Introduce creative kids to a rich LEGO brick galaxy of lovable toy droids, exciting missions and coding with the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander educational coding toy for kids. This interactive buildable robot toy model puts your child in command of 3 app-controlled Star Wars droids: R2-D2, a Gonk Droid and a Mouse Droid, each with their own personalities and skills. Using the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars mobile app, your young commander can build droids to embark on missions by inserting the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub and using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment (visit LEGO.com/device check for a list of compatible devices). After kids learn to code to help build their model robots they can constructs tools, weapons, targets, obstacles and lots more as they progress through over 40 exciting missions – they’ll love it! This great birthday or Christmas Star Wars gift also helps youngsters develop their critical thinking, creative problem-solving and coding skills. Plus, it introduces them to basic engineering through robotics for kids. Kids won't realize how much they've learned as they create space adventures with some of their favorite Star Wars characters!
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I have a huband that loves Star Wars and a daughter that loves Legos. This was a great project for them to work together on. Awesome bonding and problem solving time. It was somewhat difficult so having dad help was beneficial and later on, play time. Both my 42 year old husband and 8 year old daughter loved this! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I’d like to say that I gave this to my 12-year-old kid to let him build it, but the truth is I did it myself. I’m totally a Star Wars nerd, and this product gave me hours of fun. For the Lego enthusiast and Star Wars fan you won’t find a better Lego set. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This is a great Lego experience that combines the traditional building process and coding. It doesnt have paper instructions which is kind of a bummer but the app makes the whole thing possible. You need the app to program the thing so its a necessary part anyway. Loads of fun and takes legos to the next level [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
My 11 year old has a new found love for Legos & this set is by far his favorite. Our family loves star wars so my husband, myself and even the little ones joined in and helped. We had so much fun. Directions are easy to follow & the playtime after build is endless with the missions. Highly recommend for any lego or star wars fan! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
My 10 year old son loves LEGO, Star Wars and coding so I thought this would be the perfect set for him. First, you need a smart device so you can download the LEGO Boost Star Wars app which has everything you’ll need to build, code and play. Secondly, you will also need six AAA batteries. My son had a hard time trying to build just going off of the app, I think including a hard copy with the LEGO set would really help (not just for the kids but also for the parents trying to help them). Once he had the characters built he was able to use the move hub in the character of his choice. The app was a little difficult for him to use at first but once he got used to it, he was able to use the droids in different missions. There is over forty of them, so your child is sure to be entertained for hours. Another thing to note, you will need to have your Bluetooth on your device to use the app and also the microphone. The microphone permissions is in case you want to transform your own voice into a Star Wars character. You can opt out of this if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Overall, I think this is a great set for kids who like LEGO and who want to explore more with coding. The age says for kids 8+ Years of age but I think it would be too challenging for anyone under 10 years old. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I was a little hesitant with this because of the potential difficulty involved with the motors and the app (which we hadn’t had experience with on other LEGO builds), but I am so happy we got this for my son. He’s 7 and has a lot of LEGO experience and is a very fast builder, so I thought this would challenge him...and it did. The build time wasn’t too long. He worked on in for a couple hours and we figured out the whole app. In the end he really enjoyed it and loves playing with it. It’s almost like a remote control toy. Well done LEGO for taking it to the next level with the added technology. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
My 13 year old son absolutely loves Legos and even more so Star Wars. When I gave this to him, he was ecstatic. You have to download the app in order to build, program, and control the droids. I sat with him just to make sure he didn't need any help but he was able to navigate through the app to build the droids. I think some of the videos could be a little faster when building instead of so long. I think I was a little more excited than him to see them built and in motion. The droids traveled nicely on the hard wood floor, but not so much on the rugs or carpet. I really love that the programming step was a learning experience aside from the fun of it all. We both like R2-D2 the best as his detail was made just as the movies. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Do not buy unless you have a recent Android tablet
1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1 month ago
originally posted on shop.LEGO.com
There are no included instructions and there is no Windows app. You need to be happy following instructions on your phone or Android tablet with Android 6.0 or later (do they even make Android tablets anymore?). Terrible idea! There should be a warning before checkout. I don't understand why they don't at least give an instructional PDF. This is very disappointing.