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This creepy crawly kit includes everything needed to build your own glow in the dark robotic bug.
A fun building kit that children can easily put together with simple instructions, this 30 piece set contains 24 robot parts, including glowing wings, a gearbox with motor, gears and bolts. Once built, watch your motorised bug scurry across the floor like a futuristic beetle. Put on the rubber traction pads and take the action outside, watch the bug crawl over sand and rocks. Comes with an engaging booklet full of bug facts, such as 'before plasters, what insect part was a popular bandage'? Fascinating!
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Eight year olds like more challenging construction sets, and are starting to get seriously interested in science. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. They can also start doing cleverer magic and love doing tricks. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.