LEGO to Offer 3D Building Instructions via iPad App


Is there anything more awesome than LEGO? If you answered no, you are in good company –and now with the help of Autodesk, LEGO just got even cooler! Using their new app, The LEGO Group is giving you access to a host of of 3D Building Instructions for LEGO MINDSTORMS!

This ain’t your mother’s LEGO… in addition to the regular bricks we’re familiar with, the all-new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 contains motors, infrared sensors and a programmable microcomputer that add up to some amazing imagination-come-to-life potential that allows children (yeah right, as if I’m going to let my children have all the fun with this one) to “create robots that walk, move or take whatever action they’re programmed to do.”  I challenge you to find a kid of any age that doesn’t want to build their own advanced robot!

Describing their new endeavour, Camilla Bottke, LEGO MINDSTORMS project lead at The LEGO Group, says:

“The LEGO Group has designed a completely new version of LEGO MINDSTORMS, building upon the same DNA, to excite and challenge an audience of children who have grown up with technology. By teaming up with Autodesk, we’re delivering a new spin on our hallmark, nonverbal, step-by-step building instructions by providing powerful 3D interactive technology that enhances the LEGO MINDSTORMS experience for today’s tech-literate generation of children.”

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 was announced at the 2013 International Toy Fair and is expected to make a debut in the second half of 2013 with a kit that promises to get you started with pre-designed robots such as snakes, scorpions and people included.

This app marks quite the development partnership: Autodesk, Inc., accurately boasting their being “a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software” and The LEGO Group being responsible for the building toys that have fueled imaginations since 1932.

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