Lego continues to deliver when it comes to their Mindstorms kit, and the latest one is known as the Lego Mindstorms EV3 – which will include construction materials such as studs, beams, girders and wheels which will then be used to construct a robot. Just when you thought that Lego was all about bricks, don’t be surprised to find out that the only brick which you will be able to discover here would be the robot’s very own programmable brain. This new Lego Mindstorms EV3 will hit the markets later this September 1st at most major retailers, where it will retail for $350 a pop.
Truth be told, Mindstorms does have its fair share of community of hackers and hobbyists, and the Lego Mindstorms EV3 would continue to keep this particular community happy. There will be over 550 pieces of the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit, so it might seem a wee bit more daunting at first, considering how it is meant for kids who are aged 10 and above. At least there are printed step-by-step instructions as well as color-coded pieces that ensure the robot known as TRACK3R is a whole lot easier. When you have completed assembling the TRACK3R, it is capable of accomplishing simple pre-programmed missions such as turning in a circle. According to Lego, the first robot might take approximately an hour to complete.