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Coolest LEGO Robots in 2019

The robots are coming! Since the dawn of the Renaissance, mankind has been fascinated by the prospect of automation. The very first robots were steampunk automatons built for parlor entertainment, clever mechanical creatures that did interesting tricks by the light of the gas lamps. But soon the imaginations of engineers soared, looking forward to replicating human thought with a machine as well.

That turned out to be more challenging. Charles Babbage, a crusty geek whom any modern programmer can identify with, created the Difference Engine in 1822 and introduced it to the Royal Astronomical Society. All it could do was basic math, but we were on our way to the computer age. Marrying automated machines with computer control would have to wait yet a century longer to get off the ground.

And now, while we may not have everything the science fiction movies promised us, we do indeed have commonplace robots in the home – so much so that programmable robots are now toys. In between the drones and Roombas deployed in the real world, there’s room for a new generation to play with robots that are much closer to real-world realization. Let’s round up our favorite Lego models with a robot theme.

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, Educational STEM Toy for Programming and Learning How to Code (601 pieces)

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, Educational STEM Toy for Programming and Learning How to Code (601 pieces)

$349.99
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as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Builders of all ages will love building and coding their fully-functional robot to walk, talk, and even play games or complete tasks! This educational STEM robot toy makes engineering fun for everyone who builds it.
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is built with 601 pieces and includes the intelligent EV3 Brick, 3 servo motors, plus color, touch and IR sensors. Connect with your smart device and download the free EV3 programmer app to control the robot!
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 comes with instructions for 17 different robotic designs, each with its own unique features. Builders can program their STEM robots to talk, walk, grab, shoot targets and more! Kids will love this creative and educational toy!
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building.The perfect tech toy if you want to build your own robot and explore endless learning activities
  • The main robot, SPIK3R, is over 16" high, 14" long and 15" wide.

LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy

$28.98  in stock
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Features

  • Robo Explorer robot toy features bright-green eyes, working tracks, rotating body and head, and posable arms with working claw and searchlight
  • 3-in-1 model: rebuilds into a robot dog with a light-up jetpack or a robot bird with light-up eyes with the lego light brick
  • Robo Explorer stands over 4” (11cm) tall
  • Robot dog stands over 2” (7cm) tall
  • Robot bird stands over 3” (8cm) tall

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

$35.00  out of stock
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as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Build the model voted for by LEGO Ideas members! Includes Pete and Yves astronaut mini figures,Robot turtle also included
  • Exo Suit features poseable limbs, opening cockpit, grabbing claws and a modular design, Includes spacesuits in green with Classic Space logo!
  • Discover the long-lost Exo Suit! Tune the Exo Suit to suit your own space exploration missions!
  • The perfect gift for fans of LEGO bricks and space adventurers of all ages! Includes booklet with story and information about the creator
  • Stands over 8" (22cm) tall with antenna extended

LEGO Ninjago 70592 Salvage M.E.C. Building Kit (439 Piece)

$57.99  in stock
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as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Build an awesome, poseable Salvage M.E.C. mech with a spring-loaded shooter, a golden bow, and an opening minifigure cockpit
  • Includes four minifigures featuring Ronin with special M.E.C. outfit, Nya with special Sky Bound outfit, plus Krazi and Frakjaw
  • Ronin's flyer measures over 1" high, 3" long and 2" wide. Skulkin mech measures over 3" high, 1" long and 1" wide
  • LEGO NINJAGO building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • Featured in the hit TV series LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu.

LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit (1106 Piece)

$99.99
$88.84  in stock
80 new from $88.84
2 used from $ 62.30
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as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Features authentic detailing, and wheel-activated rotating head and opening hatch with non-functioning welding torch
  • Also includes a display stand, decorative fact plaque and a small BB-8 figure
  • BB-8 model does not roll
  • B-8 without stand measures over 9in (25cm) high and 5in (15cm) wide
  • Display stand measures over 10in (26cm) long

Lego’s latest fully-programmable robot in the Mindstorms line leads us off. For most of you, this is what you mean when you say “robot,” a fully custom experience that will allow you to go full mad scientist! Comes with an app for tablets, a mission pack to explore its capabilities, and 601 pieces that build to a height of 16 inches. Please remember us if you use this to take over the world.

LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit with Remote Control for Kids, Educational STEM Toy for Programming and Learning How to Code (601 pieces)

$349.99
Too low to display  in stock
33 new from $299.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Builders of all ages will love building and coding their fully-functional robot to walk, talk, and even play games or complete tasks! This educational STEM robot toy makes engineering fun for everyone who builds it.
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is built with 601 pieces and includes the intelligent EV3 Brick, 3 servo motors, plus color, touch and IR sensors. Connect with your smart device and download the free EV3 programmer app to control the robot!
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 comes with instructions for 17 different robotic designs, each with its own unique features. Builders can program their STEM robots to talk, walk, grab, shoot targets and more! Kids will love this creative and educational toy!
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building.The perfect tech toy if you want to build your own robot and explore endless learning activities
  • The main robot, SPIK3R, is over 16" high, 14" long and 15" wide.

For those looking for a less involved experience, this cute bug-eyed monster is a fully posable robot model. It’s also capable of transforming into a a dog and bird. While not programmable or controllable by itself, it is conceivably a good starting point for an engineering product to add those features. As it is, this 205-piece set is a small-scale project packed with fun.

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy

$28.98  in stock
52 new from $24.95
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Robo Explorer robot toy features bright-green eyes, working tracks, rotating body and head, and posable arms with working claw and searchlight
  • 3-in-1 model: rebuilds into a robot dog with a light-up jetpack or a robot bird with light-up eyes with the lego light brick
  • Robo Explorer stands over 4” (11cm) tall
  • Robot dog stands over 2” (7cm) tall
  • Robot bird stands over 3” (8cm) tall

Lego Ideas members voted for this model as the custom set Lego would create next. The most popular set of the year when it came out in 2014, this 321 piece model builds an anime-style mecha-suit that fits any one Lego figure, and comes with a couple figures besides. Though it’s a complete stand-alone set, you might just think of donating the suit to your Lego Batman figure.

LEGO Ninjago 70592 Salvage M.E.C. Building Kit (439 Piece)

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit 21109

$35.00  out of stock
60 new from $35.00
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Build the model voted for by LEGO Ideas members! Includes Pete and Yves astronaut mini figures,Robot turtle also included
  • Exo Suit features poseable limbs, opening cockpit, grabbing claws and a modular design, Includes spacesuits in green with Classic Space logo!
  • Discover the long-lost Exo Suit! Tune the Exo Suit to suit your own space exploration missions!
  • The perfect gift for fans of LEGO bricks and space adventurers of all ages! Includes booklet with story and information about the creator
  • Stands over 8" (22cm) tall with antenna extended

No, Ninjago isn’t a new anime franchise that you’ve missed out on. It’s Lego’s own line of characters, making its own franchise that it doesn’t have to pay anyone licensing rights on. Ninjago has its fans, alright, through the TV series Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. But whatever the origin, you have to admit that the coolest robot model was definitely claimed for this theme. This 439 piece set includes several smaller figures and a huge featured figure, plus props and play features.

LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit (1106 Piece)

LEGO Ninjago 70592 Salvage M.E.C. Building Kit (439 Piece)

$57.99  in stock
28 new from $49.96
Buy Now
Amazon.com
as of April 24, 2019 5:45 am

Features

  • Build an awesome, poseable Salvage M.E.C. mech with a spring-loaded shooter, a golden bow, and an opening minifigure cockpit
  • Includes four minifigures featuring Ronin with special M.E.C. outfit, Nya with special Sky Bound outfit, plus Krazi and Frakjaw
  • Ronin's flyer measures over 1" high, 3" long and 2" wide. Skulkin mech measures over 3" high, 1" long and 1" wide
  • LEGO NINJAGO building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • Featured in the hit TV series LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu.

We couldn’t leave out the Star Wars franchise – they popularized the word “droid,” after all – and rather than be the millionth post about R2-D2 or C-3PO, we felt BB-8 deserves some love. We’ve seen this model on the shelves of every Star Wars Lego geek we can find. An 1106 piece build, it’s a challenging large set that makes an impressively detailed model, this adorable robot nearly stole the spotlight in The Force Awakens.