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Toca Robot Lab

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 3+

About Toca Robot Lab

Parents need to know that, just like other Toca Boca apps, Toca Robot Lab is all about open-ended play and exploration. Kids construct their own robot from recycled materials and then fly it around a maze to collect stars.

Teacher Review

If you have a three- or four-year-old and want a fun app, check out Toca Boca's Robot Lab. The app is charming and engaging for little ones, especially those who like to put things together. Once they enter the "robot lab", a conveyer belt meets your child with a few different pairs of robot "legs" that look like various pieces of scrap metal. Above the conveyer belt is a box where they'll assemble their robot. The child picks a pair of legs, and along come chunks of metal that look like old, used blenders, refrigerators, etc., which they use for a body, and so on, until they've built their own little robot. Each time they drag a piece to their robot, it makes soldering and electric screwdriver noises, sparks fly, and out comes their very own friendly robot. Note that the available pieces change with each round of play, so you're child will have to build a different robot each time. It's a nice way to build in variety. Once the robot is created, the child drags it around a little maze, collecting up to three stars and knocking over blocks and balls until it finds the big magnet which drags it back into the "lab" where it gets a stamp of approval. As the maze is different each time, it can be quite a challenge to find all three stars. The design is nice, the robots are adorable, and it shows kids that it is possible to make something cool out of "junk".

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App Details


iPad, iPhone




Creative Development


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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A real work of craft, and one that will delight your children for weeks and possibly months. Want to make a cool robot? With Toca Robot Lab you and your kids can build your own robot from pieces of scrap and see it fly straight away! Endless different robot combinations are possible to make!


Choose between pieces of scrap to make your own robot
Different pieces to choose from every session
Endless different robot combinations to make!
Test fly your robot and make sure it works!
Cool physics fun while flying
Beautiful original graphics
No rules or stress - play any way your kids want to!
Kid-friendly interface!

Enter the Toca Robot Lab and start making your own robot! Construct and build it however you want with the scrap pieces that rolls out in the lab. Choose legs, body, head and two different arms - then you're good to go! Time to test if the robot can fly! The robot you built is now in a testing area where it can pick up stars and knock over balls and blocks as it zooms around. When it's done, fly up to the magnet and get your Toca Robot Lab Test report! And start making the next robot straight away…

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