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Lego unveils Lego Boost Droid Commander set

Published on: 7th May 2019

New set marks the first time Lego Boost technology has been used in licensed Lego products.

The new Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of Lego Boost alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2, the Gonk Droid and the Mouse Droid.

This is the first time the intuitive drag-and-drop Lego Boost coding technology has been used in a Lego licensed product. With the technology overhauled to match the Lego Star Wars galaxy, the result is a whole new play experience in which kids and parents can team up to build, code and play with the droids, before creating their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds with inspiration from 40+ interactive missions. What’s more, every time they play they will also be honing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills, which are increasingly important in today’s digital world.

Julia Goldin, chief marketing officer, Lego Group, said: “We’ve been fuelling the imagination of young Padawans and Jedi Masters for twenty years and wanted to take the Force to a new level. By introducing Lego Boost and creative coding into the Lego Star Wars galaxy, kids now have the chance to develop essential 21st century skills while immersing themselves in the amazing world of Droid Commanders. Our children are the problem solvers of tomorrow and STEAM skills will be essential to help them conquer the challenges of the future.”

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