Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter Set & Hexbug Nano Review

If you have school-aged children, chances are you have problem heard of Hexbugs and you might even have some crawling around your house. If this is new to you, trust me; they really aren’t gross at all. They are fun little “bugs” that zip around and can be downright entertaining.

Nathan, who is 8, discovered Hexbug Nanos about a year ago and he has spent hours setting up mazes for his bugs to roam around, creations for them to race around, and all sorts of other fun things. His collection of bugs has grown and he now has a good half dozen or so.


We were sent the Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter Set to review and Nathan was so excited! The Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter set contains one “extremely rare mutation” (ie Hexbug Nano), two easy connect HEX cells, 5 easy connect spiral ramp pieces, 2 easy connect one way gates, and 16 easy connect standoffs. The set has two levels for bugs to explore.

Nathan put this together with Dad’s help. He probably could have done it on his own, but he was in a hurry to get his bugs on there exploring so he asked for help in snapping the ramp pieces together.


In no time at all, he was placing his Nano bugs on the spiral starter set. All 6 of us watched as the bug buzzed around the top level in typical Nano-fashion and then it suddenly found the ramp opening. The bug raced down the spiral ramp and then zoomed around the lower level. After a few passes, it found the ramp opening again and began to head up. I had wondered if the bugs could really climb upwards, but they sure did! A couple of Nathan’s bugs were a little slower at it (they probably needed new cell batteries) but most of them raced up.

The Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter Set retails for $24.99 and provides hours of fun. Whether it’s blocking off a ramp so bugs can go down, but not up or watching the bugs fight each other for a place on the ramp, there’s so many things to do with this.

We were also sent the Limited Edition Hexbug Nano Holiday Ornament. This cute little Hexbug Nano is outfitted with removable reindeer antlers and packaged in a festive clear ornament.

The plastic ornament has a “rare snowflake” design, making it a great collector’s item for both kids and adults. Each ornament contains a unique code that allows kids to keep track of their collection online, along with learning fun facts about scientists and more game play ideas and tips.

If your kids have been begging you for a pet that is simply not going to happen, a Hexbug Nano (or two, or three!) might be the perfect solution. These little bugs really do appear to be alive and are so much fun.

The Hexbug collection is a great gift idea for kids. Whether it’s a simple stocking stuffer or a set, like the Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter, what a fun present! Nathan has put Hexbugs at the #1 spot on his Christmas wish list – that says a lot right there!

Buy It:
You can find Hexbugs at Radioshack and Target stores nationwide or at Hexbug.com
The Hexbug Nano Spiral Starter Set – MSRP $24.99
The Hexbug Nano Holiday Ornament – MSRP $5.99 

Disclaimer: Thank you to Hexbug for the free product I was sent to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.
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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Denise Taylor says:

    I have a great group of kids I buy for every year, any of which would love to have this! It would be a very hard decision :)

  2. my nephew.

  3. Brittany Boardley Renaldi says:

    my niece!

  4. Patricia wojnar Crowley says:

    I would give this to my nephew!

  5. Michelle I (MidniteEcho75) says:

    My son! He’s been wanting one, but we don’t have a lot of extra spending money. This would be a perfect Christamas present. :)

  6. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I would give it to my daughter!

  7. I would be winning for my nephew
    ree026 @optonline.net

  8. My 7 yr old son would love these!

  9. Niecey Docherty says:

    My 7 year old who has been asking for one.

  10. laura frias says:

    my oldest son

  11. Ada Miller says:

    if i won this i would give it to our boys who loves hexbugs

    aemgeg4 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Ellen Byers says:

    looks like an interesting toy

  13. Jennifer Lachman says:

    I would give this to my son although I may let the cat chase it around a bit just for a laugh!

  14. Kristin Wheeler says:

    I would give it to my son! Also, just FYI, forgot to put my FB name on the first entry. It’s kfwheeler. THANKS!!! Sorry about that. Would not let me go back and change it.

  15. Debbie jackson says:


  16. I would give this to my 5 year old son he would love it.

  17. I`d give this to my son

  18. Trung Nguyen says:

    I’d give this to my nephew

  19. I would give this to my son he loves things like this

  20. I would give this to my son.

  21. My 5 and 8 year old boys.

  22. Kasee Johnson says:

    My boys! My 7 y.o. & 4 y.o. boys LOVE Hexbug Nanos, and their big brother (17) and sister (10) enjoy setting up the “habitat tracks” for ’em.

  23. I have 2 little guys to choose from… May keep at my house and both can play with it when they come over. :-)

  24. Carrie Phelps says:

    For Christmas this year I got each of my grandsons the Hexbug starter kit so this will be for them.

  25. All my boys love hexbug! This would be one less to buy…for any of them!

  26. My 12 year old son. He loves this kind of stuff.

  27. I would give this to my 7 year old son – he has been asking for one!

  28. I would give this to my nephew. Rita Spratlen

  29. for my son for sure :-)

  30. This would be for my son!

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  31. I’d keep it – it’s really cool!

  32. This would go to my nephew.

  33. Anita Yancey says:

    I would give this to my granddaughter.

  34. TRACY HEYER says:

    My nephew would love this.

  35. Toni Allen says:

    i would give this to my nephew

  36. Shannon Wieneke says:

    I’d give this to my niece! :) She loves these toys!

  37. I would give this to my niece for her birthday. She would love it!

  38. Velvet Hubler says:

    I would give this to my nephew

  39. wanda flanagan says:

    My nephew would go crazy over this


  40. Whitney McQuarry says:

    This would go to my Daughter :)

  41. Doris Calvert says:

    I would give them to my nephew

  42. I sure my 11 year old and 7 year old would fight over this!

  43. Michelle Plummer says:

    My son

  44. Beth Good says:

    I would give this to my oldest son

  45. nano is a good concept

  46. I know a kid who would love this

  47. Donna Marie says:

    I would give this to my son.

  48. Dash… he’s started one of those city-me-bobbies & this would be a seriously great addition. Thx for the Giveaway!!! :-)

  49. Jennifer Pickett says:

    I’d give it to my cousin’s seven year old. Nice giveaway. Thank you.

  50. Aranda Gibbs says:

    My nephew! <3

  51. Would love to give this to my son!

  52. I would give this to my robot-loving son, who would just freak if I won!

  53. wendy wallach says:

    my daughter sarah would get it.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  54. Tiffany LaCourse says:

    I would give this to my son

  55. I would give this to my goddaughter! She really wants hexbugs for Christmas

  56. Penny Kathleen says:

    My son has been asking for Hexbugs for months now, so I’d give it to him!


  57. Tina Demarco says:

    to my son

  58. Lindsay Gibson says:

    For my son

  59. I’d definitely give this to my daughter. The boys have their LEGOS, but she’s fallen in love with the Nanos!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    ~ Raylene
    itsoktobeweird at gmail dot com

  60. Christmas gift to my sister’s foster son.

  61. Michelle C says:

    This would be for my 8 year old son! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  62. I would give this to my granddaughter. :-)

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