              My 8 year old son really enjoyed building this with his father. He and his friends have enjoyed playing with this.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great product for kids

              By Aj

              from Scarborough, ME

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Promotes Learning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Home
                • School

                Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

                I did put it together with my Kid. Instructions are very easy to follow through .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Vex robotics

                By Schwheat

                from Westland, MI

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                Pros

                • Effective Demonstration
                • Interactive
                • Promotes Learning

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX® Robotics Crossbow™ Construction Set:

                  Hard for my brother to put together but great learning and sharing activity for him and his son.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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