Must Have Lego That Is Not From Lego

Posted: May 18 2017, 9:40am CDT | by , Updated: May 18 2017, 9:43am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Must Have Lego that is Not from Lego
 

There some 3rd party Legos that enhance Lego play significantly.

Lego is since decades a staple in kid's rooms around the world. The Lego Group has an incredible number of different Lego sets and bricks on the market. It is hard to imagine that there are Lego components that are missing in Lego's offering. But there is. Small companies, often started through a crowd funding campaign, create new things that enhance or change playing with Lego in a big way.

Here are three of the hottest Lego toys that are not from the Lego Group. First up is the Nimuno Loops Lego Tape. This adhesive tape allows to attach Lego blocks on any surface. 

With the Lego Tape Lego bricks can be attached to walls or other toys. The flexible tape can be just cut to size with sizzors. There is also a receiver version of the tape to attach Lego bricks on the other side. The Lego tape comes in two sizes, different colors and length. Two rolls of each 2m sell for $13. Find all package options on the Indiegogo page of the Nimuno Loops Lego Tape. The campaign collected over $1.6m. Shipment begins in August.

Next is Flexo. Flexo uses a unique rigid brick and flexible tendon that allow to build Lego constructions that are bouncy. The Flexo bricks allows to easily build trampolins, catapults, swing bridges, suspensions, and more.

Adding Flexo bricks to the pool of Lego will greatly increase the possibilities what kids can build. Flexo is shipping now in different packs starting $24 from the New Zealand based Flexo shop.

The third must have Lego product that is not from the Lego Group is the SBrick. The SBrick allows to control Lego Power motors and sensors with code or virtual remotes. The SBrick Plus has four channels and is as big as stack of four regular Lego bricks. Hungarian company Vengit is soon releasing support for Apple's Swift Playground code learning app. 

The $69 SBrick Plus launched in December is much more versatile than what Lego is planning to offer with Lego Boost in August. The SBrick Plus is available in at the SBrick online shop.

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Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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