The coding set is still six days away from release, but eager fans can already grab the corresponding app ahead of time. Promobricks reports that version 1.0.0 is currently available on iOS, Android, FireOS, macOS and Windows.
Given the advanced nature of the software, the app may not work with all smartphones. You can check compatibility over at LEGO.com, but the LEGO Group recommends simply attempting to download the app.
If you can do so successfully, then chances are good that your device will work with both the app and set. If you can’t see the app in your device’s app store, though, then you’re probably out of luck. As a general baseline, LEGO.com says the app requires iOS 13 or Android 7.0, or newer.
The official companion app will allow fans to interact with 51515 Robot Inventor when it launches on October 15. Along with building instructions for each of the five models, the digital experience will give you full control over their programming. You can opt for a BOOST-like drag-and-drop interface based on Scratch, or text-based programming with Python, if you know what you’re doing.
51515 Robot Inventor will be priced at £329.99 in the UK and $359.99 in the US. But Brick Fanatics is currently offering the chance to enter the next generation of LEGO robotics for free with our newly-launched competition. Head over to the contest page to see how you can get your hands on the latest LEGO MINDSTORMS set.
Alternatively, buying a copy of the set on day one will net you a free copy of LEGO 40413 MINDSTORMS Mini Robots. Brickset has shared images of the promotional set ahead of its availability on LEGO.com.