Lego has been a staple of childhood for over 50 years. But now, with the introduction of Lego Mindstorms in 1998, it’s possible to build your own robot! In this blog post we will explore 5 different types of Lego kits that any kid (or adult) can enjoy building. With these kits you’ll be able to make anything from a simple line-bot or automatic dog to a complex humanoid robot that walks and dances!
What to Look For in a LEGO Robot Kit?
When purchasing a LEGO robot kit, there are certain features to keep an eye out for. The following criteria can help you in your search for the best Lego robotics kits:
Number of motors
Most smaller robots use one motor while more complicated models often require two or three motors. In general, larger sets come with at least two motors. High-tech additions including light sensors and infrared transmitters also need more than one motor to operate properly; these will usually include up to four separate electric components on top of the aforementioned mechanical parts. Microscopic projects may only contain a single electric component that runs off of batteries rather than electricity from a power cord.
Level of detail
This is important because it determines how much time and effort is needed to construct the kit. Sets with a high level of detail are more expensive and often require different tools in order to complete tasks, whereas sets that lack detail can be completed quickly without much hassle. * Number of pieces – This refers to how many Lego bricks come included in each set. More complicated models usually contain at least 500 or 600 blocks for constructing robots while simpler kits may only have 300-400 blocks due to their less detailed designs.
Best Lego robot kits
LEGO NINJAGO Movie Fire Mech 70615 Building Kit
Kai’s Fire Mech will come in handy as he helps fight Lord Garmadon and his evil snake army. Open the cockpit, sit the Kai posable mech figure inside, and place it on top of a green turtle baseplate to recreate scenes from THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE.
With this kit you can build your own Fire Mech which includes non-shooting fire blasters with translucent fire elements so you can control the blaze! There are 2 shoulder discs shooters too that help protect against incoming enemies like Drako or Hammer Head’s crocodiles. The arms and legs are posable, giving him great flexibility for whatever dangers await him in battle. There is also a minifigure seat so you can imagine Zane or 5 other characters in the cockpit.
Features 944 pieces that are compatible with all other current LEGO construction sets for endless mix and match fun! I recommend this Lego set if you’re looking for a challenging build with lots of cool features and playability, but without too much complexity.
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is the leading robotics kit for beginners. With 601 pieces and instructions for 17 different robot designs that come with their own unique features, builders can program and design robots to walk, talk or even grab things!
Using advanced engineering tools such as touch, color and IR sensors, your children will have a blast programming vibrant STEM robots just by following the simple step-by-step building instructions. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics Kit also comes with an educational app called “EV3 Programmer” so your kids can create their OWN robot creations!
With over 600 pieces including 3 servo motors, touch sensors, color sensor and an intelligent brick to store programs on your smart device, builders will love creating new inventions with this kit. Fun toys for all ages!
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101
Built with the largest and most diverse collection of LEGO bricks, Boost is ready to inspire you! Usable right out of the box, this kit can be put together before unboxing so your children can get creative as soon as they open up their gift.
With 847 pieces, children can build 5 different models which have real-life functions – Vernie the Robot dances and tells jokes; Frankie the Cat fosters kids’ creativity while exploring a new discovery in her Ice Cream Parlor shop; M.T.R. 4 roams on its wheels and performs complex drills with an easy interface that helps them learn important skills like coding skills (which it harnesses from Autism Speaks founder Rob Ring’s son!).
The Boost kit has a high-quality, smart design which is an important feature for any child’s play.
LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy
Built with innovation and imagination in mind, The Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy stands out to be one of the first Lego robot toys that you can rebuild into 2 different models: a light-up robot bird and light up robot dog! The possibilities are endless for any builder.
With its bright, green eyes and working tracks, the Robo Explorer is an interactive figure that dips into both leisurely builds or adventurous creativity. Whether it’s under the couch at night exploring as a pursuer trying to catch those pesky cereal bandits or taking down evil villains who have been cyber attacking all of cyberspace—the searchlight tells all. This multifaceted LEGO toy will provide hours of entertainment for kids ages 8+.
Defend your imagination from any invaders with the Police Robot Kit.
LEGO Creator 3in1 Underwater Robot 31090 Building Kit
The LEGO Creator 3in1 Underwater Robot 31090 Building Kit is a great Lego set for all ages. Bring the ocean to life with this creative kit, which allows kids of all levels and adults to flex their imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
This building toy includes three options for creating – an underwater robot toy with robotic hands made for searching gold under the ocean floor, a submarine that can drop its arm into crevasses in search of hidden treasure below or hold up objects at sea level such as buoys and doors; or an underwater crane treasure hunt center that uses its mechanical-style hands complete with drill, claws and grabber to pick up coins from the seabed. The included 207 pieces encourage critical thinking on how to best solve a particular situation.
With the Lego Creator Underwater Robot, kids can replicate underwater worlds and use their imagination to create new adventures.
If you want to build a robot, Lego has your back! We hope this list of 5 different kits will help you find the perfect kit for your needs. Which one are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this blog post with others who might be interested in building their own robots from scratch.