HEXBUG is an educational toy company that is known for creating tech-savvy, hands-on product lines for kids. One of their most fun, new offerings is the “Glow-in-the-Dark nano Habitat Set” that comes with two individual nano bugs.
This playset unlocks the world of nano and allows children to create customizable playgrounds for these industrious critters to explore. Featuring simple snap together pieces, the only limit for this set is your imagination. The HEXBUG nano is a micro robotic bug that once switched on, can skitter its way through any maze. Watch as it travels swiftly around curves, zooms through merry-go-rounds, or chases a fellow nano in a high-speed race!
Pros and Benefits
The “Glow-in-the-Dark nano Habitat Set” is intended for kids ages three and older. It was designed to foster children’s creativity, aid in developing fine-motor skills, and moreover, it gets kids to think about simple construction techniques as well as the science behind the toy. This set also glows brightly in the dark, especially after being exposed to sunlight or artificial light (especially black lights).
Cons and Drawbacks
The “Glow-in-the-Dark nano Habitat Set” comes with several pieces but there are not enough connector pieces to snap the platform completely closed and keep the bots corralled indefinitely. Hence, closing the openings up with tape is a good idea. The bots running along the set can also be a little noisy, which can play on one’s nerves after a while.
Fun Additional Ideas
Although it is intended for children, this set is also extremely amusing to cats and can make an excellent diversion/toy to keep felines amused for hours.
The “Glow-in-the-Dark nano Habitat Set” retails for $24.99. To learn more, visit the official HEXBUG website.
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