Just in time for Star Wars Day, May 4th, Lego announced that they are bringing their Boost technology to the Star Wars universe. This is the first time that Lego has teamed up Boost with a licensed property. Not familiar with Boost? It is Lego’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) centric drag and drop coding technology. Not familiar with Star Wars? It’s a somewhat popular film franchise of the last 40 odd years.
The kit provides fans with everything they need to build three iconic droids from the original Star Wars movie: the miniscule Mouse Droid, Gonk aka the Power Droid and last but certainly not least, R2-D2.
Besides Lego bricks, the Stars Wars Boost Droid Commander set comes with some high tech Lego pieces. These include a color and distance sensor and an interactive motor. Overall, the set has 1,177 pieces. Did the piece count end in 77 because Star Wars was released in 1977? I like to think so. The Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set will interact with the free Lego Star Wars Boost iOs, Android and Fire app. Using the app, builders can bring the droids to life in a drag and drop coding environment.
The set launches on September 1, 2019 with a retail price of $199.99, ahead of the release of Star Wars IX: The Rise of the Skywalker. It is recommended for builders ages 8 and up.
Billy Henehan writes for The Beat. In his free time, he likes to hunt down foreign language reprints of Todd McFarlane Spider-Man comics.