For the first time, LEGO Education sets – including SPIKE Prime – are available for fans to buy from the official online shop.
LEGO Education is a division of the LEGO Group that developes products for use in school. With so many children now staying at home, educational products are becoming more useful to parents too. As a result, LEGO.com is now offering LEGO Education products for the first time.
SPIKE Prime is a coding kit that uses compeltely unique components, not included in any consumer sets, so may be the most enticing of the bunch.
Here are the products available and the official descriptions:
The LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set is the go-to STEAM learning tool for grade 6-8 students. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, SPIKE Prime helps students learn the essential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow… while having fun!
The heart of the SPIKE Prime system is the programmable Hub. This advanced yet simple-to-use, brick-shaped device features 6 input/output ports, 5×5 light matrix, Bluetooth connectivity, a speaker, 6-axis gyro and a rechargeable battery. The SPIKE Prime Set also includes highly accurate motors and sensors that, together with a large variety of colorful LEGO building elements, let students design and build fun robots, dynamic devices and other interactive models. Many attachment points on the Hub, motors and sensors plus new, large building elements means students spend less time building and more time learning. The durable storage box and 2 sorting trays also means time spent setting up and clearing away is kept to a minimum, while the smaller trays are ideal when desk space is limited.
Enter the exciting world of robotics competitions with the LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Expansion Set (45680). With 603 elements, including large wheels, banana gears, a color sensor and a large motor, this add-on to the SPIKE Prime Set (45678) features over 10 hours of targeted STEAM learning that will inspire 6th to 8th grade students and teachers to build more advanced models and prepare them for the fun and challenging world of robotics competitions.
Coding Express is a creative, intuitive and versatile solution that introduces preschoolers to early coding concepts that naturally sparks their curiosity, creativity and desire to explore and learn together. Based on the ever popular train theme, the highly versatile LEGO DUPLO solution allows children to make connections and intuitively explore early coding concepts, such as sequencing, looping and conditional coding, while developing problem-solving skills , critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
My XL World provides playful learning experiences that teach preschool children about the world around them through role-play, fun building activities and idea sharing. This LEGO learning set also develops children’s confidence and essential social skills, such as collaboration, communication and understanding roles and responsibilities.
Working in groups of 2-10, children use the colorful collection of 480 LEGO DUPLO bricks, figures, wheel bases, windows, doors and a building plate to build their home, a restaurant, bus stop, hospital and a fire station. They’ll also discover an airplane, car and even a submarine, and will use their imagination to build fantasy animals and make up fun stories of their own. My XL World also combines with the 45029 Animals and 45030 People accessory sets in the Early Learning system for even more playful learning fun for children.
Transform your children into expert builders! With the Tech Machines set in your classroom, you’ll help children develop their fine motor and problem solving skills while simultaneously unleashing their creativity as they construct classic machines.
STEAM Park builds on every child’s natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. The possibilities are endless, as you work with them to construct a STEAM Park full of dynamic moving rides, fun games, and scenes using the special selection of LEGO DUPLO bricks. With every trip to STEAM Park, children grow their understanding of gears, motion, measurement, and solving problems together in a fun and engaging way.
9686 Simple & Powered Machines Set
This set contains a brick assortment and curriculum materials for exploring design engineering with more advanced mechanisms, structures, and forces. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to promote students’ fundamental STEM understanding of simple and powered machines, structures, and mechanisms. The curriculum pack provides full lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks, as well as teacher guides and student worksheets.
This set features a brick assortment and eight double-sided, full-color building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings. Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to conduct full lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and student worksheets.
LEGO Education Tubes lets children explore a world of fantasy animals and other creative builds – made from Tubes! Using a colorful collection of unique tube elements, LEGO DUPLO bricks, balls, doors and baskets, and 6 building inspiration cards, kids can create an egg-laying hen, dragon, little pooping larva and more. Tubes develops children’s 21st century skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration and fine motor skills, while introducing them to cause and effect, symmetry and 3D shape recognition. This fun Early Learning set for preschoolers also includes a Getting Started card containing 5 simple ideas to inspire playful learning with Tubes in the classroom.