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LEGO Education Inspires STEAM Learning with New Architecture Themed Sets

LEGO Education Boomtown Build (45810)

LEGO has revealed some new LEGO Education sets today for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FFL Jr.) and FIRST LEGO League (FFL) seasons. These sets are exclusive architecture type sets and the First LEGO League Jr. will get the Boomtown Build (45810) while the First LEGO League will get the City Shaper Challenge Set.

In addition, LEGO also announced that the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime and the SPIKE Prime Competition Expansion Set can be used along with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in the First LEGO League.

Check out the press release and images below. Thank you to Stella for sending the info in.

LEGO Education Boomtown Build (45810)

LEGO® Education and FIRST® Inspire STEAM Learning with New Architecture-Themed LEGO sets for 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Season

New LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime and new SPIKE™ Prime Expansion Set can now be used in FIRST LEGO League along with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3.

HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 17, 2019)– Today at the FIRST® Championship, LEGO® Education and FIRST unveiled two new, exclusive LEGO sets created specifically for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Jr. and FIRST LEGO League season. LEGO Education also announced today that its newly released LEGO Education SPIKE™ Prime with the new SPIKE™ Prime Competition Expansion Set can be used along with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 in FIRST LEGO League. LEGO Education SPIKE Prime and the SPIKE Prime Expansion Set can be pre-ordered today in the U.S. and will be available around the world in August 2019.

LEGO Education Boomtown Build (45810)

FIRST, an international youth not-for-profit, and LEGO teamed up in 1998 to create FIRST

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LEGO Education Announces SPIKE Prime

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime

Earlier today, LEGO announced a new product to the LEGO Education theme with SPIKE Prime. It is the newest product that will be added to the LEGO Education portfolio and it is used to help kids learn how to program with the app based on the Scratch coding language. SPIKE Prime has 523 pieces including a new multi-port Hub and 11 new elements that will be first introduced with this set. Check out images of the set and the press release below.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime, a New Hands-On Learning Approach for Classrooms, Announced Today

Adding to the LEGO® Education portfolio of combined physical and digital learning experiences, SPIKE Prime has been unveiled today, along with new insights on students’ confidence in learning STEAM subjects.

Billund, Denmark (April 2, 2019) – Today, LEGO® Education announced LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime, the newest product in the LEGO Education hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) learning portfolio. SPIKE Prime brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable, multi-port Hub, sensors and motors all powered by the engaging SPIKE app based on the Scratch coding language. The SPIKE app includes lessons aligned to certain standards and many being able to be completed within a 45-minute class, making it easy for teachers to take SPIKE Prime into the classroom.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime

SPIKE Prime is a completely new design from LEGO Education. It has been created to reach all levels of learners, to be an inclusive, intuitive and naturally adaptive physical and digital creative approach, and engage all middle schoolers in technology-enabled STEAM learning with

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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

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