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This article is about theme. For LEGOLAND Malaysia attraction, see LEGO MINDSTORMS.
Mindstorms
Mindstorms Logo.PNG
Years:

1998–Present

Subthemes:

Mindstorms NXT
ROBOLAB

Related themes:

Spybotics
Boost

Mindstorms is a LEGO theme that uses a combination of TECHNIC and System pieces in its sets. It was first introduced in 1998.

Characteristics[edit]

Mindstorms are controlled by a master brick to which various motors, and other sensors can be attached. This master brick can be programmed using a computer to take inputs from the sensors, interpret and then act on the data with the motors or other output devices like LEGO lamps. This allows for the creation of wireless LEGO robots.

Sensory capabilities can be based on thermometers, light sensors, sound sensors, touch sensors, and ultrasonic sensors.

There are three motor ports and four sensor ports as well as a USB port on a typical Mindstorms master brick. Downloadable programs are available for using either a USB cable or Bluetooth connection. NXTG is the default scheme for use when programming the micro controller, though there are also programming environments available for the RobotC and Java options.

List of Sets[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
10287 black.png 10287  Intelligent NXT Brick     $169.99  2009 
Lego NXT software.png 2000080  Mindstorms Education NXT Software V.2.1 (With Data Logging)          
2852724.png 2852724  Accelerometer Sensor     $54.99  2011 
2852725.png 2852725  Infrared Seeker     $49.99  2011 
2852726.png 2852726  Gyroscopic Sensor     $54.99  2011 
2853216.png 2853216  Infrared Link Sensor     $54.99  2011 
2855040.png 2855040  Mindstorms NXT IR Receiver     $49.99  2010 
No image 3800  Ultimate Builders Set          
No image 3801  Ultimate Accessory Set          
No image 3803  RIS 1.5 Upgrade Kit          
No image 3804  Robotics Invention System 2.0          
No image 3805  Robotics Invention System Upgrade Kit          
No image 31313  Mindstorms EV3       €349.99   
4524081.jpg 4524081  Mindstorms NXT CD       $19.99  2007 
LEGO Mindstorms NXT.jpg.jpeg 8527  Mindstorms NXT  577     $249.99  2006 
8528.jpg 8528  Converter Cables for Mindstorms NXT     $9.99 / €10.99  2006 
8529.jpg 8529  Connector Cables for MINDSTORMS NXT     $9.99  2006 
Download8BECFDA0517A505735D8E38A0137B963.jpg 8547  Mindstorms NXT 2.0  619     $279.99 / €234.99  July 1, 2009 (US) / July 2, 2009 (UK) 
Visioncommand.jpg 9371  Vision Command  141       2000 
9580 WeDo Robotics Construction Set.jpg 9580  WeDo Robotics Construction Set  158  1   $129.99  2009 
9581 USB Hub.jpg 9581  USB Hub     $44.99  2009 
9583.jpg 9583  WeDo Robotics Motion Sensor       2009 
9584 WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor.jpg 9584  WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor       2009 
N9648-1.jpg 9648  Education Resource Set  671       2008 
9667-1.jpg 9667  Solar Panel       2010 
9668-1.jpg 9668  Energy Display       2010 
9669-1.jpg 9669  Energy Storage       2010 
Ts.20100922t104216.9670 713x380 mainproduct.png 9670  E-Motor with Gear Reduction Ratio 9.5 : 1     $16.95  2010 
9694 Color Sensor.jpg 9694  Colour Sensor         2010 
9713-1.jpg 9713  Infrared Transmission Tower     $25.00  1998 
9719-1.jpg 9719  Robotics Invention System  727     $200.00  1998 
9725 Set.jpg 9725  ROBOLAB Amusement Park Set  301  5   $99.99  1998 
9730-1.jpg 9730  Robo Sports  91     $50.00  1998 
9731-1.jpg 9731  Vision Command         2000 
Lego 9732.png 9732  Extreme Creatures  149     $50.00  1998 
9735-1.jpg 9735  Robotics Discovery Set  387     $150.00  1999 
9736.png 9736  Exploration Mars  156     $49.99  2000 
No image 9739  Micro Scout PC Link       2000 
RI1.jpg 9747  Robotics Invention System  727     $200.00  1999 
9748 box.jpg 9748  Droid Developer Kit  657     $99.99  1999 
9749-NXT Temperature Sensor.jpg 9749  NXT Temperature Sensor         2009 
9754box.png 9754  Dark Side Developer Kit         2000 
Lego 9755.png 9755  Temperature Sensor       1999 
9756.jpg 9756  Rotation Sensor        
9757-1.jpg 9757  Touch Sensor         1999 
9758.jpg 9758  Light Sensor       1999 
9780.jpg 9780  ROBOLAB Starter Set  1702  4     1998 
9797 main.png 9797  LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Base Set  437  1   $249.99  2006 
9798.jpg 9798  Rechargeable Battery     $54.99  2006 
9841 2.png 9841  NXT Intelligent Brick     $144.99 / €148.99  2006 
Servo.jpg 9842  NXT Servo Motor     $17.99  2006 
Touchsensor.jpg 9843  NXT Touch Sensor     $16.99  2006 
Lightsensor.jpg 9844  NXT Light Sensor     $16.99  2006 
Soundsensor.jpg 9845  NXT Sound Sensor     $24.99  2006 
Ultrasonic.jpg 9846  NXT Ultrasonic Sensor     $31.99  2006 
Bdongle.jpg 9847  NXT Bluetooth Dongle     $39.99  2006 
9888.jpg 9888  Touch Sensor       2002 
TS9889-1.jpg 9889  Temperature Sensor     $25.00  2004 
B565-1.jpg B565  Jin Sato's LEGO Mindstorms: The Master's Technique         2004 
B8527.jpg B8527  MINDSTORMS NXT          
9847 Bluetooth Dongle.jpg 9847  Bluetooth Dongle       2006 
K9833.jpg K9833  Rechargeable Battery Set     $59.99  2006 
Ms1034.jpg MS1034  Compass Sensor       2006 
Ms1038-1.jpg MS1038  Colour Sensor     $54.99  2007 
Ms1040.jpg MS1040  Accelerometer     $54.99  2007 
Ms1042-0000-xx-13-1.jpg MS1042  Infrared Seeker     $49.99  2007 
Ms1044.jpg MS1044  Gyroscopic Sensor     $54.99  2007 
Ms1046.jpg MS1046  Infrared Link Sensor     $54.99  2007 
Ms1048-1.jpg MS1048  RF ID Sensor     $49.99  2008 
Ms1049-1.jpg MS1049  Keyfob Transponder  10       2008 
Lego 45500.png 45500  EV3 Intelligent Brick         2013 
Lego 45502.png 45502  EV3 Large Servo Motor       2013 
Lego 45503.png 45503  EV3 Medium Servo Motor       $19.99  2013 
Ev3-u.jpg 45504  EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor     $29.99  2013 
EV3-g.jpg 45505  EV3 Gyro Sensor     $29.99  2013 
EV3-c.jpg 45506  EV3 Colour Sensor     $39.99  2013 
Ev3-t.jpg 45507  EV3 Touch Sensor     $19.99  2013 
Ev3-i-2.jpg 45508  EV3 Infrared Beacon       $29.99  2013 
Ev3-i.jpg 45509  EV3 Infrared Sensor     $29.99  2013 
Ev3-edu.jpg 45544  LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set  541     $379.95  2013 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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