LEGO loves Star Wars, and there is any better day than May the 4th Be With You to announce a totally new product? We don’t think so.
BOOST Droid Commander is going to see you not only be able to build R2-D2, a Gonk droid, and a Mouse droid, but you’ll also be able to program them. Using LEGO’s BOOST app, you’ll be able to give your droid over 40 interactive missions via drag and drop commands.
Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, LEGO Group, said: “We’ve been fuelling the imagination of young Padawans and Jedi Masters for twenty years and wanted to take the Force to a new level. By introducing LEGO BOOST and creative coding into the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, kids now have the chance to develop essential 21st century skills while immersing themselves in the amazing world of Droid Commanders. Our children are the problem solvers of tomorrow and STEAM skills will be essential to help them conquer the challenges of the future.”
The new set is due to release on Sept. 1, but no price has been announced as of yet. You can check out all of the details of what is included in the set below the gallery.
- LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander product facts:
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:
- Plot a course
- Receive and decode an incoming message
- Party infiltration
- Assisting flying an X-wing
- 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