WHAT THE KIDS SAY
The robot is really cool. I like how he moves with his arms back and forth. He can also grab stuff in his hands while he walks.
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
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
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. 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.
Meccano Micronoid - Green Switch Bring your robot to life! MicroNoid is the personal robot that fits in the palm of your hand. He may be small, but he has a huge personality! Build MicroNoid a body to help him get around. Then program how he moves — with push button programming MicroNoid can walk, turn, and smash through obstacles. He also interacts with other MicroNoids and even dances when music plays. MicroNoid is your new robot best friend! Contents: 139 Parts,1 Motorized Micro Module, 2 Hand Tools, 1 Instruction Guide;; Meccano Micronoid - Red Socket Bring your robot to life! MicroNoid is the personal robot that fits in the palm of your hand. He may be small, but he has a huge personality! Build MicroNoid a body to help him get around. Then program how he moves — with push button programming MicroNoid can walk, turn, and smash through obstacles. He also interacts with other MicroNoids and even dances when music plays. MicroNoid is your new robot best friend! Contents: 123 Parts, 1 Motorized Micro Module, 2 Hand Tools, 1 Instruction Guide
MicroNoids are programmable with simple push button programming.
MicroNoids love to dance when they hear a beat.
MicroNoids interact with you and each other — collect them all for even more fun!
MicroNoids are for ages 8+ and require 4 AAA batteries (not included).