Robotic Stegosaurus Review

About the Stegosaurus

Dinosaurs are possibly one of the most appealing historical things to children. The Stegosaurus, with its distinctive row of kite-shaped plates rising vertically along its back, is one of the most easily identifiable of the dinosaurs. Pronounced STEG-oh-sore-us this plant eater lived about 150 million years ago in the Jurassic Period. Its name means roof lizard and it was 9 metres long (about the size of a bus!). It also had a very small head and brain for its size and spikes at the end of its flexible tail.

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.Actively doing something is far more effective than just being told, kids love to learn through play. I was really thrilled to hear that my son’s school were learning about dinosaurs all this term, because I am personally a bit of a fan. In fact I even had a dinosaur birthday party! THE GREEN BOARD Co do a lovely range of dinosaur products and we were very excited to be able to review the Robotic Stegosaurus.

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About the Robotic Stegosaurus

Bring to life your own walking and roaring Stegosaurus, with just 77 pre-cut wooden pieces a sound controller and a motor.

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No glue or tools are needed (apart from a screwdriver to insert the batteries). Recommended for ages 6 and over (however I do feel a 6 year old would struggle to do it alone).

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With step by step instructions it really is easy to assemble. Although the instructions and pieces of wood could be labelled in a more logical order.Not suitable for small children due to the small parts. The final product is sound activated – clap once to make it roar, move and bite; twice – roar, move quickly and bite, and three times roar walk and bite. Roughly it took an hour to build.

You can then paint the product a colour of your choosing. I think this is a great opportunity to head for the books, the internet or even the Natural History Museum to take a look at what colours dinosaurs really were.

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Now you really can walk with dinosaurs, as also available in the Robotime range are Robotime T-Rex and Robotime Triceratops, as well as the Robotic Mammoth.

WIN a Robotic Mammoth by watching the video and answering the question in it and follow the Rafflecopter below.

UK only

E: 30/04/2014

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We received a free Robotic Stegosaurus and Robotic Mammoth in return for a review. All thoughts are my own.

118 thoughts on “Robotic Stegosaurus Review”

  1. This appeals to me because, when I was a child, I started to buy one of those magazine which gave away segments of a dinosaur, which you were supposed to collect and build. It looked similar to this. But, as most parents will find out at some point, the price of these magazines increase as the week go on, i.e. it’s a scam. So I never finished it. Therefore, it would be nice to win this for my little cousin, so he could actually build it and complete it. Which is an experience I didn’t get 🙁

    I think we would paint it brown, and try and make it as realistic as possible.

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  2. This products will allow my children to be creative and express the imagination! I would pain the mammoth pink but if my girls were to paint it, they would probably choose every colour under the rainbow!

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  3. Looks brilliant – love things like this that keep the kids (and parents) occupied for ages! The end result looks great! I would paint it green!

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  4. I’d try and keep it true to life and paint it a brown or an orangey brown like Manny from Ice Age. It does look a bit complicated though so I’d better do it and not leave it to the hubby! 😉

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  5. my eldest loves making things, lego etc so i think this would be perfect for him! my youngest loves dinosaurs so he would have just as much fun watching him make it

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  6. My grandsons love dinosaurs and would love this. My son was always making dinosaur models and he would love to help the boys with this. I think they would paint it green

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  7. this looks really creative and different something to get them away from the tv and games .i would paint it blue as it is my sons fave colour

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  8. It is just so incredibly cool! And because you can paint it yourself, it would appeal to my daughter who likes to be girly without being girly…so it would have to be pink!!

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  9. That looks great! Something for a rainy day in this house for sure… I am just thinking of the peace and quiet it will give me from both my son and his father whilst this occupies them! 😀

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  10. Wow, this looks amazing! I’ve seen model kits that you can make similar to that, but never heard of one that moves as well, fantastic and my son would really love it. I would paint it green I think.

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  11. Making a wooly mammoth, that comes to life, out of wood – that is so clever and simple and that is what appeals! I would paint it brown like a proper wooly mammoth!

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  12. I love what you did with the video, that music, your questions, oh wow I got so involved. I was shouting green at the screen, then I realised it was a mammoth, so maybe brown would be better!

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  13. i love the fact that no glue or tools are needed as this saves a lot of mess and more time for fun, i’d pain it pink and purple!

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  14. This looks like such a good family effort task 🙂 I would paint it purple and my children would probably paint it orange and pink so it will look like a very pretty dinosaur hehe x

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  15. My pc speakers are broken so I can’t hear the questions in the video so I’ll just have to tell you i n at least 10 words:
    ‘because he looks like my great uncle hector and I’d love to add him to my ever-growing dino collection!’

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  16. I love wooden toys 🙂 like the idea of not using glue as it can get a bit messy sometimes. My dream job was to be a palaeontologist and I passed it onto my son who is obsessed ith dinosaurs more than I’ve ever been and it would be a fantastic thing for him to make one by himself 🙂

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  17. The plywood “skeleton-like” models are really popular in this house but one with a motor – that’s really exciting! I think there’d be an argument over whether to paint it really authentic greens and browns or go mad and have a rainbow dino!

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  18. It appeals to me as I have 2 young daughters, my eldest is nearly 7 and she would love to do this with me and i’m pretty sure she would do something wacky and have it multicoloured

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  19. its great that its something that would interest parents as well as the kids. i would paint it pink as thats lillie pops fave colour

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  20. I would paint him green. This appeals to me because it is good to get the children interested in something creative instead of being glued to their tablets all the time.

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  21. I love the fact that it’s a craft sort of toy and we could do it together and we would paint it green

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  22. This is great something to keep them occupied for a long time, and something they can go back to until it is finished, and at the end they have a wonderful dinosaur. It would probably be painted green,

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  23. We built a small plane at Christmas. We painted an airfix helicopter about a month ago. It’s time to march on to the Robotic Mammoth.

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  24. This is a great idea for kids, challenging but fun and educational all at the same time.
    My son would choose what colour to paint it, he’s mad on Liverpool so there’s a good chance it would be red and white.

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  25. Will keep the children quiet long enough for me to do my jobs and enjoy a sit down and a coffee sounds like heaven

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  26. My boys Dino mad, we went to visit nanny in London last year and went to natural history museum couldn’t drag him away from dinosaurs! It would probably be dark green.

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  27. This appeals because it’s a toy that needs to be built before it can be played with, so it will keep little ones occupied for longer!
    We would probably paint it purple because it’d match the living room!!

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  28. it teaches creatiity but helps them build new skills.its very different.
    i thikn wed paint it multicoloured,a bit like elmo the elephant all different colours!!

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  29. Love this creative idea. I would paint it brown but my grandchildren may have other ideas. I doubt they would agree on one colour so it might end up a multi-coloured mammoth 🙂

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  30. I like the creativity of it, the actual building would appeal to my eldest where as the playing with it would appeal to my youngest. I think they would paint it a neon colour as that seems to be all the rage with them at the minute!

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  31. I love that it’s educational and fun – my daughter would love putting it together. I think she’d paint it rainbow coloured 🙂

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  32. Would love to win this for my husband and son, they both enjoy building things and my son loves dinosaurs at the moment, so would be a perfect Sunday afternoon activity for them while I get some peace and quiet!

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  33. I love that my obsessed about dinosaurs son could get creative with this and knowing him he would paint it a bright colour, most probably his favourite colour blue

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  34. Love this , we normally do this sort of kit on a weekend as a family to learn something educational and join in as a group. I think they boys would probobly paint it green/brown.

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  35. wow these are amazing, made them befor ewith my son and we loved them but the ones we’ve made before didn’t move. AMAZING

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  36. What appeals to me is its great you don’t need any tools, plus they can learn as they make. We’d go for red red red.

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