Back in the day, LEGO was already a popular toy that brought out every kid's vast imagination.
Today, through their soon to be released LEGO Boost line, not only are they inspiring kids to be builders, but are also engaging them with basic programming using codes.
LEGO introduced the LEGO Boost line during the Consumer Electronics Show, where it was demonstrated by LEGO Team Design Director Simon Kent.
“The big thing with LEGO Boost is it’s actually classic LEGO-based platform... And it means if the kids have LEGO at home, they can add those bricks to their models and be creative in that way as well,” he said.
Well that is really some cool stuff. Just imagine the possibilities!
Having said that, LEGO Boost comes in a standard package containing 840 brick pieces and the move hub which is vital for bringing your creations to life.
There are five pre-designed models you can build out of the box, including Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4, and an Autobuilder.
Each basic model offers a unique experience. For example, Frankie the Cat allows you to pet your Lego creation, while the Guitar 4000 is for rockstars-in-the-making.
This whole experience is made possible through a companion app for basic coding and a variety of sensors included in each set.
Lego Boost will be available for $160 starting August 2017 and is intended for children 7-12 years of age, but is of course still open for purchase for kids at heart.