A new Star Wars LEGO set will allow people to build and program their own droids.
Comprised of 1,177 pieces, the BOOST Droid Commander Set combines builds of R2-D2, the Gonk Droid and the Mouse Droid with LEGO Boost, an app that aims to teach coding through a game-like, drag-and-drop interface. The LEGO Boost technology will provide users with the tools to create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds from 40+interactive missions. This will be LEGO’s first Boost venture with a licensed product.
The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set goes on sale September 1. A full product description appears below. More information can be found on the LEGO website.
• The set includes a color & distance sensor, interactive motor, Bluetooth (Move Hub) and 1,177 pieces – enough to build all three lovable R2-D2 robot, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid, each coming with their own personalities, skills, and authentic Star Wars sounds and music
• R2-D2 measures over 7” (20cm) high and 5” (14cm) wide. LEGO® Gonk Droid measures over 7” (18cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (16cm) long. LEGO Mouse Droid measures over 5” (14cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (17cm) long.
• Free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ app is available for selected iOS, Android and Fire smart devices. Using the app, young commanders can build the droids, insert the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub into the droid they want to see solve each of the 40+ missions, and bring it to life using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment.
• Mission examples include: R2-D2: Plot a course, Receive and decode an incoming message, Party infiltration, Assisting flying an X-wingo; GONK Droid: Arena Training, Work as a load lifter, Ready for the fighting pit, Power droids; Mouse Droid: Thrash sweep, Thrash dump, Message delivery, Locate Rebels.