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3Doodler and HEXBUG Release STEM Series Kits

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3Doodler will debut its 2018 line of 3Doodler Start products at New York Toy Fair, held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from February 17-20, 2018. Robotics in innovative new forms and the 3Dooder Start STEM Series Kits will mark key additions to the 3Doodler family in 2018.

In collaboration with HEXBUG, kids can now customize their HEXBUG collection with the Make Your Own HEXBUG Pen Set & Activity Kit. Children’s imaginations (and little critters) will run wild on four, six, or 12 legs, just like real bugs!

Doodle your HEXBUG’s body and legs using the insect themed DoodleMolds, then let it crawl around to explore its environment, build mazes for it to scurry its way through, or even race it with your friends! Part of the new 3Doodler Start STEM Series, this set fosters learning by allowing kids to design and experiment with different structures taking physics, engineering and structural principles into account.

“Bringing together HEXBUG and 3Doodler gives us a chance to provide a fun and creative educational experience for children of all ages. Through this partnership, we’re focused on building kids’ confidence in creating something from their own imagination, and then putting it to the test,” said Tony Norman, Co-Founder, President and CEO of HEXBUG. “It is our mission to teach kids how to become critical problem solvers, and spark their curiosity when it comes to the STEM fields.”

The HEXBUG Make Your Own Pen Set includes a 3Doodler Start 3D Printing Pen, two packs of 3Doodler Start Plastic (48 strands), an Activity Guide with 10 different projects, three HEXBUG models, two themed DoodleMolds, and a Micro USB Charging Cable.

The Make Your Own HEXBUG Pen Set & Activity Kit will arrive on store shelves in May 2018 with an MSRP of $59.99. The standalone Activity Kit has an MSRP of $24.99.

The new 3Doodler Start STEM Series features a range of Activity Kits that will naturally stimulate creativity and STEM thinking, such as problem solving, spatial reason, structural design and more, in a unique, fun and engaging way. Kids can merge prehistoric with futuristic and bring their Jurassic creatures to life with the Robotic Dinosaur Activity Kit, make their own articulated action figures complete with ball & socket joints with the Make Your Own Figurines Activity Kit, while the new Science & Engineering Activity Kit further connects STEM activities with the real 3D world this year.

Those looking to spark their artistic creativity and express their unique style will love the new DoodleMold Kits in 2018, including the Make Your Own Desserts Kit, the Make Your Own Food Keyring Kit, Make Your Own Masks Kit and the Make Your Own Eyeglasses Kit.

“The creation of the 3Doodler Start STEM Series marks an important next step for 3Doodler as a company,” said 3Doodler Co-Founder Daniel Cowen. “STEM and its importance to education is well documented and instrumental to childhood educational development, as well as to the future of industries like engineering and architecture”

“Watching some of our youngest users turn the 3Doodler Start into a tool for robotics and design is one of the most rewarding accomplishments we’ve had at 3Doodler to date and a critical part of evaluating and planning our long-term business strategy. Making 3D accessible to education is mission critical going forward.”

3Doodler Start STEM Series Activity Kits will be available online and at retail in May 2018 with an MSRP from $19.99-$29.99. DoodleMold Kits will arrive in Spring 2018 with an MSRP of $14.99.

In addition to announcing this year’s 3Doodler Start product line, the company will showcase a 6 foot, 6 inch replica of the Statue of Liberty made entirely from its set of 3D pens, at its Toy Fair 2018 booth. Two artists spent 10 weeks designing and constructing this work of art across two different continents. The base was designed in the United States at 3Doodler’s New York office, while Lady Liberty was crafted in Germany by Connie Kuglmeier, an art teacher who was one of 3Doodler’s original Kickstarter backers. The structure was completed using three 3Doodler Create pens and consists of 2,800 strands of plastic (PLA, ABS and ECO) in eight different colors.

Many of 3Doodler’s new innovations will be on display at Toy Fair with interactive demos and artists on-site. This is not only a great social media opportunity, but ideal for B-Roll as well. 3Doodler also plans to announce several new and exciting updates to its 3Doodler Create series later in 2018.

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Anthony Lowder

Anthony has been following the industry since 2010. He works with the editorial team and is responsible for co-ordinating and publishing digital content on our international website. As well as following the tech landscape, he is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and music producer.

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