With the new Lego Star Wars “Boost Droide” set, Star Wars fans can program R2-D2 and send it on a voyage of discovery: The Lego Group presented the new license-based set, which will be available from October 4, 2019 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will be available. R2-D2, Gonk or mouse droid: With this set, Star Wars fans small and large can choose which of the three legendary Star Wars droids they build and then use the intuitive Lego Boost app and the child-friendly programming program via Bluetooth - want to send the controller on a scouting trip across the living room.


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For the first time, the Lego Boost programming technology, with which the basic knowledge and principles of programming can be learned through play, has been integrated into a licensed product. Star Wars fans build the droids - or even their own models - and then use the Bluetooth-controlled Lego Move Hub included in the set in one of the models. The built model is brought to life with the help of the intuitive drag-and-drop programming environment, which has been completely redesigned for the new set and adapted to the Star Wars universe. With simple command blocks in the free Lego Boost app, children activate and mobilize their droid and program different behaviors to control their model remotely. Over 40 missions, which are also included in the app, provide you with further inspiration.

“In this constantly changing society, more and more key skills are in demand. The STEM skills are essential to help children meet future challenges. The foundation for these skills is laid in childhood, and we want to support them with Lego Boost and the creative and intuitive programming that goes with it. "

Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer of the Lego Group.

The programmable Lego Star Wars “Boost Droide” set is the latest example of the Lego Group's ongoing efforts to motivate children to learn and experiment through play with innovative products. By playing with the Lego Star Wars droids, they not only learn important programming basics, but also improve their creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills at the same time.

Even though it will be around six months until the start of sales in the DA-CH region on October 4, 2019, detailed product information is already available. The set will contain a color and distance detection sensor as well as an interactive motor and a Bluetooth move hub that is inserted into the respective droid model. All three droids - R1.177-D2, Gonk and Maus droid - can be built from a total of 2 elements at the same time. Each model has individual skills and character traits as well as authentic Star Wars sounds and music, which are activated using the Lego Boost app.

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The app will be available for the Android, iOS and Amazon Fire operating systems. Operation is easy for children to understand using drag-and-drop programming. The toy manufacturer has also already given information about the sizes of the Lego models: R2-D2 is 20 cm high and 14 cm wide. The Lego Gonk Droid is 18 cm high, 9 cm wide and 16 cm long and the Mouse Droid is 14 cm high, 9 cm wide and 17 cm long. The recommended retail price is 199,99 euros.

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