New LEGO Star Wars: The Phantom Menace anniversary set on the way


LEGO has announced a new Star Wars: The Phantom Menace set dedicated to your favorite droids — but that’s not all it has in store for builders.

As LEGO celebrates the 20th anniversary for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the toy company is announcing a new to celebrate Star Wars Day.

The new set — LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid commander — will feature nearly 1,200 pieces, which will allow fans to create three of the movies most popular droids in R2-D2, the Gonk Droid, and the Mouse Droid.

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The set will be available in September for $199.99.

But the set isn’t the only thing exciting about this new release. This will be the first time the LEGO BOOST coding technology will be used in a LEGO licensing product. Builders can build, code and play with the droids.

This will allow them to create their own stories with more than 40 interactive missions on the app.

One of the goals for LEGO with this set is to help young children explore STEM skills through the coding technology. LEGO already challenges the creative aspects of minds, but now its taking it a step further melding the tangible with the technological.

Longtime Star Wars fans will be thrilled to create these droids, but the fun doesn’t end once they’re made.

This seems like an amazing step for LEGO to take, building on its heritage while staying relevant in the current age. The LEGO BOOST app is available on Android, iOS and Fire devices.

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