LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
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Bring your LEGO® creations to life with the new LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox—a fun and easy way for your 7+ builder to learn the basics of coding, engineering and robotics. Simply choose one of the 5 models available with the BOOST set, download the free, easy-to-use app and you're ready to go! Choose between Vernie the Robot—a moving, talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat—an interactive robot pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! Then bring your creation to life with the app's intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. With LEGO BOOST, children learn about loops and variables, improve STEM and creative-problem solving skills and develop their imagination as they toggle between guided and open-ended play.
Item No: 5702015930000
$240.00
or pay from $2.88 per week. Click here for more information marble finance logo
Product Description:
Bring your LEGO® creations to life with the new LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox—a fun and easy way for your 7+ builder to learn the basics of coding, engineering and robotics. Simply choose one of the 5 models available with the BOOST set, download the free, easy-to-use app and you're ready to go! Choose between Vernie the Robot—a moving, talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat—an interactive robot pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! Then bring your creation to life with the app's intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. With LEGO BOOST, children learn about loops and variables, improve STEM and creative-problem solving skills and develop their imagination as they toggle between guided and open-ended play.
Item No: 5702015930000
Product Description
Bring your LEGO® creations to life with the new LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox—a fun and easy way for your 7+ builder to learn the basics of coding, engineering and robotics. Simply choose one of the 5 models available with the BOOST set, download the free, easy-to-use app and you're ready to go! Choose between Vernie the Robot—a moving, talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat—an interactive robot pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! Then bring your creation to life with the app's intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. With LEGO BOOST, children learn about loops and variables, improve STEM and creative-problem solving skills and develop their imagination as they toggle between guided and open-ended play.
Item No: 5702015930000

Features & Benefits

  • Bring your LEGO® creations to life!
  • Build and code interactive, motorized robots, models and creations with distance, color and tilt sen
  • Includes a LEGO® Motorized Hub, additional Motor, Color & Distance Sensor
  • Code Vernie the Robot to dance, shoot the target, beatbox, use his hockey stick or even play a game.
  • Piece Count: 847
  • Age Range 7-12

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I bought the preorder of the boost and unfortunatly to this day have not been able to use it. I have a Samsung galaxy s8 and was sure it would be compatible but till this day it has not become more widely compatible.
June 28, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Disappointing.
This is the only LEGO product I have had cause to give a poor rating. When I pre-ordered there was no list of compatible devices and now I find that if I want to use the set I need to buy an expensive tablet that I don't need for any other reason than to run the LEGO Boost App. It's a building block set with remote control features. Surely LEGO programmers could have done a better job than program for a VERY LIMITED number of tablets, including expanding into Kindle apps. I'm sure LEGO will get a lot of complaints and requests for refunds. I certainly find myself as one of the disappointed owners of a set of blocks that can't be used as designed because even the instructions to build the set are only available in the app I cannot run. Sorry LEGO but this is a fail
June 28, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Brilliant set for any Lego fan
Bought this set for my 9 year old daughter for xmas, to say she is pleased with it would be a massive understatement. She hasn't put it down since xmas day and has already built the main models and coded them and has now moved on to the creative canvas on the app, she has also managed to work out how to use the Lego boost motors and app and built a Ferris wheel for her Lego figures using pieces from other sets. Some parts of the builds could be quite difficult for a novice builder but as my daughter has been building Lego friends sets since she was 4 years old she had no problem. Overall I'm very impressed with the Lego boost set my daughter loves it and enjoys building Lego whilst also improving her ICT skills by coding on the app. Well done Lego on another great fun but also educational set
June 26, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
How to sort the bricks will make it easier to find
I believe most people had or will have same problem we had. We have to go through all the bags to find each brick. You wont have any clue that which bag it will be. It wastes lots time. So I sort them by colours. And each colour will separate to big bricks and small bricks. (as the pics attached). Now it comes way easier to find a brick. Hope it will help you as well.
June 24, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Best lego gift yet!
We bought the set for our son's 6th bday and were wondering if he would be able to build it alone. I'd say he needed our help with the robot/ipad maybe 5% of the time. The set is very expensive, but as my son is more a builder and explorer than a child who actually PLAYS with lego (role play etc), this set is perfect for him; he spent already hours building and coding the robot.
For his bdayhe also received several lego sets from his friends. They are all built, but just laying around after an hour of building. If you compare prices then i'd say they playtime-per-dollar is higher on the boost set than on the usual sets.
Today, 12 days after receiving the gift/starting the ronot-build, he suggested we take the robot apart and built the next one. The cat. Taking the robot apart was a bit of work and I helped with that. Now he's quietly building the next challenge. Bliss!
What I find a bit annoying about the set is this:
1. All the parts our now out of the numbered bags and thus it is harder to find pieces. DIY Solution: We have color sorted the pieces and placed them in large resealable bags so they can lay flat and show all the pieces of the color while the pieces are not laying around on the floor (we have a baby, too).
2. We will need to buy a resealable box to put the parts and the card board playmat, that comes with the set, in. This is not like usuallego and there are many very specific pieces. If these 800 pieces would be mixed with his normal lego (about 10 -15 sets + some classic brick boxes) he'd never be able to find the pieces back to build any of the Boost figures. Too bad the set box doesn't allow to be used long term - it being card board and non-resealable it doesn't lend itself well for storing.
it seems one piece is missing (see-through 2 dot red brick) as it was not used for the robot, but it is also not in the left over bags. Will need to ask if it can be send still.
3. it needs 6 AAA batteries and as he, of course, codes and recodes the set and tries it all out, batteries die really fast.I am a bit surprised it didn't come with a rechargable battery (with the option to buy a spare one if you'd want). I hope this is something that will be available for purchse soon in a way that people who already own a set can use that option too. This especially in light of the fact that the set IS in fact expensive and I cannot simply buy an upgraded version.
I hope extension boxes or App updates will come available. Ideally extension boxes that "grow" with the kids, so in two years from now he still will be challenged with building and coding these robots.
June 24, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Fantastic Set
The entire family are huge Lego fans. We did a Mindstorms class at LegoLand FL last year and was looking forward for something like this to arrive for my son. He is 8 years old and is a massive Lego fanatic. He built and coded Vernie the robot almost completely by himself. I rarely review Lego sets but the Lego Boost set warrants it. It is absolutely fantastic. We have an Ipad at home so we didn't have any issues with the app. Every aspect of this set has worked flawlessly for us. It isn't a cheap set but, in my opinion, it is well worth the money. It teaches kids basic coding and I think that's important for the future. I am really impressed. I hope that there will be more Lego Boost sets in the future. My son has not stopped raving about it and can't wait to continue coding Vernie and eventually move on to one of the other 4 builds that can be built with this set. 5 stars the whole way!
June 23, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Don't waste your time or money
I ordered this a while back when it was on pre-order, but my kids didn't receive it until Christmas and just opened it recently. We own numerous Lego sets of all levels, but this was the first one to really disappoint us. The bricks themselves are fine, but the app and functionality are the real let downs. I had made sure our device was compatible, but the app still crashed the first time I opened it. Once in, we were a little lost since it wants you to build a little tractor first, which isn't one of the items showing on the box. It's part of a learning phase, before they want you to move on to what's pictured on the box. So we built the tractor, but when plugging in the external motor, the app kept saying "plug in the external motor to continue," with no option if the port didn't recognize the motor, as ours was doing. Long story short, by this time, still within the first few minutes, my kids had already gotten bored with the app crashing and the port not reading the plugged in motor, that they left the table, not the result I was wanting for a family build. Over the next two hours, the app hung up or crashed probably 15-20 times and the one port never recognized the motor. There is no help or text explaining what to do, I finally saw on the Lego website that they recommend deleting the app and reloading it, though they point out that you will lose all your progress and have to start back at square one since the app forces you to unlock the builds one by one. We were also frustrated that when we attempted to build the robot, when we entered that section, it thought we already had built it and wouldn't give us the option to see the directions until we programmed his head to move (the directions button wouldn't work until you completed programming tutorial of the robot we hadn't built yet....). And of course once we got to the directions, the app crashed again, and then again. At this point, I called our local Lego store and they said "for the Boost set, absolutely no return or exchanges if opened," but did give me the corporate customer service number. When I called, the representative got a good chuckle out of all our issues and said, "Yes, it's a decent set when it works, but we get a lot of complaints about it not working." My son was disappointed that we are returning it, but I can't see dealing with such a headache, especially for $160.

Problems:
-App is not stable
-App forces you to progress through the builds in the order they want you to do them, the rest won't unlock
-App has no directions, some of the coding blocks we had to look up on the Lego website to see what they did
-Port didn't recognize motor, though it could be plugged in elsewhere, for $160 should work on the first day.
-Sounds plays through your device, not the Legos.
-No tray to sort the pieces, which would be handy when rebuilding into multiple configurations.
June 16, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Fantastic Set
The entire family are huge Lego fans. We did a Mindstorms class at LegoLand FL last year and was looking forward for something like this to arrive for my son. He is 8 years old and is a massive Lego fanatic. He built and coded Vernie the robot almost completely by himself. I rarely review Lego sets but the Lego Boost set warrants it. It is absolutely fantastic. We have an Ipad at home so we didn't have any issues with the app. Every aspect of this set has worked flawlessly for us. It isn't a cheap set but, in my opinion, it is well worth the money. It teaches kids basic coding and I think that's important for the future. I am really impressed. I hope that there will be more Lego Boost sets in the future. My son has not stopped raving about it and can't wait to continue coding Vernie and eventually move on to one of the other 4 builds that can be built with this set. 5 stars the whole way!
June 13, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
Best lego gift yet!
We bought the set for our son's 6th bday and were wondering if he would be able to build it alone. I'd say he needed our help with the robot/ipad maybe 5% of the time. The set is very expensive, but as my son is more a builder and explorer than a child who actually PLAYS with lego (role play etc), this set is perfect for him; he spent already hours building and coding the robot.
For his bdayhe also received several lego sets from his friends. They are all built, but just laying around after an hour of building. If you compare prices then i'd say they playtime-per-dollar is higher on the boost set than on the usual sets.
Today, 12 days after receiving the gift/starting the ronot-build, he suggested we take the robot apart and built the next one. The cat. Taking the robot apart was a bit of work and I helped with that. Now he's quietly building the next challenge. Bliss!
What I find a bit annoying about the set is this:
1. All the parts our now out of the numbered bags and thus it is harder to find pieces. DIY Solution: We have color sorted the pieces and placed them in large resealable bags so they can lay flat and show all the pieces of the color while the pieces are not laying around on the floor (we have a baby, too).
2. We will need to buy a resealable box to put the parts and the card board playmat, that comes with the set, in. This is not like usuallego and there are many very specific pieces. If these 800 pieces would be mixed with his normal lego (about 10 -15 sets + some classic brick boxes) he'd never be able to find the pieces back to build any of the Boost figures. Too bad the set box doesn't allow to be used long term - it being card board and non-resealable it doesn't lend itself well for storing.
it seems one piece is missing (see-through 2 dot red brick) as it was not used for the robot, but it is also not in the left over bags. Will need to ask if it can be send still.
3. it needs 6 AAA batteries and as he, of course, codes and recodes the set and tries it all out, batteries die really fast.I am a bit surprised it didn't come with a rechargable battery (with the option to buy a spare one if you'd want). I hope this is something that will be available for purchse soon in a way that people who already own a set can use that option too. This especially in light of the fact that the set IS in fact expensive and I cannot simply buy an upgraded version.
I hope extension boxes or App updates will come available. Ideally extension boxes that "grow" with the kids, so in two years from now he still will be challenged with building and coding these robots.
June 13, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO
How to sort the bricks will make it easier to find
I believe most people had or will have same problem we had. We have to go through all the bags to find each brick. You wont have any clue that which bag it will be. It wastes lots time. So I sort them by colours. And each colour will separate to big bricks and small bricks. (as the pics attached). Now it comes way easier to find a brick. Hope it will help you as well.
June 13, 2019
Originally posted at
LEGO