Lego Introduces Star Wars Boost Droid Commander Set On May The Fourth

Posted: May 4 2019, 10:07am CDT | by , in Toys

 

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Lego Introduces Star Wars Boost Droid Commander Set on May the Fourth

New Lego Boost set features Star Wars' R2-D2 and more.

Today on May 4th (#MayThe4thBeWithYou), Lego unveils the new Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set. Finally a new set in the Boost segment. The set offers all the creativity and coding fun of Lego Boost alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid. The only disappointment about this announcement is that the Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set is not available now. You have to wait until September 1.

It’s the first time the intuitive drag-and-drop Lego Boost coding technology has been used in a Lego licensing product. With the technology overhauled to match the Lego Star Wars galaxy, the result is a whole new play experience in which kids and parents can team up to build, code and play with the droids, then create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds with inspiration from 40+ interactive missions. What’s more, every time they play with this LEGO Star Wars brick galaxy of lovable droids, they will also be honing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills, which are ever more important for children in today’s digital world.

Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, Lego Group, said: “We’ve been fuelling 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. Our children are the problem solvers of tomorrow and STEAM skills will be essential to help them conquer the challenges of the future.”

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.
It will be age graded 8+ and the recommended retail price will be $199,99.
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.
The 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. Shop Star Wars Lego sets on Amazon.com.

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