A few days ago, LEGO brought some bad news for building block lovers, they announced that the Mindstorms series will end at the end of this year. Mindstorms was first released in 1998. It was a rare DIY robot project on the market at that time. LEGO promised to provide support for the mobile program for two more years, and users could still control and program the robot normally during this period.
Before the toy industry saw STEM as a trend, LEGO was the first to launch the LEGO Mindstorms series in September 1998, offering more complex components than the Technics series, allowing players to create semi-automated robots. Over the past 24 years, mindstorms kits have been used by many people to create amazing and creative projects.
The last major update to the Mindstorms series was the EV3 set launched in 2013. At that time, a user made a Cubestormer 3 robot and successfully restored the twist dice in record time. The EV3, priced at $350, became the price at that time. The tallest LEGO set. As for the Robot Inventer, which will be launched in 2020, it is the last set of the Mindstorms series, but it is less functional. Although LEGO will stop supporting it after two years, there are already many third-party programming tools in the market. I believe enthusiasts can continue to enjoy the Mindstorms series building blocks in their hands.
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