Lego Bricks Come Alive

Ruben Baart
January 14th 2017

The future of toys is robotic. Danish toy manufacturer Lego recently announced the next generation of building bricks features a series of interactive motors and programmable bricks that can be added to existing Lego kits, bringing the creations to life.

Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, Lego Boost kit takes the multicolored toy bricks to the next level with movement and audio, allowing children to build motorized and motion-sensitive toys by simply connecting their constructions to a smartphone app.

Aimed at kids aged 7-12, the set allows to build five different models from Lego bricks, including a robot called Vernie, a cat, a guitar, a vehicle and the Autobuilder, a robot that builds mini Lego creations.

This is not the first time Lego takes part in educational initiatives. Last year the company launched the WeDo 2.0 robotics kit to help teach primary-level school children engineering and coding. Perhaps the Boost kit can make kids join the discussion on the future of work, challenging them to work creatively with the building bricks of what is yet to come. They are, after all, the future.

Source: CNET. Image: Lego

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