As you may have noticed by now, LEGO is continually testing the boundaries of brick-inspired play with computer coding in its latest LEGO sets. A good example of this is the recently released LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253), and the many possibilities in which you can design these miniature robotic droids to do simple tasks. And this time around, LEGO robotics enthusiasts will be glad to know that The LEGO Group and Amazon have teamed up to offer a leveled-up, building and robotics challenge that comes with a very appealing ultimate prize package. The LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa gives the opportunity for talented LEGO builders and coders to present their most creative and technically superb brick robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313) set operated and controlled by Amazon’s Alexa.
The grand prize winner will receive a hefty amount of Amazon gift cards worth $20,000 USD and a couple of LEGO Technic sets particularly the 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) and the humongous Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100). To top it off, the ultimate champion will also get to have an all-expense-paid trip to LEGO Headquarters in Denmark to have a tour of the LEGO House, interact with LEGO toy designers, and have their creation featured at LEGO World in Copenhagen. There will also be several prizes to be given away to five (5) finalists and a Bonus Prize will be given away for the Best Creation by a 13-17 Year Old. Furthermore, the first 100 submissions/participants (those who have completed the registration process) will be automatically entitled to Amazon Gift Cards worth $150 USD.
The LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge: Powered by Alexa building contest will receive entries until December 31, 2019 at 11:59PM PT. Watch the following video for an overview of this building contest, plus don’t forget the finer details of the contest rules right here.
So are you up for this next level robotics challenge? Let me know in the comments below.