These Nanos are little insect-like robots. They move by vibration and let me tell you these dudes are fast. They do not work on carpeting though. Each HEXBUG® Nano comes with a special code that you can enter for online play. Here you can then learn about science and famous scientists, play games and register your Nano to keep track of your collection. HEXBUG® Nanos come in several collections--all named after scientists. So you've got the best of both worlds - educational and fun.
We only used the The HEXBUG® Nano Bridge Battle Set - which was very cool. There are also HEXBUG® Nano Habitat Sets. My kids used their imagination to build their ultimate battleground for their HEXBUG® Nanos. We added the spiral to the elevated arena where they scurry over an orange bridge, through one-way gates and meet in the center battle platform. These little critters nudge and knock their competitor out of the battle arena until only one bug is left standing and therefore, anointed the champion.
Building the set was very easy. They just fit together like a puzzle piece. Simple. Which means that in my world if it is this easy and quick to put together then it can be put away in pieces and rebuilt differently each time they want to play with it. So I do not have to have this toy sitting out on a shelf or floor because we are all afraid we will never get it back together.
The boys were loving this. My 10-year-old nephew told me afterwards that he thought is was going to be lame because he didn't comprehend how this vibrating bug bot was going to be fun - but he said it ended up being really very cool. He coned me into giving him some of the extra pieces I was sent so that he could build his own battle bridge. Yeah, I'm the cool Aunt.
After a while the two boys kind of took over and the girls decided to make up their own games to play with the Nanos on the kitchen floor.
So I can sum this up for you very simply - this toy will most definitely be a huge hit in your home and you will love the fact that it is not huge and cumbersome. Unfortunately, my kids like to scare me with them by letting them scurry past my feet while in the kitchen - so beware of that.
Trust me YOU WILL want this as a Christmas gift for your kids!
This is the giveaway:
There are 4 HEXBUG® Nanos,
a HEXBUG® battery replacement pack, and
enough track and hex cells to build a HEXBUG® habitat of your own.
There will be TWO WINNERS.
HOW TO ENTER
Since I am mailing this myself, this is only open to continental US residents only. Sorry.
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or I have no way to contact you if you win!
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Tuesday, November 30th at 8pm EST will be the deadline for this contest.
Disclaimer: This post and my home party made possible by Mom Select in partnership with HEXBUG® who provided us with the HEXBUG® Nano line of toys to keep, to share with our friends and to give away as a prize package. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own and the product itself did not persuade my personal beliefs or views. I was under no obligation to write a positive review.