Thank you to everyone for NOT getting me the Lego Mindstorms kit!

Lego MindstormsSo I know, you think I would be kidding about this, but alas – I am not. I’m dead serious!

The new Mindstorms NXT was officially announced recently, and it is amazing! And I want one! They won’t be available for a while yet; with a release date of sometime in August – this should prove to really cool!

Mindstorms NXT desktop LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT highlights include:

• All-new NXT intelligent brick
• 3 interactive servo motors feature inbuilt rotation sensors to align speed for precise control
• New ultrasonic sensor makes robots “see” by responding to movement
• New sound sensor enables robots to react to sound commands, including sound pattern and tone recognition
• Improved light sensor detects different colors and light intensity
• Improved touch sensor reacts to touch or release and allows robots to feel
• 519 hand-selected, stylized elements from the LEGO TECHNIC® building system ensure robot creations will be sturdy and durable while also looking authentic
• Opportunities for physical programming of robots and interaction with robots during programming
• 18 building challenges with clear, step-by-step instructions help acclimate users to the new system to create robots ranging from humanoids and machinery to animals and vehicles
• Digital wire interface allows for third-party developments
• Information, inspiration, news, community programs and more at

I got so excited, I even created a new wallpaper based on this model. Most of the bits in the wallpaper are mine, but I found a swankin image ("Magical" wallpaper actually) by mpan3 on Check it out.

I also added a few more wallpaper images that I have been a bit delinquent in putting out on the intarweb…

1 thought on “Thank you to everyone for NOT getting me the Lego Mindstorms kit!

  1. Good thing we didn’t get that then. These things are so cool! Maybe if you’re extra nice this year… 😉

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