Updated February 15, 2019 by Misty Alder

The 10 Best Robot Kits For Kids

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Give the aspiring mechanics, engineers and scientists in your household something to sink their creative teeth into with one of these cool robot kits geared toward kids of all ages. Using advanced technology and playful designs to promote active engagement and logical thinking, they're not only fun to play with, they can also help children develop essential skills for their future careers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best robot kit for kids on Amazon.

10. Meccano Meccanoid XL 2.0

9. Think Gizmos Ingenious Machines

8. Smithsonian Robo Spider

7. LittleBits Star Wars Droid

6. Lego Boost Creative Toolbox

5. Thames & Kosmos Engineer

4. Discovery Kids Mindblown Set

3. Ubtech Jimu Builderbots Series

2. Sphero Bolt

1. Lego Mindstorms EV3

Editor's Notes

February 15, 2019:

Selections on this list are designed for children of all ages, including the Thames & Kosmos Engineer that even preschoolers can play with, and kits for older kids that require more advanced skills, like the Lego Mindstorms EV3. Adult supervision is recommended for those with lots of small parts, but grade-schoolers to teens can use toys like these to develop programming and mechanical skills, giving their robot designs various personality traits and capabilities.


Misty Alder
Last updated on February 15, 2019 by Misty Alder

Born and raised in the American Deep South, Misty's career in elder care took a sharp left turn when she was swept away to the land of Robin Hood by her very own Merry Man. She's a coffee-swilling master of stitch-witchery with a magical touch in the kitchen and a neverending stream of Disney gag reels playing in her head. A certified nursing assistant by trade and a toy aficionado by choice, some intense parenting ensured she was well versed in gardening, carpentry and electrical engineering by the time she entered grade school. Her culinary artistry, tool-wielding wizardry, and skill with needle and thread were honed over nearly four decades in the kitchens, workrooms, and outdoor spaces of family, friends, and clients. Voracious reading took care of the rest.


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