LEGO® BOOST lets children create models with motors and sensors, and then bring their creations to life through simple, icon-based coding commands. The free LEGO BOOST tablet app includes easy step-by-step building instructions for creating and coding multifunctional models.
Boost comes with a whopping 847 different Lego bricks, along with one motor (which also serves as a dial control on some projects), one light/IR sensor and the Move Hub, a large white and gray brick with two built-in motors that serves as the central processing unit for the robot. The Hub connects to your tablet via Bluetooth, to receive your programming code, and to the other two electronic components via wires. It is designed for children from the age of 7 years old, LEGO Boost comes with 840 LEGO bricks, plus a LEGO Move Hub, Interactive Motor, and a color &distance Sensor.
- Move Hub features Bluetooth connectivity, two encoded motors, activation button, internal tilt sensor, and a light
- Interactive Motor is an encoded motor
- Color & Distance Sensor detects distance, motion, and color, and can also function as a light.
You can build five different robots with the kit: a humanoid robot named Vernie, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000 (which plays real music), a forklift called the “M.I.R. 4” and a robotic “Auto Builder” car factory. Lego said that it expects most users to start with Vernie, who looks like a cross between film robots Johnny No. 5 and Wall-E and offers the most functionality
Once connected to the Boost Application available on Android and IOS, you can give a “soul” to LEGO construction. The toys are barded with sensors and can be controlled by this same application. Each module and motor can be programmed via this application. The Boost Application offers easy-to-use intuitive software with an icon-based drag-and-drop coding interface. This App promises more than 60 different programmable actions. Children can learn to code in a simple way thanks to mini-games that use the code logic.