So you want learn robotic and electronics fast? You may want to give this educational robot kit a look. The Rokit Smart kit lets you build 11 robots. It is designed to get you familiar with Arduino programming. You can use the kit to build rubber band gun, edge-detection, line-following, and other robots.
Rokit Smart comes with frames, motors, sensors, and boards, so you will have everything you need to start building fun robots. No soldering is required. The kit is available for $145 at this time.