That’s right dear readers: LEGO BOOST Review + Giveaway! Read on for deets on the latest LEGO set which gives kids the opportunity to build + code + play. This set is sure to be a hit with the ages 7-12 crowd!
Note: the following giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
About LEGO BOOST
LEGO BOOST introduces building and coding in one super-charged LEGO set, letting children add sound, movement and personality to their LEGO creations, bringing to life anything they can imagine! The free LEGO BOOST app introduces children to coding through many fun activities and an easy-to-understand horizontal icon-based layout.
Much like building with LEGO bricks, children build behaviors & actions by linking digital coding bricks. It also includes digital building instructions for all five models and over 60 activities to spark the imagination.
Please note: A tablet running iOS 10.3 and newer/Android 5.0 or above is required to build and play with LEGO Boost.
PARENT CLUB TIP: Though the 847 LEGO elements were in numbered, see through, bags — we found it valuable to put the bricks and elements in resealable bags. That way we could unseal and seal the bags as we built our M.T.R.4.
5 Models in 1!
VERNIE the Robot: Vernie is the star of the show and your own personal robot friend. He’s atyour command and you can make him sing, dance or even fire darts. He always acts extra cool when you dress him up in his sunglasses and bow tie or in whatever way you want to personalize him.
FRANKIE the Cat: One look at those friendly eyes and Frankie will be your cherished pet forever.He always purrs loudly when you stroke his head or feed him his favorite fish. But NEVER pull his tail – or he might get very upset!
AUTO Builder: The Auto Builder is a LEGO creation that builds other LEGO creations. It is an automated production line that moves backwards and forwards so you can code it to build your own creations.
GUITAR4000: If there’s a hidden rock star inside you, you’re going to love the Guitar 4000! Play a song or create your own awesome tune. It even allows you to add some cool pitch bend and sound effects.
M.T.R.4: Build the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) and try out its different tool and customization attachments – such as a hammer or dart shooter – to prepare this tough vehicle for an array of exciting activities.
LEGO BOOST is available at: https://shop.lego.com/en-CA/BOOST-Creative-Toolbox-17101 as well as all major Canadian toy retailers.
This toy will certainly appeal to the builder fans. By adding a coding element to the experience, LEGO creates a deeper level of engagement. Not only can you build, but you can make it move, change the movements, and interactively connect with the LEGO.
LEGO BOOST is hours of hands-on action. I suggest making this set a family activity where you build together (there are a lot of pieces to find and connect). The app is straightforward and the coding is kid-friendly.
Enter for a chance to win your own LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (ARV$199.99)