LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robot set is a brilliant toy, but I would say that it is probably better suited to teenagers and or adults.
While I bought this toy for myself, my 12 year old nephew does come over quite a bit and begs me every time to play with it.
Over the course of this short review I will be highlighting some of the key features of this toy and also going over my own personal experiences with it.
The toy comes with 619 pieces, that includes all of the building bricks, which are now “all” studless TECHNIC bricks, unlike with the original NXT which also had studded TECHNIC pieces as well.
I think that the removal of the studded pieces only adds the mobility of the robot and was a great move on LEGO’s part.
After the bricks, the set includes 1 color RGB sensor, which allows the robot to distinguish 6 different colors, red, blue, green, yellow, black and white.
The Color sorter program that comes with the set makes use of this sensor. There are then 2 touch sensors which I think is a lot better than in the previous set where there was just 1 touch sensor and 1 sound sensor.
The different programs that the set comes with are called “Robogator”, “Shooter Bot, “Color Sorter” and Alpha Rex. The Robogator program has the robot act just like an alligator and snaps at objects in its path. The Shooter bot is loads of fun to play with as it fires balls at things when it detects their movement.
The Color sorter as the name might suggest moves different color balls into their appropriate trays. Then the last of these is the Alpha Rex which is a humanoid robot which walks back and forward, can turn, grab objects and can also see and talk.
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