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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (31313) Listed as “Retiring Soon” on Shop@Home

It looks like time has finally come for the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (31313) as it has been listed as “Retiring Soon” on LEGO Shop@Home. The set was announced way back in 2013 and it has been a staple in numerous robotic builds in the years since then. Its successor will be the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) which will be releasing later this year. If you’re wanting to get EV3, I would suggest getting a tracker on Camelcamelcamel to notify you if there is a price drop on Amazon. There’s no word on when EV3 will be gone but I’m guessing by the end of the year.


LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (51515) Officially Announced

LEGO has announced the latest addition to the LEGO MINDSTORMS line with the Robot Inventor (51515). Retailing at $359.99, the set has 949 pieces and will be released in early Q4 2020. Robot Inventor is a 5-in-1 set that allows builders to also learn about coding using the companion app. The coding language is based on Scratch and it supports Python for more advanced coders. Check out the press release below.

New LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor lets creators build and bring to life anything they can imagine.

• Builders can create and code one of five personality-packed robots or dream-up and build their own creations
• Robot Inventor uses drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch as well as Python to support those new to robotics
• Over 50 new challenges and fun activities to help all abilities build coding confidence in a fun, exciting way
Today, the LEGO Group has announced the first addition to the much-loved LEGO® MINDSTORMS® theme in seven years. The new LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 set unleashes a new world of fun, creative coding possibilities and provides the ultimate playful learning experience for young inventors and creators.

For over two decades, LEGO MINDSTORMS has inspired those of all ages to test and build their confidence with technology through play. By combining the LEGO building system with robotic and coding elements, builders can create anything they can imagine, while developing the STEM skills that 7 in 10 parents say are essential to their child’s future success.

This latest evolution of the much-loved


LEGO and Amazon Announce LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa

LEGO and Amazon have teamed up to do a new contest called the LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa with a tons of prizes up for grabs. All you have to do is to create new ideas on how LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 can interact with Alexa using voice commands. Check out the video below of some ideas of how they can interact as well as the press release on the details of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa.

The LEGO Group and Amazon join forces to introduce the LEGO® MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa – an opportunity for Alexa developers, LEGO MINDSTORMS enthusiasts, and creators around the world to explore and build the future of voice-based experiences through construction and robotics play.

Billund, September 24: The LEGO® MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa announced today allows fans to enter for a chance to win from hundreds of prizes, including one grand prize winner who will take home $20,000 in Amazon Gift Cards, a powerful package of LEGO sets, and a trip to LEGO Headquarters in Denmark — where they will have an opportunity to tour the LEGO House and meet with LEGO designers. In addition, the winner’s creation will be displayed at the annual LEGO World event in Copenhagen.

Since the introduction of the very first LEGO brick, people of all ages have been able to build anything they can imagine. The LEGO product line-up has continued to evolve over the years, including the introduction of branded products and others which


LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 with $75 eGift Card at Walmart

A few days ago, Walmart was selling the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 bundled with a $50 eGift Card. They have now bumped up the eGift card to $75! The price of the EV3 from Walmart is $349.95 with free shipping. The latest MINDSTORMS set makes a great gift for Christmas plus you get $75 to spend on what ever you want so in turn, you get the EV3 for $274.95, a 21.4% savings. Hurry and get it before stocks run out!


LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (31313) Now Available at Shop@Home

It is September and the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is now available for sale at LEGO stores and on Shop@Home. The set will contain 601 pieces and will retail for $349.99. It latest version of MINDSTORMS line comes fully equipped with many new features such as an infrared sensor, a new Linux-based firmware, a USB port, and an SD card slot. It will be using Linux firmware that will be compatible with Android and iOS operating systems. The EV3 will also have Bluetooth support so you can program the machine using your mobile devices. If you do decide to pick up the EV3, remember there are 12 additional bonus models on the MINDSTORMS minisite.


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Space Challenge Activity Pack Coming Soon

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 was just recently released and LEGO already has something planned for the near future. With development assistance from space experts, LEGO will be releasing the Space Challenge Activity Pack for the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Included in this pack are some Challenge Missions, Learning Missions, and a Learning to Gear project to teach and educate students about the topic of space exploration. Educators will be able to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to students while giving a hands-on experience. Students will no doubt be excited to learn about space using the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 in class.

The Space Challenge is for all educators that want to teach STEM through hands-on problem solving. No matter if this is your first experience using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or robotics or not, this learning program has been developed to support you and to make the materials suitable for your teaching environment.

In the Space Challenge Activity Pack, there are seven Challenge Missions, nine Learning Missions and one Learning to Gear project. Each Mission and project presents a fun STEM learning opportunity. Student and teacher materials are provided in a multimedia content environment with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Content Editor featuring all the tools the students needs for documenting and presenting their findings and results as they progress through the material.

Three Research Projects, co-developed with space experts, provide rich opportunities for students to explore and creating innovative solutions to current space exploration topics. The Research Projects are built on three key problems that


LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Bonus Models and Release Date Revealed

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Bonus Models

LEGO has recently revealed 12 bonus models that are designed by a group of MINDSTORMS Community Partners. All of the bonus models can be built with only one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (31313) set. They will be available for download via the EV3 Software or by PDF on the minisite on the official release date of the set of September 1st. Remember that when you purchase from LEGO during the month of September, you can get the Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (40079) polybag as part of the company’s September promotion.

ROBODOZ3R – Mark Crosbie
BANNER PRINT3R – Ralph Hempel
EV3MEG – Martyn Boogaarts
BOBB3E – Kenneth Ravnshøj Madsen
MR-B3AM – Kenneth Ravnshøj Madsen
RAC3 TRUCK – Laurens Valk
KRAZ3 – Marc André Bazergui
EV3D4 – Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos
EL3CTRIC GUITAR – Daniele Benedettelli
DINOR3X – Lasse Stenbæk Lauesen
WACK3M – Martyn Boogaarts
EV3GAME – Ricardo Oliveira

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