Boy have Lego’s changed since I was a kid. I remember having quite a bit, but they were all the same shapes – the Lego Mindstorms NXT ($280) just goes to show how advanced kids have gotten over the years.
Although the core concept of building blocks still applies, there’s a lot more versatility and options when you include a 32-bit microprocessor and intuitive programming software. No longer will you settle to build a single floor house, or a multi-floor tower – you can now create moving, talking, seeing robots.
The technology does seem a little advanced, but Lego claims that you can get your first robot up and running in under an hour.