[CES 2017] It is not all about big boy’s toys at CES, as the little ones too, will be able to benefit from the likes of technological advancements in their toys. Danish toymaker LEGO has revealed the LEGO Boost Building and Coding set at CES, ensuring that even your little ones will begin early on the path of programming so that their LEGO creations will magically come to life.
LEGO Boost is best described to be a supercharged building and coding set, ensuring that all creations will obtain movement, sound and personality. A recommended retail price of $159.99 certainly makes the LEGO Boost pricier than a regular set of LEGO, but there are benefits to be reaped from such a toy system.
It merges the endless play opportunities of a traditional LEGO set alongside a range of movement and sound capabilities. Such an opportunity opens up via an easy-to-use, app-based coding environment that even a child is able to understand — as long as he or she is 7 years or older. Making use of familiar LEGO elements and a simple coding language is a potent recipe for success.
LEGO Boost will be powered by a Move Hub, which happens to be a LEGO stud-covered brick that has a built-in tilt sensor which children are able to add LEGO elements, motors and a sensor that merges color and distance detection. There are five different models to choose from: Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4 (M.T.R.4), and the Autobuilder.