May the 4th is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to announce the best iteration of the Boost device this side of a galaxy far far away.
LEGO Star Wars and Boost are teaming up to bring us the LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander system that will allow us to build and code three iconic droids from the Star Wars Universe!
The three droids that can be built are R2-D2, the most famous astromech droid in the galaxy; Gonk (GNK power droids) and the MSE-6-series repair droid.
Each droid comes with their own missions which you comes with the free app that you can download.
LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander will be available on the 1st September but there is still no word on how much it will be. Granted that the original LEGO Boost already costs SGD$249.90, this should be significantly higher than that considering the IP license that needs to be factored in for.
LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST takes the Force to a new level,
introducing the droids you have been looking for…
New LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander set lets fans build, code and play with three iconic Star Wars droids – whether they’re a young padawan or Jedi Master
BILLUND, DENMARK (May 4, 2019): Today, the LEGO Group unveils the latest addition to its much-loved Star Wars™ range – and it’s something even Yoda’s Force sense didn’t see coming. The new LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of LEGO® BOOST alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid.
It’s the first time the LEGO BOOST coding technology has been used in a LEGO licensing product, and this time the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment will see a complete overhaul to match the LEGO Star Wars universe. The result is a whole new play experience in which kids and parents can team up to build, code and play with the droids, then create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds with inspiration from 40+ interactive missions. What’s more, every time they play with this LEGO brick galaxy of lovable droids, they will also be honing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills. Skills that are ever more important for children in today’s digital world.
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 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group is using product innovation to help boys and girls gain vital STEAM skills like creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication – all while enjoying the thrill of playing with their favourite LEGO Star Wars characters.
Launching globally September 1, 2019 just in time to mark the upcoming release of Star Wars Episode IX, all three droids (R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid) are great fun to build, code and play with, and completely customisable for every child.
“These are the droids you’re looking for.”
LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander product facts:
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For more information, visit: www.lego.com/starwars-droidcommander