Play Tested Review
A fun and challenging build, plus our testers loved playing with the robot afterwards - asking it questions and playing little word games with it, as well as, programming its movements and using the voice recording feature.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I like this robot because it is funny and does super cool things. I've been showing it off to all of my friends. Everyone loves it.
The robot is really cool. The build was really but but a bit hard. It was really fun screwing in everything and attaching all the parts. I really liked playing with it after it was built. The way that the robot walks with moving it's arms back and forth is really creative. I really liked the voice recording and I would use that with my friends and family. I liked that you could program the robot to follow some steps and then watch it do the steps for you. It's hands were good for holding stuff but you couldn't program the hands.
This is way COOL...I loved building this guy. It is fun to create your own monster. I liked that i could work with someone to build it together, because it was a bit hard and I needed my mom to help me. But we worked together to make it..neat...it took a few days because I didn`t want to finish it all in one day. I like the different parts - did it myself and tried to figure which piece goes where, my parents didn't help me with that part. I like the sound it does, and how it moves once you finish it and put the battery in. It really was hard to screw the pieces in without an adult. I couldn't hold the special tool that you use to screw in the pieces. I don't think i would have enjoyed this toy if I was younger, it is too difficult.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
My son (10) was excited to build this right away and focused on this with only minimal difficulty. The robot works really well and he was happy to show it off when he was done. The build was fun and a bit challenging for my son (10) and he loved playing with the robot afterwards to program his movements and use the voice recording feature. We all thought it was very inventive how the robot moved with it's giant arms by swinging them back and forth. This was played with for the build but also lots afterwards because of the programming and the voice recording. It's a great learning toy and very fun for the kids. I highly recommend this toy. My son had no real issues building the robot and following the instructions to use the robot on his own. He struggled a bit with using the tools sometimes in some of the small spaces but was able to get the hang of it and was able to correct a mistake when he attached something incorrectly. He did say that he thought it would take quite awhile to take the toy apart so he hopes that we don't have to take it apart to put it back together. The design of the robot is really interesting since he has such heavy arms then he moves by swinging. My son also liked trying to get the robot to walk around a chair by setting those controls. It teaches putting stuff together while also teaching how to program some simple steps into the robot. Things look well made although a couple of the bolts were hard to get in. It does teach using tools in a useful adult like way. My son was able to get past these issues and was able to put the robot together with only a moment or two of help - otherwise he did it independently.
My son (8) loved building this robot and now he loves playing with it, too! It's great! He's the type of kid who never takes apart anything he builds, so normally that means that his structures just sit on his desk, collecting dust...but in this case, he actually plays with the robot. It's a great design for a simple robot. My son loves how it can walk (at least on a hardwood floor), talk and dance. He likes everything about it. The instructions seem quite kid-friendly and my son was able to figure it out mostly by himself although I think my husband helped him understand one part. He is generally very good at building lego and similar type toys, but needed a little bit of help to build this robot. He was able to do most of it independently, so he wasn't frustrated or anything. There were just a few parts that required an extra pair of hands. Once built, it's very easy for anyone to use (my 4 year old likes to play with it, whenever she's allowed). I like that it kept my son occupied for a while during the building process. And now I like that he still takes it out to play with and to show off to his friends. He especially loves asking the robot random questions and having the robot answer back with a funny "yes" or "no" answer. I think it's an ideal toy for any kid who loves to build and never wants to take his creation apart.
This toy was fun to assemble and our children (all ages 5.5f, 8f, 8m) enjoyed playing with it after it was made, asking it questions and playing little word games with it. This toy was a lot of fun to assemble. It was mainly worked on by our 8 year olds (m and f) with their dad. Good for play for children over age 5, but for assembly, about age 8 is the youngest that would work for the assembly part. Different ages can play well together, although it is also good for a child by themselves, as the robot is sort of their friend.
It can get discouraging to do this activity if there isn't an adult or someone who can help to complete it - too challenging for my 10 year old. I liked spending time with my son (10) to work on building a toy. We had to interrupt the building, as it required time to build. This is a great toy to work together, but it takes time and persistence to complete. There is no way my son could have done it himself. He needed assistance to hold the bottom of the bolt before he twist the top of the bolt. We like the little red handle tool to use to twist - you don`t need a separate screw driver. I think just building the toy was the best part. the excitement of putting it together was great. Easy to follow the directions, but actually getting the bolts to screw properly took a bit of time and patience. We needed to learn how to use the tools effectively. With help the toy was able to be constructed, and it helped him from being frustrated. Instructions were easy to follow and the pictures helped a lot to make sure we were on track
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