A couple of days ago, I reported on one of the newer things that LEGO highlighted at the ongoing New York Toy Fair 2018. One in particular is the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) expansion that allows certain LEGO sets to integrate with the Boost system and to bring these sets play features to an entire new level. One in particular is one of the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu sets, the Stormbringer (70652), which was put on display at the LEGO booth. The idea behind this integration is to add a variety of movement and interactive play to any LEGO set in which the LEGO Boost can be added upon. Though I mentioned that the representatives at the LEGO Booth during that time did not demonstrate these features, as it turned out, the tech savvy guys from Tom’s Guide managed to bring the Stormbringer alive using the LEGO Boost system. Online Editorial Director Avram Piltch, was at the LEGO booth at the Toy Fair and managed to demonstrate how the LEGO Boost can be used with the LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer expansion kit. Using the usual LEGO Boost components such as the Move Hub, motor, color sensor, and the LEGO Boost app, Avram was able to program the Stormbringer to exhibit a variety of behaviors, taking advantage of Boost’s block-based programming. Watch the demo right here.
The LEGO Group is among those companies actively pushing the boundaries of toy technology, and we’ve seen the results of their own breakthroughs such as the impressive LEGO Boost line that’s already set to receive a new wave of product sets compatible with it.
Thanks to Brothers Brick, we now have a first look at one of Ninjago’s Season 9 tie-in sets – the only LEGO Ninjago Summer set to be put on display at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Though I couldn’t say that I am honestly glad for this, since I was hoping that LEGO will go all out in their entire reveal as they hinted on their NYTF press release. In any case, the LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer (70652) announcement and reveal showcases a new potential of appreciating your LEGO sets’ play features. If you recall, it was reported a week ago that some components of the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) will be integrated not just with the Stormbringer, but also with the LEGO City Arctic Exploration Truck (60194), giving both sets some fancy mechanical functions.
I have to say that I missed out on this one. Perhaps it’s due to the apparent frustration that I felt because of not seeing what I expect to see from LEGO at NYTF 2018, or with LEGO building around the hype of its press release, giving hope to fans in seeing the much awaited summer sets, and only to be disappointed later on (I’ll be talking more about that in a later post). Anyways, even if we did not see any other LEGO Star Wars sets beyond the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212), these new LEGO Star Wars sets that were put on display are all interesting themselves.
Now this is something interesting – either because of the concept behind this latest, customizable BrickHeadz set, or the fact that its name doesn’t seem to be right. LEGO is taking the LEGO BrickHeadz theme to a whole new level with its latest set, now revealed for the first time, at the 2018 New York Toy Fair.