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I got this kit quite a few months ago to review for izziwizzikids. I was not really sure what to expect from it but when I saw the age was recommended as 8+ I was not sure whether or not my 3 year old would really get anything out of it but actually he did, we made it together with me, him and his auntie and he did enjoy the process. However if a child was around 8 years+ they would probably be able to do quite a lot more of it by themselves and may find that more rewarding.
The main point of this kit is that it is supposed to be very eco friendly as you use the outer packaging that it arrives in, to make the robot. When you open it up there are all the little bits and pieces inside to attach to the box and a little black pen to decorate. It has motors and screws so it looks quite complicated, i actually had to concentrate myself to get it done but then I am not particularly technical.
It took us quite a while to get the whole kit made and we all quite enjoyed doing it, it was nice to have a little project to do all together. My son really liked the finished robot, which he played with afterwards although it only lasted about a week before parts started to fall off which is a shame as it would have been really good if it lasted well and withstood a lot of play but unfortunately that's not really the case and kind of defeats the eco aspect of the kit when it breaks fairly quickly and so cant be kept.
I have seen this robot kit available for around ten pounds which I would say is a bit too much on the expensive side really, but if you get it on a cheaper offer then it is a good kit to keep children busy for an hour or so but bear in mind if they are on the younger side you really will have to fully supervise and do the project together with them. I am not really sure an 8 year old could do it without supervision either, i feel its quite likely they will need some level of help.
We made a video review of this at the time we got it, so here it is if anyone would like to see the robot building in action!