LEGO has done it again! Long time fans and those just beginning to appreciate LEGO’s fun and versatility will be enthralled by all they can create with the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox. Your kids will learn all about robotics, coding, mechanics and other forms of advanced technology while having fun creating robots and other creatures.
The Lego Boost Creative Toolbox is a robotics kit that was designed for children ages 7-12. They have put a heavy emphasis on building and playing. The 847-piece building kit includes a LEGO move hub that features low energy Bluetooth, two encoded motors, an ability to connect, an activation button, light and internal tilt sensor.
Move Hub – This features Bluetooth Lower Energy connectivity, activation button, two encoded motors. The move hub also has a color and distance sensor that can function as a light and also detect color, motion and distance.
Color and Distance Sensor – The color and distance sensor is there in order to detect motion, distance, color and function as a light.
Interactive Motor – The interactive motor is an encoded motor.
Vernie The Robot – Vernie the Robot talks and moves and you can rotate Vernie’s head in order to activate its shoulder-mounted spring-loaded shooter. This technique, alone, can be quite fun.
Guitar4000 – With the Guitar4000, you can learn how to play a song. It’s a pitch-bent instrument that’s musical and has some incredible sound effects.
Frankie the Cat – Frankie the Cat is really cool. Once you get him put together, the kids will learn how to look after their own pet. They need to feed them the right food, or Frankie might get upset and that won’t be a good show. Frankie the Cat will show you its mood – playful or purring.
Multi-Tooled Rover 4 – With this kit, you can build the Multi-Tooled Rover 4 or for shorts, the M.T.R.4. Once you build it, you can try out different customization attachments – one being a shooter that spring loads – and prepare the vehicle for different exciting activities to take part in.
AutoBuilder – The Auto Builder is the fifth model you can make and you can build it on a production line that works automatically. The real production line actually produces little, tiny LEGO models, so you get a real taste of how automation works.
The kit also contains building instructions for five LEGO models that are included with the free LEGO boost application.
You must have a compatible tablet – iPad or Android – for LEGO Boost to download instructions and to ensure it works properly. You can visit the LEGO website (www.lego.com/devicecheck) to see if your tablet is compatible. The Bluetooth setup makes it fast and easy (no pairing on iOS).
After you download the app, the fun begins. You’ll see easy, step-by-step instructions to get you started enjoying this wonderful toy.
A huge assortment of great parts for the models ensures that the process is easy and fun – and your child is able to build an assortment of intricate projects immediately. The LEGO Boost app gently leads you through the programming and building of the models – with a few challenges as you move along.
The LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox provides a unique coding experience that can bring your child’s creations to life. And each model has an assortment of thrilling activities to make it even more fun and challenging.
A play mat is included in the set for you to use with various activities the models may engage in – and you’ll also receive a LEGO Boost wall poster. For value, fun and a great learning experience, you can’t beat this LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox toy.