LEGO has announced something that I personally didn’t see it coming (in a good way, that is). On Star Wars Day, LEGO announced the arrival of LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander. Yes. You heard that right. The marriage between LEGO’s line of STEM kits and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise, Star Wars. It seems like a long overdue thing to do, but hey, we will take it.
As expected from STEM-focused toys, young Padawans will be able to build three of the original trilogy’s most iconic droids: R2-D2, the Gonk Droid, and the Mouse Droid, and bring them into life through easy drag-and-drop coding offered by LEGO BOOST. With the kit, kids and parents can work together to build, code and play with the droids, and create their own Star Wars stories and take the droids through over 40 interactive missions.
Sure sounds like too much fun to let kids have all it all to themselves. I’d probably have the entire kit to myself and send the younglings off to bed. Sorry, kids, no bedtime story. Daddy’s gotta kick some Imperial/Rebel asses. Well, that’s if I did have kids. Seriously, it sure beats building an inanimate Artoo. For the record, though, I don’t love the static set less.
The set includes 1,177 pieces of LEGO and LEGO Technic elements to build all three droids, plus a color and distance sensor, interactive motor, Bluetooth module (Move Hub) to get them moving and controlling them with the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app which is available for Android, Fire and iOS devices. LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander will land September 01, 2019, coinciding with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, priced at $199.99.
All images courtesy of LEGO.