When you hear the name “LEGO,” what do you think of? Many people instantly jump to building blocks. Of course, over the past couple of years, LEGO has expanded into robotics, and video games, but the heart of LEGO has always been about playing and building. Lately, LEGO has been focused on meeting the growing demands and trying to find ways to get children more tech connected, while remaining true to their building roots. During the 2017 CES, which was held in Las Vegas, we saw the answer to this – it’s nesting behind the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox.
If you didn’t get the chance to attend the CES this year, you definitely missed out on a lot of amazing toys. However, don’t let that bother you too much, because we have all the information you need in regards to the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox.
What is the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox?
The LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox is a robotics kit that was designed for children ages 7-12. They have put a heavy emphasis on building and playing.
This teaches the basics of coding, but there is a strong emphasis on playing and building. When someone mentions a new LEGO robotics kit, what do you think of? Many think of LEGO Mindstorms and start to compare the new kit to Mindstorms. We’re going to tell you right now, Lego Boost isn’t as intimidating as Mindstorms and it is much more accessible.
The LEGO Boost really plays up on the play and build aspect of creating robots. Children can definitely learn the basics of programing and coding. However, despite it all, it’s important to remember that Lego Boost isn’t going to replace Mindstorms.
Take a look at the key features of the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox:
- Pieces – This kit includes a little over 840 Lego pieces. It also includes a color and distance sensor, Lego move hub and an Interactive motor.
- Move Hub – This features Bluetooth Lower Energy connectivity, activation button, two encoded motors, a light and an internal tilt sensor.
- Color and Distance Sensor – The color and distance sensor is there in order to detect motion, distance, color and function as a light.
- Interactive Motor – The interactive motor is an encoded motor.
- Vernie’s Head – You can rotate Vernie’s head in order to activate its shoulder-mounted spring-loaded shooter. This technique, alone, can be quite fun.
- Guitar4000 – With the Guitar4000, you can learn how to play a song.
- Frankie the Cat – Frankie the Cat is really cool. Once you get him put together, the kids will learn how to look after their own pet. They need to feed them the right food, or Frankie might get upset and that won’t be a good show.
- Multi-Tooled Rover 4 – With this kit, you can build the Multi-Tooled Rover 4 or for shorts, the M.T.R.4. Once you build it, you can try out different customization attachments and prepare the vehicle for different exciting activities to take part in.
- AutoBuilder – You can construct, code and operate the AutoBuilder. By doing this, you can produce real miniature LEGO models.
- Easy-to-Use- It has easy-to-use intuitive software.
- Building and Coding – You can build and code robots and models with the playmat and LEGO Boost app. The app is available for Android and iOS tablets.
- Building Instructions – For all five modes, you have building instruction. The building instructions are included with the free LEGO Boost app.
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox is the next best thing offered by Lego. If your little ones are into everything LEGO, then this will be a big hit for them.