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LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) Now Has Free Worldwide Shipping

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

At the beginning of the month, I reported that the LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) would be able to be purchased worldwide and we’ve just received information that it now includes FREE shipping as well. The folks over at Panama STEM Education, who is an authorized LEGO Education partner, has also sent over some new images of the set as well. This is a limited edition set which contains 1,184 pieces and retails for $249.95. I’ll have a review of the set soon so stay tuned for that.

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

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LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) Now Available Worldwide

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

Last year, I reported on the LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) which was only available locally in Panama. Yesterday I’ve received an email from Juan from the marketing team at the Panama STEM website saying the set can now be purchased and shipped anywhere in the world.

It’ll still go for $249.95 but it has free Priority Mail International shipping to the US. They also ship worldwide using DHL. It’s not a bad price but if you’re a collector of these kinds of exclusive sets, it’s cheaper than what you would find on eBay.

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New LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) Set Revealed

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

A reader named Carmelo has emailed in telling me of a new LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451) set that was created to commemorate the expansion of the Panama Canal locks. The set has 1184 pieces and will retail for $250.00 and will only be available locally in Panama on December 1 with a production run of 40,000 sets. You can check out the set in motion in the video below.

Also seen on Brickset.

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

LEGO Education Panama Canal (2000451)

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LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Announced at CES 2016

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0

This is a little bit out of my realm but I know there are educators who are readers of the site and this might be of interest. LEGO Education at CES 2016 announced the new WeDo 2.0 robotics kit for elementary school students. The updated WeDo 2.0 is designed to teach kids from second to fourth grades STEM basics. There are over 40 hours of projects including physical, life, earth, and space sciences along with engineering and technology.

The core set comes with a programmable Smarthub, motor, two sensors, and 280 building elements, plus software including the Get Start Project which is an introductory experience to the WeDo 2.0 resource. According to TechCrunch, setting up a classroom with sufficient units would cost around $2,000 and it also includes the cost of licensing.

WeDo 2.0 is now available and the software is compatible with PC, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0