Wicked Uncle’s Best Robot Toys for Kids

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Everyone loves robots, which is why robot building sets make great gifts! These kits allow children to use their hands and develop their motor skills while learning all about important STEM concepts. They’re also just plain fun! In search of the perfect robot engineering set to keep your favorite kid entertained? With some help from our expert panel of children, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the best robot toys for kids. Here are our top picks!

Top Robot Toys for Kids:

  1. KikoRobot.962 – Build An Interactive Robot
  2. Mega Cyborg Hand – Build Your Own
  3. T4 Transforming Solar Robot
  4. Tiny Robots – 15 Cool Motorized Builds
  5. Robot Pet Shop – Build 8 Motorized Animals
  6. Solar Powered Rovers – Build & Learn

1 KikoRobot.962 – Build An Interactive Robot ,  $29.95 $29.95

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Build and then play for hours!

Clever kids will love this cool robot project kit, which takes one to two hours to complete. Once KikoRobot.962 is up and running, he features fun sounds and LED eyes. Laugh as Kiko walks on eight legs and operates in ‘Follow Me’ mode, where he will happily tag along after you, or ‘Explore’ mode, where he uses his infrared sensors to avoid obstacles in the room. A fabulous building project for a rainy day, and once complete, Kiko’s antics are sure to provide kids with endless hours of entertainment!

2 Mega Cyborg Hand – Build Your Own ,  $46.99 $46.99

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A robot you can wear like a glove

This is one of the most fun (and unique) STEM kits around! Young engineers will love building an awesome 16-inch hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand. Once the cyborg hand is fully assembled, you can slip it onto your own hand like a glove and use the mechanical fingers to pick up nearly anything in reach: bottles, pencils, and more. This brilliant kit comes complete with a 40-page full-color manual brimming with experiments and mind-boggling information about hydraulic systems. Anyone need a hand?

3 T4 Transforming Solar Robot ,  $22.95 $22.95

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Harness the power of the sun

Solar technology is endlessly fascinating for kids (and, let’s be honest, many grown-ups), and this cool kit enables kids to easily start exploring the power of the sun! Parents will appreciate that the pieces easily connect to each other, no glue or screws required. Use them to build various models: a green robot featuring moving legs and wheels, a T-Rex and Rhino Beetle with walking legs and opening jaws, and a Drill vehicle with a turning drill and moving wheels. A brilliantly fun and mess-free introduction to solar power, design, and engineering.

4 Tiny Robots – 15 Cool Motorized Builds ,  $21.99 $21.99

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A space-saving robotics kit

Looking for a cool robotics kit that won’t take up too much space in the house? You need this adorable 26-piece mini robotics set! Use the real mechanical parts to design and build 15 machines that can walk, crawl, roll, and spin. Experiment with tiny gears, movement, axles, and balance. This lovely little set comes with simple instructions and plenty of design inspiration. Big science, big fun, tiny robots!

5 Robot Pet Shop – Build 8 Motorized Animals ,  $31.99 $31.99

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Imaginative STEM fun for animal lovers

This innovative robotics kit combines STEM, animals, and storytelling! Follow the story of two inquisitive kits as they go on an adventure to a robot pet shop… The illustrated 32-page book provides all of the guidance you need to build adorable robotic models that move in different ways, including a bouncing bunny and a dancing chameleon. The large pieces were designed for little hands, so animal-loving kids will love getting in there and putting the robotic creatures together! An adorable engineering set, and a totally original (and educational) gift idea!

6 Solar Powered Rovers – Build & Learn ,  $21.99 $21.99

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Vehicles powered by the sun

Kids who love cars will have loads of fun with this solar-powered vehicle-themed robotics set! The ultralight materials and strong bamboo rods help make the vehicles both strong and super-fast. Build three types of solar car, a solar fan, and a solar robot, then check out the 16-page workbook for fun experiment ideas and tons of educational material, like how the solar cell converts sunlight into electricity. A fun STEM project for a rainy day or a quiet afternoon indoors!

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