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Lego unveils first addition to Mindstorms range in seven years

Published on: 15th October 2020

New Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor lets creators build and bring to life ‘anything they can imagine’. 

Lego MindstormsFor over two decades, Lego Mindstorms has inspired those of all ages to test and build their confidence with technology through play. By combining the Lego building system with robotic and coding elements, builders can create anything they can imagine, while developing the STEM skills that 7 in 10 parents say are essential to their child’s future success.

The new Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5-in-1 model gives builders aged 10+ the power to bring one of the set’s five unique designs to life or take their own builds to the next level by programming them to walk, talk, think and do more than ever before. Kids can also code their own remote-control features for the models in the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor app or connect their own controllers to the app using Bluetooth.

The five intelligent creations can be easily controlled remotely using the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor app. Packed with over 50 fun coding challenges and activities to help build coding confidence, the app uses drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch to support those getting into coding for the first time, as well as Python, suitable for advanced coders looking for new challenges.

Packed with 949 pieces and new Lego Powered Up components, the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor will be available in autumn 2020 from Lego.com, Lego Retail Stores and retailers globally. The Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor 5-in-1 set will be priced at £329.99 and includes digital building and coding instructions for five unique robots:

  • Blast – this master robot can fire or hammer its way through obstacles and grab items, making it perfect for guarding a room.
  • Charlie – this quirky sidekick helper can give out high fives, dance, play the drums, deliver small gifts, and charm friends with its smile.
  • Tricky – the sporty bot can be coded it to master a plethora of robot sports: basketball, bowling, soccer and more.
  • Gelo – a real life four-legged robot, its unique mechanism means it can walk, avoid obstacles, and even perform tricks.
  • M.V.P. – Create and code your own remote control and build the M.V.P. into a buggy, a crane, a shooter turret or even a Lego brick-eating truck.

“Since the launch of Lego Mindstorms over 20 years ago, we’ve been committed to helping children and adults develop STEM skills through play,” explains Lena Dixen, head of Product and Marketing Development at the Lego Group. “We are extremely excited to introduce a new Mindstorms product that offers even more creative opportunities for those of all ages, and we thank our fans for continuing to show us what is possible with Lego Mindstorms. We are continually inspired by the creations the community share with us and hope that the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor inspires many more children and playful adults to explore the exciting world of robotics and coding.”

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