"I bought this set for my highly gifted almost 6 year old. I was tired of all the coding programs out there for young kids that are basically video games. My son loves building mechanical things hence I thought the Spike set might appeal to him. I was right! There are so many different things to build with this set that it really is worth the money. The way I looked at it was that a coding or robotics class would cost this much and now we have something that can be used again and again. As a former computer programmer, I appreciate that the kids can start off simple and then add more complex coding as their interest and skills grow."