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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 Education EV3 (45544) Available August 1st

LEGO today has announced the release date of the LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 on their official press release. The unit will be available August 1st and is now available for preorder for educators in the US. The Education version contains 541 pieces and retails for $339.95 and if you order more sets, the overall price per set is cheaper. The software is sold separately.

The Daily Brick also notes that LEGO will be releasing a “Space Exploration” expansion set for the EV3.

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 platform will begin shipping August 1, 2013. The education platform is now available in the U.S. for educators to preorder.


  • The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 platform will begin shipping August 1, 2013. The education platform is now available in the U.S. for educators to preorder.
  • Announced in January 2013, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 platform is the third generation of LEGO Education robotics technology designed for classroom use. It is a full teaching solution developed with educators to actively engage students in a number of key curriculum areas such as computer science, science, technology, engineering, and math correlated to national standards.
  • The EV3 platform includes customizable curriculum and digital workbooks; a hardware platform based on real-world robotics technology for engaging, hands-on activities; an intuitive software platform consisting of both programming and data-logging interface including 48 step-by-step tutorials; and extensive professional development courses.
  • The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set comes with the EV3 Brick, rechargeable battery, sensors, motors, large brick selection, a new ball

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