Comprised of 1,177 pieces, the BOOST Droid Commander Set combines builds of R2-D2, the Gonk Droid and the Mouse Droid with LEGO Boost, an app that aims to teach coding through a game-like, drag-and-drop interface. The LEGO Boost technology will provide users with the tools to create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds from 40+interactive missions. This will be LEGO's first Boost venture with a licensed product.
"We’ve been fueling the imagination of young Padawans and Jedi Masters for twenty years and wanted to take the Force to a new level. By introducing LEGO BOOST and creative coding into the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, kids now have the chance to develop essential 21st century skills while immersing themselves in the amazing world of Droid Commanders," LEGO Group's Chief Marketing Officer Julia Goldin said in a statement. "Our children are the problem solvers of tomorrow and STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths] skills will be essential to help them conquer the challenges of the future."
The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set goes on sale September 1. A full product description appears below. More information can be found on the LEGO website.
• The set includes a color & distance sensor, interactive motor, Bluetooth (Move Hub) and 1,177 pieces – enough to build all three lovable R2-D2 robot, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid, each coming with their own personalities, skills, and authentic Star Wars sounds and music
• R2-D2 measures over 7” (20cm) high and 5” (14cm) wide. LEGO® Gonk Droid measures over 7” (18cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (16cm) long. LEGO Mouse Droid measures over 5” (14cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (17cm) long.
• Free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ app is available for selected iOS, Android and Fire smart devices. Using the app, young commanders can build the droids, insert the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub into the droid they want to see solve each of the 40+ missions, and bring it to life using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment.
• Mission examples include: R2-D2: Plot a course, Receive and decode an incoming message, Party infiltration, Assisting flying an X-wingo; GONK Droid: Arena Training, Work as a load lifter, Ready for the fighting pit, Power droids; Mouse Droid: Thrash sweep, Thrash dump, Message delivery, Locate Rebels