Legos have been a fixture in children’s lives since 1932. Since then, the toy line has franchised out, headlining animated films, video games and has honored real-world heroes. The building blocks cover many preexisting properties, including Star Wars and Batman, as well as original sets like Bionicle. Now, a new facet of the brand — the Lego Boost — has arrived to advance the art of building like never before.

LEGO BOOST REVIEW

Unlike the majority of prior Lego sets, Lego Boost is programable. A Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a tablet or a smartphone, will allow you to animate your creations like never before. However, unlike the Lego Mindstorms and Lego WeDo, Boost focuses on young kids as its demographic.

The app is the medium through which you give your inventions life. According to Mashable’s review, its user interface is bright and easy to use. Connecting your piece with the app is done by pressing the green button located on one specific brick. Coding, which gets progressively more challenging as you build more advanced entities, is accomplished here. The app also allows you to interact with your creation before you finish building it.

Disappointingly, as observed by CNET, the robots cannot emit sounds unaided, requiring your app-enabled device to do so for it.

Eight Hundred-forty pieces come within the package, some being traditional blocks while some are akin to the more robotic Technic variety. Once you’ve opened the plastic bags containing the pieces you’re, as customary with Lego sets, free to use them however you desire to. However, instructions are included for five different configurations: a robot, a cat, a guitar, a dump truck and an auto builder.

Lego Boost can provide a fun actively for you and your kids, as you build and bond with your creations. The set costs $159.99, and it’s more accessible in price and complexity than Mindstorms or WeDo are.