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LEGO Mindstorms NXT

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LEGO Mindstorms NXT - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

We review the incredible LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot building kit!

LEGO's Mindstorms NXT robot kit is here! It's packed with over 500 pieces including robotic eyes and ears, servo motors to get it moving, a speaker so it can talk, a touch sensor and an awesome intelligent brick that controls it all. You can get a move on conquering the world (or at least your back yard) with a LEGO robot army with a fistful of rechargeable batteries and the Quick Start Kit. Then it's time to grab your dad, build some of the bigger LEGO robots and start programming them. It's a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, wow. Seriously, WOW. All in capitals and everything.

You can do incredible stuff with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT. From controlling it through your cell phone to programming it to move around (stick to wheels, robot legs don't work very well!) and talk to people - or even to have it pass commands to other Mindstorms robots. If you're really hardcore, you can head to www.mindstorms.com and download more files to let you do some really freaky stuff - but you need advanced programming skills for that.

LEGO Mindstorms NXT Thumbs Up:

  • The Quick Start Kit gets you rolling right away.
  • The programming is easy to learn.
  • Once you�re good with the programming, you can do really complicated stuff!
  • Super-simple programming mode = 15 seconds to make a program.
  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT Thumbs Down:

  • It costs $250 � start being nice to your grandparents now!
  • Takes six AA batteries, which are not included.
  • You can't print the instructions for the bigger robots.
  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT Rating: 4
    Age: 10 and up.
    Price Range: 5

    Price Range Legend
    $0-$15 = 1
    $16-$30 = 2
    $31-$45 = 3
    $46-$60 = 4
    $60+ = 5

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