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Introducing 51515: the Next Generation of MINDSTORMS

Exciting news for LEGO robotics fans! Today, LEGO announced the newest member of the MINDSTORMS family. LEGO 51515 MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor set is a 5-in-1 set for ages ten and up. Get ready to build, code, play, and rebuild as many times as you want!

The new MINDSTORMS set features five unique designs you construct using the 949 elements available in the set. Robot Inventor even features a remote control that allows you to use your own controller using Bluetooth. There are more than 50 built-in coding challenges and activities using a drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. In addition, more advanced users can now program in Python. This allows MINDSTORMS to grow with your child and opens up many new possibilities for adult fans as well.

The five main models are:
Blast – an action hero model that stands over 36cm tall
Charlie – a playful sidekick
Tricky – an athlete who enjoys playing sports
Gelo – a four-legged robot that can perform tricks
M.V.P – a Modular Vehicle Platform that transforms into a buggy, crane, shooter turret or brick-eating truck

Robot Inventor’s new Hub features a 5X5 light matrix, a 6-axis gyro sensor (3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer), a micro USB port, a speaker and a rechargeable battery. Connectivity is via Bluetooth.

The set will come with four medium motors, a color sensor, and a distance sensor. These new motors have an integrated rotation sensor with absolute positioning. The color sensor recognizes eight colors and measures both reflected and ambient light. Finally, the distance sensor has programmable LED lights surrounding it and has an integrated 6-pin adapter for third-party sensors, boards and DIY hardware. This feature is likely to open up some great new opportunities for building, programming, and learning with MINDSTORMS.

You can learn more by visiting the LEGO website and reading the official press release. The 51515 Robot Inventor is expected to be available for purchase in Autumn 2020.

The ROBOTMAK3RS community hopes that the new LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 51515 inspires even more children and adults to explore the world of LEGO robotics. We are excited to see what you will create with this newest generation of MINDSTORMS.

Please share your ideas and creations in our newest group LEGO Robot Inventor Community.

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