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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
 
3.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Promotes learning (19)
  • Fun (17)
  • Interactive (14)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Effective demonstration (6)

Cons

  • Does not work well (3)
  • Poor demonstration (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (16)
  • Home (14)
  • School (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17), No (7)

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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5.0

Cool

By Jenn

from Bristol,ct

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

  • Poor Demonstration

Best Uses

  • Home

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

My son, 6, enjoys building these. They aren't to difficult but also provides a little more than the regular lego kits.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

The interchangeable parts made this gift worth the money

By ja

from Lizard lick, NC

About Me Parent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fun
  • Promotes Learning

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

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

    My grandson like the idea of being able to change part to create a new. Item.
    He got to use his imagination.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Excellent Beginner's Buy

    By Shar

    from Hamden, CT

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fun
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • School

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

      This versatile kit is well worth the money for a beginner, aspiring Engineer like my 13 year old. It has small pieces, but were easy to maneuver and put together.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      I would buy again

      By Wednesday

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Promotes Learning

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

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

        Lots of fun, could challenge the kid in a good way

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        Comes with incorrect instructions

        By Holly

        from Portland, Oregon

        About Me Hobbyist, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

        • Does Not Work Well
        • Inaccurate
        • Poor Demonstration

        Best Uses

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

          Instructions were difficult to understand, not clear on assembly. When item was finally assembled it didn't function as the box stated it would.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          i would buy this product again!

          By kara

          from Montana

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

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

            This product took some time to put together and my son defenitly needed some help but once it was together it was awesome! He loves and says it shoots super far!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            So cool

            By Mandy

            from Rochester

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

            This is a gift for my step son but I think he will enjoy it

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            5.0

            i would buy this and other like it

            By dj

            from Newton ms

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective Demonstration
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Promotes Learning

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Home

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

              Kids enjoy building it and watching something they built work

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great gift for 8 year old boy who likes to build things.

              By Tre's mom

              from Newark, DE

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Promotes Learning

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Purchased this as a gift for an 8 year old who loves to build things, but has enough Legos. He loved putting it together. Easy to understand directions and to construct.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Gift

                  By Stacy Pringle

                  from Virginia Beach

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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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