Check out what we thought about The Nano Launchpad from HEXBUG & #Win your own!
We've been playing with the brand new Nano Launchpad from Hexbug this week and have to say we were very excited to get our hands on it. We love Hexbug here in our house and have owned lots of different ones over the past few years. Although we've owned many bugs, we've never had any of the tracks or playsets, not that that's stopped us having fun.
The nano V2 is a tiny micro robotic creature that scurries up through tubes to explore its environment. The quick little critter possesses an uncanny sense of balance, capable of crawling through tubes on its feet or on its back, and can pass another bug in a single tube to avoid a traffic jam! The nano V2 will even flip to its feet when landing on its back on an open flat surface.They're great fun to watch in action but now with the Launchpad, the fun just got a whole lot better and harder if I'm honest. If you like a challenge, you'll love this.
The Hexbug Nano V2 neon Launchpad channels kids' desire for a challenge. After assembling the set, which doesn't take very long as everything just clips together really easily. One done, you place the nano V2 at the centre point and rotate the base towards the target you want to reach. Hit the launch button with just the right amount of pressure, and watch as the Hexbug nano V2 soars through the air, into one of the targets, scurrying down through the neon tube, ready for another ride! It is quite tricky but very possible.
I had a few goes myself but my aim is pretty shocking. The kids were much better at it than I was. We were using it wrong for the first few hours, tapping the launchpad really gently, knocking the Hexbug onto one of the tracks and watching it travel up the tubes to the top. It wasn't long until we realised we had been doing it wrong though and started playing with it the right way. Although I do have to say, my way (the wrong way) was much easier.
The kids have been playing quite happily for hours, taking it in turns to have their go. They do get a little grumpy when they can't shoot it into the targets but that's nothing new. I'm sure they'll get the hang of it soon with a little extra practice and play time with it.
Overall Ryan is really enjoying playing with the Hexbug Nano Launchpad set as it's engaging and fun. He loves the challenge and has great fun watching the Hexbug scuttle about once it's reached it's target. Hexbug's are great fun with out without a playset but this Launchpad set is pretty cool and Ryan has loved trying to hit the targets when he's playing.
WIN YOUR OWN HEXBUG NANO LAUNCHPAD SET:
Seeing as we've had so much fun with ours, we wanted to share the fun by giving away the same set to one of you. One lucky reader will win their very own Hexbug Nano Launchpad set worth £29.99. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter Form below (please allow a few seconds for it to load at busy times). There's only one required entry, to leave a comment answering the set question. The other entries are optional, please feel free to choose which ones you wish to do. Don't feel like you have to do them all, unless you want too.
Terms and Conditions: Open to the UK only. One winner will be drawn at random from all the correctly made entries on August 31st. Winner will be contacted by email provided.