LEGO BOOST 17101 Creative Toolbox launches today

The much hyped LEGO BOOST launches today, with the set 17101 Creative Toolbox.

After years of success with LEGO Mindstorms, the LEGO Group has introduced a new entry level product for younger LEGO fans. LEGO BOOST 17101 Creative Toolbox is available today from and other retailers, providing an introductory level to coding.

The set allows users to build a variety of LEGO machines using the motor and sensor included, then code the robot using the downloadable app.


The official description explains the various builds that the set includes:

Combine the versatile LEGO building system with advanced technology to boost your creativity with the awesome LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox. Download the free tablet app to your device and follow the step-by-step instructions to build and code any of the 5 multifunctional models. Experience Vernie the Robot—a moving and talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat—an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! Bring your creations to life with the app’s intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. This set also includes a playmat for use with specific activities, and a LEGO BOOST wall poster!

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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