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HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine

Inspired by cutting edge medical devices, the HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine features three hexagonal indexing wheels that transport balls uphill for release onto the return ramp. Power the device using the hand crank for a kinetic masterpiece that you can assemble from over 260 VEX Robotics pieces. Connect to other VEX Robotics Ball Machines (sold separately) for added fun, or provide the machine with a boost of power using the VEX Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately).

Product Highlights

  • Hand-powered crank
  • Eight balls included
  • Send the balls uphill using three hexagonal indexing wheels
  • Let them go on the return ramp to start all over
  • Over 260 VEX Robotics pieces included
  • Connect with other VEX Robotics Ball Machines (sold separately)
  • Add a power boost with the VEX Robotics Motor Kit (sold separately)
  • Compliant with CPSIA standards

What's Included

  • HEXBUG VEX Robotics Hexcalator Ball Machine
  • Eight balls
Let's get it started
Simply power the crank using your hand to send the eight balls flying into motion.
An uphill battle
After assembling the intricate machine from over 260 pieces, watch as three hexagonal indexing wheels work like an escalator to transport the balls to the return ramp.

Product Description

VEX Hexcalator Ball

Additional Info

257029

9AD0B4FB

807648042061

406-4206

0.5 pounds

12.0 x 10.7 x 2.5

How to Get It


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Average Customer Rating:

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Innovation First IncVEX Hexcalator Ball
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Promotes learning (8)
  • Interactive (7)
  • Fun (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Effective demonstration (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (8)
  • Home (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

my 7 year old loved it!!

This product wasn't advertised in the paper and we just happen to see it and thought it would make a great gift for our 7 year old who loves challenges. He loved it! These...Read complete review

This product wasn't advertised in the paper and we just happen to see it and thought it would make a great gift for our 7 year old who loves challenges. He loved it! These types of toys should be advertised more.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Entertainment for most ages

Poor directions. This is the second type of VEX toy I assembled and again the directions are missing leading. Be ready to move pieces around for better fit and function. Toy was for...Read complete review

Poor directions. This is the second type of VEX toy I assembled and again the directions are missing leading. Be ready to move pieces around for better fit and function. Toy was for a 4 year old not a 8 as recommended. Didnt matter I was building it with or without his help. After completion the toy only works if turned clockwise and at a constant smooth speed.

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5.0

my son liked this very much.

By chris the runner

from Tulsa,ok

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 Hexcalator Ball:

    All things are great.
    Easy to play.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Age appropriate,!challenging. Would recommend it to friends

    By Nana

    from Dahinda, Illinois

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective Demonstration
    • Fun
    • Interactive
    • Promotes Learning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Home

      Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

      13 year old child really enjoyed building and playing with this toy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      my 7 year old loved it!!

      By Ray the Builder

      from Lawrenceville, GA

      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 Hexcalator Ball:

        This product wasn't advertised in the paper and we just happen to see it and thought it would make a great gift for our 7 year old who loves challenges. He loved it! These types of toys should be advertised more.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        Entertainment for most ages

        By Santa

        from Pa

        About Me Collector, Hobbyist, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Interactive
        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

        • Inaccurate

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

        Poor directions. This is the second type of VEX toy I assembled and again the directions are missing leading. Be ready to move pieces around for better fit and function. Toy was for a 4 year old not a 8 as recommended. Didnt matter I was building it with or without his help. After completion the toy only works if turned clockwise and at a constant smooth speed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Mom of 3

        from Ere, Pa

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Interactive
        • Promotes Learning

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

          Bought this for my son as a fun Christmas gift. He is 17 and still loves to build these toys. He had it completed in about an hour and a half. He will be going online to get the directions for the 2 alternate builds.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Fun toy with actual function!

          By The Engineer in Training

          from Charleston SC

          About Me Hobbyist, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home
            • School

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

            This toy is great for that little engineer in training. They get to build the system and then see it do work in a fun and playful way!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            2.0

            Not totally happy!

            By Sterling

            from Louisiana

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

            Get almost through the assembly and there is a broken IMPORTANT piece in the box. Will call customer service but if not resolved, it's being returned!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            3.0

            Kids love it but was a bit hard to get working properly

            By boomshnka

            from Colorado

            About Me Parent

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective Demonstration
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Promotes Learning

            Cons

            • Could be designed better

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Home

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

            This was a fun project for my son and I to put together but as we neared completion we found that there was some binding in the universal joints that was causing other areas to separate. I ended up using some fine twine to bind two panels together and the toy works as expected now.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Bought as a gift

            By Susila

            from Lawton, OK

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

            Bought as a gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Awesome gift!

            By K

            from Boston

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Promotes Learning

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Home

              Comments about Innovation First Inc VEX Hexcalator Ball:

              Got this to give as a gift and it was a HUGH hit. Ripped open the box and started building it before we even got to the cake!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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