LEGO Boost is one of the most extensive advance systems developed by the toy giant recently to create animated LEGO models that can be controlled with inputted simple programming. This is plainly visible on the Boost line’s debut set, the Creative Toolbox (17101). But will there be follow-ups? Yes indeed, and thanks to Promobricks, we now have an idea on how this is possible.
We’re now almost a week since the conclusion of the latest international toy fair in Nuremberg, but the news releases still just keep on coming. LEGO dropped plenty of bombshells in terms of upcoming sets. Now we learn that they’ve got two new Boost-compatible sets coming up for this summer.
First up is the LEGO Ninjago Lightning Dragon (70652) or the ‘Stormbringer’. At first glance it seems similar to the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), but its components will work with the mechanical elements from the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101), enabling builders to make this robot dragon come to full-motion mechanical life.
The other Boost-compatible set that’ll be coming out this June is the LEGO City Arctic Exploration Truck (60194). It’s the latest in the Arctic sub-lineup of the expansive LEGO City theme. Now, this is a vehicle and not a mechanical juggernaut like the Ninjago Dragon, but some Boost enhancements will do wonders in making the LEGO heavy vehicle roll out.
It’s about time that LEGO decided to start developing more sets that can integrate the Boost system from their Creative Toolbox (17101). The idea of mechanical components to animate brick constructs by means of a mobile app to program motion data into is simply magnificent. The fact that LEGO used some of their most popular themes for their new compatible sets is some smart thinking.
Both these sets will be released in the middle of the year, and hopefully more of their sort will follow.