New LEGO Boost (17101) System Revealed

Last week, I reported on LEGO’s teaser of an announcement coming tomorrow but it looks like Engadget has already revealed it. The announcement is for a new theme called LEGO Boost (17101) which is somewhat similar to LEGO Mindstorms but geared towards younger kids. The base starter set will be priced at $159.99 and will be available later this year.

The set will have three Boost bricks in addition to 840 LEGO elements. The core unit is called the Move Hub which has a six-axis tilt sensor, two input and output ports, a power button and a light that changes color which was teased before. Powered by six AAA batteries, the other Boost bricks also have a combination color and distance sensor as well as an interactive motor which includes a tachometer.

The set also has instructions for five other models including Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4, and an Autobuilder. To make the whole system work, there’s also a companion LEGO Boost app for you to download. The app is actually required as it has all the building instructions for the models as well as the programming.

You can read more about the details of individual models for LEGO Boost in the link above.

  • Adam Pilc

    So Lego Education We-Do but for everyone and for better price? NICE

    • Nilbert

      I’d argue this is different than WeDo. WeDo is more about simple machines, lessons that can be created in class. Mindstorms is about taking those lessons to the next level, while also being fun in every way from the ground up for kids and parents. However, I totally agree, this is darn exciting!

  • Nilbert

    I am pumped!!! But I can’t lie, I wish this was out now. Released this month, and a new mindstorms in August. I have a 5 year old boy, turns 6 in september, we’re going to have a ton of fun with this. I guess the little robot (31062) release was a fun foreshadow 🙂 AND Kind of a way to get kids interested before the bigger, badder release!

    Thank you Allen!