HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set Product Review

 

Manufacturer: Innovation First Labs, Inc.
Recommended Age: 3 years and up
Retail Price: $49.99
On the Web: www.hexbug.com
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HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set Product Review



Take your HEXBUG Nanos to the next level with the Elevation Habitat Set! The HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set features a multi-level spiral and bridges that can accommodate an entire HEXBUG Nano collection, and enable each Nano bug to stretch its rubber legs as it traverses through the sizable mini-community. The customized track includes one spiral ramp that rises two levels up, offering explorative HEXBUG Nanos the best view in town. Elevation comes with 52 easy connect pieces and 2 extremely rare HEXBUG Nano Mutations giving you the freedom to get creative and customize your habitat.


The HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set is designed for kids ages 3 and up. With that in mind, we reviewed with kids at a variety of ages and were very happily surprised at what we found. Some of the kids on the younger end of the age range needed some help in assembly and play, but not all. Some kids were able to quickly figure out how the pieces attach, and some on the younger side were even starting to pick up the concept of creating a full habitat for the amazing Nanos to explore. Kids a few years older than 3 had no problem working with the set, rearranging and creating new habitat after habitat. Bottom line, for kids on the younger side – you’d probably be playing with them anyway, and you’ll be happy to see the quick progress they make understanding how to work with the habitat, and for kids smack dab in the middle of the target demographic, there isn’t a single prolblem they’ll encounter when it is time to play.

The only durability concern that we came up with had more to do with losing Nanos than any kind of breakdown of parts and components. Once you turn one of the the little Nanos on those suckers move – and move pretty quickly. For little kids that might not be so coordinated or have the best fine motor skills, they may have a hard time catching up to a runaway Nano and that could lead to lost pieces. Remember, you’ll most likely be working with your younger ones and the Elevation Set so losing them shouldn’t really be an issue!

Oh baby! This is one of those super fun toys that kids just go crazy for – and with good reason – the Elevation Set just looks awesome! Kids will love building and redesigning, then watching their Nanos run wild. From a visual perspective, there isn’t much cooler on the market today!

We love a toy that doesn’t play the same way each and every time – and this is one that fits that bill perfectly! With 52 easy connect pieces included your kid is going to be able to build, break-down, and build again until their creative hearts are content! Super functional for sure!

So – if there is any downside that our team was able to find – this was it. Look, we aren’t naive…we know in some cases a good toy is going to cost a lot of money. We get that. The problem is we don’t often consider picking up a toy that costs $50 for a 3 year old. Maybe we’re frugal…maybe we’re cheap…no – we are definitely cheap..and we’ve seen too many toys come and go from the fleeting fancy of our little ones to invest too much money into any one item. However…if your kids love Nanos and love to build, there may be no other toy quite as fun and functional as the Elevation Set. Therefore – if you can handle the high cost, and your child is one that loves pretending, building and collecting, this is an excellent choice!

The HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set has a little bit of everything all rolled into one. There is the collectible side of things…the customizable, buildable side of things…and there is the pretend and play side of things. HEXBUGs have been making a name for themselves on this website, and in the toy industry, for the last few years…and it seems they just keep getting better and better. Each idea and set is more original than the last, and we couldn’t possibly think of more they need to include. Excellent originality.

Allright Moms and Dads listen up – we are past the midway point of October and getting closer and closer to holiday season. Your child will be happy, dare we say ecstatic, with a HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set waiting for them this holiday season. As you know – we aren’t big on statements like that – and we are happy to say it about the Elevation Set. Bottom line – it has a little bit of everything that kids love. It is a collectible, it is something they can take apart and reassemble in a variety of ways, it is easy to use, and it gets their imagination moving. Kids can play actively with it, or passively watch the Nanos explore. The price is high – no question about it. But if you can handle the high ticket cost, your kids will be thrilled at the purchase! Don’t say we didn’t tell you – the HEXBUG Nano Elevation Habitat Set is an amazing toy!