VEX Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG

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Feel the rush of commanding your own legion with the VEX® Robotics Crossbow by HEXBUG®, inspired by the ancient Roman and Greek ballista from 100BC. Build your own modern crossbow machine using the same ancient mechanics.

The Crossbow™ has a firing lever that releases the lock and fires a dart when pressed. Adjust the distance knob to control how far back the arms are pulled before release and height knob to control how high up the Crossbow™ is aimed before firing.

You can also build two alternative fun pieces: a handheld launcher and a vex-wing. And all VE IQ kit pieces are compatible with each other.

Features & Pieces:

  • Over 130 robotics pieces
  • Two foam darts
  • Snap assembly
  • Fully functional ratcheting arm
  • Seven-foot launching range
  • Instruction manual
  • Two alternate builds – handheld and vex-wing instructions found on website
  • No batteries required – totally mechanical!


  • 14 & up

This toy teaches, encourages & supports:

  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Exploration & Discovery

Specific Benefits:

  • Encourages hands-on STEM learning
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Supports following & understanding directions
  • Improves concentration & focus
  • Teaches kinematics, linkages & reciprocal motion

Caution: Do not aim at eyes or face. To avoid injury usese only projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile launcher. VEX Robotics Crossbow is compliant with CPSIA standards.


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