Johnny Chung Lee bought one of those Bioloid robot kits I'd seen at Toy Fair for the last couple of years and put it through its paces.
When I first got it, I was a little intimidated by the number of pieces in the box. Being an educational robot, I was hoping it was going to be a quick and simple setup. While the instructions are fairly easy to follow, it did take me about 5 hours from opening the box to a completed robot. Assembly requires handing many similar looking parts and lots of tiny screws. However, it is very satisfying to see the robot slowly take form as you assemble the components.It definitely seems like a kit exclusively for the committed and talented, with spotty documentation and a price tag starting at nearly a grand.