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Walking Robot 45Pc Set

Walking Robot 45Pc Set

Fall 2016 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: MAGFORMERS
Price: $109.99

The Magformers Hi-Tech Walking Robot set includes everything required to build one of eight motorized, walking robots: one engine block, one walking block, one battery pack, four isosceles triangles, two right angle isosceles triangles, eleven squares, four trapezoids, eight rectangles, six semi-circles, two half-arches, two ninety-degree auto connectors, two arm connectors, one insert, and detailed step-by-step instructions (3 AAA batteries are required). Once completed, the robot walks and spins its head and arms. Although the instructions demonstrate eight models, the possibilities are many; the set offers hours of open-ended creative and imaginative play. Constructing the various robots addresses sequencing, spatial awareness, spatial planning, and fine motor skills. The set is also compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories, which adds to the product's play and learning values.

Heather Griner   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Heather Griner, who holds a Master's Degree in School Counseling, is a licensed clinical counselor in Maryland and serves the Assistant Director of Student Services at a community college in Baltimore. Heather is the proud mother of two energetic young boys who are constantly testing new ways to play and learn.

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