We have some quite shocking news today, LEGO decided to discontinue the 51515 LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor set by the end of 2022.
Please read the official statement below:
Since its launch in September 1998, LEGO MINDSTORMS has been one of the core ‘Build & Code’ experiences in the company’s portfolio, carrying with it significant brand equity and becoming a stand-out experience for the early days of consumer robotics and leading to current Build & Code experiences such as SPIKE Prime, from LEGO Education’s LEGO Learning System.
However, now having a number of priorities in LEGO Education and other Build & Code experiences, we have decided to focus our resources and future plans by redirecting our MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor team and their expertise into different areas of the business.
This means the physical MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor product (51515) and its related elements (88016 and 88018) are to exit our portfolio from the end of 2022, whilst digital platforms – such as the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor App – will remain live until at least the end of 2024.
We still have strong belief in the Build & Code proposition and will continue to support it through platforms such as SPIKE Prime, and we are continuing to hold on to the trademark for the MINDSTORMS brand and assessing our future plans together with LEGO Education.
The LEGO City 60336 Freight Train is one of the two new Powered Up train sets for 2022, released 4 years after the previous generation. I show you all the details in the video, and also how to upgrade it with a light:
The LEGO Icons 10311 Orchid set is part of LEGO’s Botanical Collection, it’s an amazingly realistic build with many surprising details, it is full of Technic elements and Demogorgon heads as well! Check out my detailed building review:
You can buy the set now with 26% discount – amazon.de
The LEGO Icons 10497 Galaxy Explorer is an amazing nostalgic set for the Classic Space fans, and it even gets better! Building instructions are published today for 2 alternate versions, recreating the 924 Space Transporter and the 918 One Man Spaceship sets. Here is my detailed building review of both:
Click here for the building instructions of the alternate models.
Finally here it is, my detailed building review of the LEGO Technic 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter! You can see all the details about the amazing control mechanisms, all the features, and there’s even a surprising guest appearance in the video 🙂
This is my detailed building review of the LEGO Icons 10305 Lion Knights’ castle set. A truly massive build with 4514 pieces, but for 400 USD / 400 EUR / 350 GBP / 600 AUD is it really the best way to celebrate LEGO’s 90th anniversary?
This is my detailed building review of the LEGO Icons 10497 Galaxy Explorer set. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of LEGO, this is 100% pure nostalgia for the Classic Space fans, this set recreates the 497 Galaxy Explorer or 928 Space Cruiser and Moonbase sets from 1979 in a much bigger and more detailed format:
The release date is August 1st, the price is 99,99 EUR / 99.99 USD / $179.99 AUD / 89.99 GBP
The LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a great 1:8 scale supercar set, you can check my detailed building reviews here. Unfortunately the building instructions were released originally with several errors, I created this blog post to list what was found by myself and the community, and an indication whether they were corrected in the digital version or not.
The manual received a bigger update at the end of August 2022, the major issues are now fixed, as previously I strongly suggest to use the digital version of the manual.
You can see all the previously found issues listed below, with the indication whether it is fixed now in the latest digital version of the instructions or not.
Here’s the video about all the changes:
Step 88 (fixed)
In the paper manual the orientation of the 2 orange wave selectors and the green 2L beam relative to each other was incorrect, more details about this in my video. In the updated version the 2 orange wave selectors are rotated, but their position was not updated in the previous or following steps so you need to pay extra attention. They should look exactly like this when you add the green 2L beam:
Update 06/06 – There are several mistakes in the instructions. Some of them are highlighted in my video, and meanwhile LEGO started to update the digital instructions. Click here for the post with the fixes.
The LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the 4th 1:8 scale supercar released in the past 6 years. It has 3778 pieces and it will be available from June 1st in LEGO shops and at lego.com, with other retailers following in August. Click on the links below for the local product pages:
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