Aidan really received some fun birthday gifts this year!  Last week we made plastic out of milk and vinegar using a book he received, and this week, Aidan used LEGO® to build a maze track for his hexbug nano.

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Build a Hexbug track out of Legos

We have seen hexbugs at the store, but we didn’t really know what they did.  The hexbug nano is quite fun!  It’s vibrating motor causes it to skitter around the floor just like a real bug.  Hexbug sells tracks for the toy bugs, but why buy one when you can build one with LEGO®’s?

Aidan used the kitchen table as a surface to work on, and built a maze for his hexbug.

Build a hexbug track out of Legos

This project was a great boredom buster!  Aidan was busy all afternoon.  He made some parts of the track covered so that the hexbug could travel through tunnels.  The hexbug can navigate tight turns with ease – it really was fun to watch.  He has been experimenting with getting the hexbug to climb up a ramp, but so far that hasn’t been too successful.  He’s not giving up yet!

Here’s a video of Aidan’s hexbug track in action!

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  1. Jessica @ Play Trains! Aug 23, 2013

    This works great!! We've done it with Duplo bricks before...we'll have to make one with our "little Lego" now that we're playing with those. :-) Thanks for reminding me!

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    1. Rob Aug 23, 2013

      This is awesome, I have two boys...they have hex bugs and legos...they're going to freak when I show them this video! Thanks!

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      1. Allison Aug 23, 2013

        This is amaaaaazing!!! I love it! My older two boys have a small, simple hexbug set. They would love to make their own!

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        1. Christina Aug 26, 2013

          Can't wait to share this idea with my boys!

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          1. Chelsey Jan 18, 2015

            I am so excited about this!! We're using Hexbugs in my Kinder enrichment class in a couple weeks, and I had been planning on letting them create ways to make tracks for them. This is perfect!

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            1. Maria Jan 22, 2017

              I'm very excited for this, my boys gonna love this. Thanks for sharing :-)

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