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LEGO is a product that transcends generations – I still have a few boxes in the loft. It is one of those few brands that has adapted well to the changing times – introducing themed sets and more recently expanding to create the LEGO Mindstorms line. Sitting on the premium end of their products, Mindstorms extends the LEGO Technics series with electronic circuits, motors, sensors and a visual programming tool. Today we’ll be reviewing LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0, the next generation, version 2.0 of the core Mindstorms product. And we’ll be giving this $280 set away to one lucky reader.

I admit – $280 for some LEGO sounds like an awful lot, but comparable Robot kits can go for as much as $1500. Although this is a premium LEGO item, it’s also quite an inexpensive introduction to the even more premium hobby of robotics. In addition to the superb LEGO components – which can of course be added to with other Technics kits – you’re also buying the programming software. Is it all worth it? Read on to find out.

Box Disappointment

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

Despite the nicely engineered outer box with flip up contents, the inside is a complete mess and there seems to be a lot of wasted space. Especially given how large the outer box is, I was expecting perhaps a cardboard or plastic tray that everything can slot into. If you’ve ever built LEGO, you’ll understand the frustration of having search around for pieces when they’re inside a bag, but spreading them out on a table makes them very easy to lose. Sigh, first world problems.

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

There’s nothing to help with organising all the bits. Instead, there’s a chaotic collection of non-reusable bags and a flimsy bit of card for actuators and sensors. Once this has been opened, storing anything in the box without losing small pieces is going to be impossible, so be sure to buy some separate storage boxes or trays.

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lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

What’s included?

There’s a lot in there, so I’m certainly not going to break down every component, but here goes:

  • A set of tracks and wheels
  • 2 touch sensors
  • 3 motorised joints
  • 1 ultrasound distance sensor (the eyes)
  • 1 multifunction RGB light and colour sensor unit
  • Various lengths of comms cabling (like telephone wire)
  • Hundreds of plastic components (Technics, if you’re familiar)
  • CPU / control box / battery unit (Batteries not included)
  • Starter pack
  • Test track (~A1 sized)
  • Instruction manual
  • Software CD

Getting Started

Helpfully, a complete getting started kit is provided in a separate bag, with all the bits you need to “build your first model in 30 minutes!”. I put this to the test.

Note: in the video, I ended up opening another bag because I couldn’t find a few pieces; I later found them hidden under something else.

The build was finished in 24.5 minutes, though I’d say I have some experience. I’m not including the time it took to install the software on my Mac (there is a version for Windows included too).

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

After the initial build instructions, the manual goes on to explain all about the various components, and then tells you the CPU brick needs batteries. Might have been nicer to explain that first! It gives a good introduction to the software and basic operation.

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

Helpfully, the software can also be downloaded from the web, so no worries if you lose your CD. It is however a 624 MB ISO file.

More Models

Though the box itself shows a variety of models, printed instructions are only included for the “Getting Started” robot. If you want to build the others, you need to download additional instructions from the online support site, or use the build instructions included with the LEGO Mindstorms software (more on that later). There are an additional 12 official models available online, but it would have been nice to include these on the CD for anyone without Internet access. There are also third party books sold with additional designs and ideas, like The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor’s Guide by David J. Perdue and The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots by Laurens ValkLego Digital Designer, which examines the model and dynamically generates build instructions for you. Clever.

In fairness, these additional models are so complex that you really shouldn’t expect them be provided in printed form; the Rubics Cube Solver (yes, I did just say that) alone weighs in at 104 pages. And I’m pleased to say I built that too, but unfortunately my cube was too new. If you want to try this, you’ll need to sand down and lubricate your cube so it doesn’t get stuck when turning.

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

Programming and the LEGO Mindstorms Software

Programming is performed using LabView technologies, a well-developed educational and engineering product that makes learning programming fun and easy with a visual designer. It’s a Java application, so compatible with either Mac or Windows – but this does mean the interface is a little quirky.

You can download a completed program to your NXT devices using either wireless Bluetooth or the supplied USB cable. Alternatively, you can run it immediately as long as a connection is maintained, so it’s very easy to test bits.

The visual designer allow you to drag and drop many different programming blocks:

  • Threading and branching
  • Movement and motor control
  • Sound and display output (you can upload custom files)
  • Waiting until conditions met
  • Reading sensors
  • Logging data
  • Type conversions (numbers to text etc)

You can even save blocks of code for re-use later (aka functions). The software is admittedly rather daunting at first, even (or should I say especially?) for a seasoned programmer like myself. If you just try to jump straight in, you’re going to get frustrated easily and soon give up. Make sure you run through all the included models in the tutorial system, and you’ll end up with a solid grounding to start programming your own.

screenshot-programming

There are no official mobile apps, though LEGO have promised something for later this year with the launch of new NXT 2.0 kits.

As well as providing a programming environment, the LEGO Mindstorms software also has build and programming tutorials for additional models. I was quickly able to adapt the basic introductory model to the “bedroom defence” robot that seeks out intruders and shoots them.

lego mindstorms nxt 2.0

There are four core robot shapes are included, the first of which has a few variations that increase in difficultly, culminating in that pictured above. The build instructions can be made full screen, and are just as clear as any printed manual, so you should have a good amount of fun with this before even needing to approach the user submitted designs.

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I felt the programming aspect of the tutorials could do with some work; it basically consists of screenshots for you to follow and copy into the main window without really explaining what you’re doing – there is actually explanation text, but it’s small, and far too easy to ignore. What would have been nice is some more complex code to download, along with a step by step walkthrough showing what the code does at each stage and why it’s grouped as it is.

There is a built-in help system – I suggest you go through that after building and programming the first few demo projects. That said – the blocks of logic, control flow, actions and sensors you build from are relatively simple, so it certainly does teach the fundamentals of programming from simple steps. I think the visual designer would be great for children or early teens to pick up if they perhaps don’t have actual programming experience, but I don’t have children to test on. Personally, I found myself wanting to type in regular code with variables and function name – and as it turns out, there’s actually quite a few open source NXT programming projects, so you’re not limited to just the visual designer. When your daughter is bored of LabView, introduce her to C!

Should you buy the LEGO Minstorms NXT 2.0 kit?

At $280, LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is expensive, but like all LEGO products it’s a gift that will last for generations. I would say get this for your children, but I’m a 30ish year old guy and this has been so much fun. Perhaps you’re also harbouring dreams of competing on Robot Wars with your own Arduino-based fire breathing death machine named The Squigglator, but LEGO Mindstorms is a more realistic way to get started and you’ll be really surprised at what you can achieve in very short time. Building your own robot and programming it would be lasting, bonding experience with your son or daughter – whilst still satiating their generation’s desire for everything to be computer based. I guarantee you’ll have fun with this, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Our verdict of the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0:
Buy!
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How do I win the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit?

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Anne Tomma! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before August 11 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

  1. James Gomez
    August 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

    If I got the lego mindstorms nxt 2.0, i'll try different variety, such as doing chores. My point is, i will try my best to make our everyday life even easier.

  2. Terrence Earle
    August 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    WOW! I used to have a really old knex robotics kit and lego drone with camera when I was a kid. Some how I think I'd be swimming in my childhood again to re-experience it.

  3. Tara G
    July 27, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I would get my kids to choose what to make, they have great imaginations!

  4. Sandra Christine L
    July 27, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I would make a robot.

  5. Vikki B
    July 27, 2013 at 1:14 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that will do the dishes!

  6. Corey O
    July 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    My sons would try to build a robot!

  7. Richard Kephart
    July 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    A wicked looking robot death machine...

  8. Sherry C
    July 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I would give it to my nephew who is a Lego fanatic and he'd make - well, who knows? He's autistic and often in his own world, but when he is building with Lego's you can see the excitement and hear it when he talks about his creations.

  9. Barb K
    July 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I wouldn’t actually make anything myself, I would give it to my sons. I’m not sure what they would make first, but I’m sure it would be awesome

  10. Dex S
    July 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...Robot Like Transformers :D

  11. Alison S
    July 26, 2013 at 6:31 am

    a cool robot - or whatever my grandson want to make

  12. Lana
    July 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I'm not sure what would be the first thing built as I would be gifting this to my grandsons.

  13. Lily K
    July 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    a unicorn

  14. Carl Ginger
    July 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Watch my grandson make something amazing, he loves Lego's, yes.

  15. Rhonda
    July 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    A robot to sort laundry :-) Then I would let Daddy and daughters play :-)

  16. karen
    July 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    My nephew would make the robot

  17. Richard H
    July 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    would build a moon rover

  18. Debbie H
    July 25, 2013 at 2:29 am

    i'd give it to a kid

  19. Daniel M
    July 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    a robot to make me some beer!

  20. Chris K
    July 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a mobile pet for my daughter. Then a beer extractor. I need something to get me beer

  21. cherry tan
    July 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    if I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... give it to my godchild

  22. Taylor H
    July 24, 2013 at 4:47 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is the first item on the instruction sheet.

  23. Kenneth Mcclure
    July 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    This is very cool . Would love to build it

  24. Jennifer R.
    July 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I would allow my sons to come up with some great thing to build but I think a talking robot is pretty cool.

  25. ?Ubomír Š
    July 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    ... give it to my son.

  26. Brandon D
    July 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    A sorter

  27. Jay Dela Cruz
    July 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    To assemble it and create a running robot :)

  28. Christina
    July 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I'd give it to my son and see what his evil genius creates

  29. Ahmed K
    July 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Scare amany kitty Cats as iCan

  30. Ahmed K
    July 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    the CAT gona love this

  31. Matthew Pohlman
    July 22, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Don't know what I'd build first, but it'll be epic

  32. Matthew Pohlman
    July 22, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Don't know what I'd build first, but it'll be epic

  33. Dawn B
    July 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is ... a call to my best friend and tell him the good news because I'd gift it to him. Not only has he been a Lego fan since childhood, but as an adult he has the imagination, intellect and interest to appreciate the kit more than anyone I know!

  34. Tom S
    July 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I keep coming back to this page and every time I realize not just how awesome Lego is but how fantastic and out of this world this set is...awesome review!

  35. Sam K
    July 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...portable House

  36. Allyson B
    July 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This is actually something I am giving to my son if I win, but I think maybe a robot or a remote control car is something he would love making

  37. Sahal K
    July 21, 2013 at 4:54 am

    A remote car

  38. eleanor
    July 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is Rubics Cube Solver.

  39. Georgia Beckman
    July 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    The first thing I'd make is a space rover.

  40. Rachel R
    July 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    a little robot to be my little butler

  41. Ina Mari Atienza
    July 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is my own Wall-E?
    I will make it with my boyfriend who is a Lego Addict!!?
    ?L?E?G?O?

  42. Rajaa C
    July 20, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Robot

  43. JTT
    July 20, 2013 at 5:17 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is my childhood robot!! :)

  44. Iggy C
    July 20, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. I would love to build this with my son, although he would probably build it without my help, but father son time is always great. Thanks again.

    Good luck to all.

  45. sandra
    July 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that can pick up legos pieces

  46. Danielle
    July 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Give it to my son and be the coolest mom ever!

  47. Ahmed
    July 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a rover robot

  48. King Jimmy D
    July 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    wow awesome, i want to win, from philippines

  49. Muhammad Hadi N
    July 19, 2013 at 4:42 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is feeder for all my cat..

  50. Phil H
    July 19, 2013 at 4:16 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... the first thing in the instruction booklet.

  51. Ashley M
    July 19, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I don't know! I'd leave that up to my son and his daddy! ;)

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

  52. Alyssa G
    July 19, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I used to love playing with the old lego robots in middle school!!

  53. Iggy C
    July 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity. I grew up loving lego's and have gotten my son into too. Wining this would be amazing so that we can spend some time together building this.

  54. Brie Padfield
    July 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    A robot that sweeps the floor

  55. Christian P
    July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is, there would be more and more awesome, sleepless, LEGO building days and nights!!!!! :D

  56. Christian P
    July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is, there would be more and more awesome, sleepless, LEGO building days and nights!!!!! :D

  57. Adeel A
    July 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a robot which could bring back my phone whenever i forgot it downstairs...

  58. Zyra Anne Perez
    July 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a cookie cooker

  59. Julie GOnzales
    July 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a dancing one!

  60. Melissa B.
    July 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I'd build a robot to follow me around and clean up after me.

  61. Kany Vic Perez
    July 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a back tapper that will console me when Im sad

  62. David S
    July 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I'd build a dancing robot!

  63. Paul
    July 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... Something to freak out my dogs. :-P

  64. Er Hackr Deepak G
    July 18, 2013 at 11:27 am

    What a Gadzet , curious to win and see how it works..

  65. Dave W
    July 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

    A dancing robot

  66. Laura N
    July 18, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I'd make something so cool that I don't dare to think of it yet

  67. Kris
    July 18, 2013 at 7:09 am

    The first thing I would make would probably be a mess.

  68. Kimberly M
    July 18, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I would give it to my grandson and he would probably make a robot or vehicle.

  69. Iggy C
    July 18, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity, my son and I would love to build this together

  70. Carel
    July 18, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Mongoose feeder. We have six or so mongooses living in our yard. They are really twitchy creatures... Think bull in a china shop overdosed on espresso with an itch in an awkward location twitchy.

    I would configure the mindstorm to a buggy form with a cat pellet dispenser. I would make it track nearby motion. The catapult would scatter pellets around the buggy's ambush site. This would lure them in and then unexpectedly the buggy would turn to face the nearest mongoose.

    There would be mongoosey chaos... Pellets flying in the air, tails and torso's colliding in tufts of surprised little barks.

    Perhaps I may pre-coat the pellets with peanut butter, they like that too, but it makes the situation some what more sticky.

  71. Audrey S
    July 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I would let my nephew's imagination run wild.

  72. Mary Louise Sanchez
    July 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    The first thing that I will do if I will have Lega Mindstorm NXT 2.0 is to give it to my buddy, who is a big Lego Fanatic!

  73. Kelli
    July 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I would help my son build the bedroom defense robot to protect his room from his little sister and from the puppies!

  74. Dandy P
    July 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    washing my clothes.

  75. vanessa
    July 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    a car

  76. Joe G
    July 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make...would be destroyed by cats.

  77. sandra davis
    July 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    a house

  78. carlos tejada
    July 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I'd use it to build a rubik's cube solver

  79. Marte
    July 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is an oreo cookie separator

  80. Marte
    July 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is an oreo cookie separator.

  81. Wanda B
    July 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    an unidentified flying object

  82. Dan N
    July 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    'm gonna have to get one of these. Hope I win it.

  83. Christopher H
    July 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a cleaner for my room.

  84. Angela I
    July 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I would give it to my son and i imagine he would make a pirate ship first then try to create a dinosaur

  85. Taylor Conaway
    July 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...
    The Rubik's cube solver to watch it solve my many cubes!

  86. Cosmin J
    July 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I would like to build an automatic book page turner!

  87. mrbzo
    July 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I'd build a pencil sharpening robot for my classroom.

  88. Jaffa Vickery
    July 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    The great, great, great, great, great grandfather to the grey goo.

  89. Jaden Lloyd Baconguis
    July 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Assemble it! I love LEGO since I am small. I love to form different kinds of stuff on it! My daughter also loves LEGO! Its a fun day to play with my daughter w/ LEGO stuffs! :)

  90. Chris C
    July 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    mow the yard

  91. Kimberly S
    July 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is a robot that builds LEGOS...with my son. I would actually give this to my little boy who is a LEGOmaniac!

  92. Lenny
    July 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    f I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a spy robot and will build it with my son as this is his favorite :)

  93. Nick
    July 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a personal butler. ;)

  94. Alexander B
    July 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Car

  95. Kyle
    July 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I would take this to our next Webelos Scout meeting to see what they would create.

  96. Bruce K
    July 17, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I'd use it in my chemistry lab to automate titrations, maybe

  97. Katherine Naranjo
    July 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd do is give it to my son so he could recreate - and improve - his team's robot from this year's robotics competition!

  98. Nilaksh D
    July 17, 2013 at 9:45 am

    A 3D printer to print more LEGOS...

  99. Mihai
    July 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a 3D printer.

  100. Miguel Lopes
    July 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

    ... having fun with it. :)

  101. Tumesh
    July 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Awsumm.. seeing first time such simple programming TOY/ BOT/ LOCOMOTIVE.

  102. Loenja S
    July 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

    ball thrower for the dog

  103. Jason P
    July 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

    A super cool robot man!

  104. Alex
    July 17, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Start building :)

  105. Alex
    July 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Start building:)

  106. Paskal
    July 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

    gotta build some robots that my cats can play with.. they like to chase things :)

  107. SK Tan
    July 17, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I'm not sure what will i make as I'm not very good with handicraft...

  108. Cher
    July 17, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I'd have my son make a robot to fetch us cool drinks on a hot summer day

  109. Jovan
    July 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I would build rubicks solver yeeeey

  110. Pamela M
    July 17, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I would give it to my son and daughter as they amaze me everyday with what they build with lego.

  111. Dawn V
    July 17, 2013 at 6:34 am

    i'd hive it to my son and he would probably make some kind of vehicle

  112. Chris Hii
    July 17, 2013 at 6:29 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a tutorial first.

  113. MaryAnn Ranger
    July 17, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I want this

  114. Ian Oliver
    July 17, 2013 at 4:24 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that attempts to retrieve fallen objects and probably fails miserably.

  115. dirk moser
    July 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

    try out what i can build with it (and maybe find out if there is sth really usefil^^)

  116. dirk moser
    July 17, 2013 at 4:11 am

    find out what i can build with it (and maybe if there is sth really useful^^)

  117. nickie
    July 17, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I'd make a catpualt

  118. Jenny H
    July 17, 2013 at 3:27 am

    if i won this I would it to my nephew Ben hes the Lego King and anything he makes will be robotic

  119. Peter H
    July 17, 2013 at 2:55 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... whatever is pictured on the box.

  120. Jamie Rytlewski
    July 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

    ...is something to play with my dog.

  121. Andy D
    July 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I'd make a robot :)

  122. John B
    July 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    A Robot.

  123. Dorothy H
    July 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... an ebay sale listing.

  124. Marion
    July 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I would build a book page turner lol :)

  125. wajih
    July 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Robot

  126. Jacob M
    July 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a punching robot

  127. Jules M
    July 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    my daughter is a lego fiend, i'm sure she would try to build a lego robot bulldog

  128. Jules M
    July 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    my daughter is a lego fiend, i'm sure she would try to build a lego robot bulldog

  129. Jared T
    July 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    LEGO GLADOS!

  130. Sri Sainath A
    July 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Build a JCB

  131. Harshith M
    July 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is ROBOT.. :P

  132. Rob
    July 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a machine to build other Mindstorms robots.

  133. Anne Fulmer
    July 16, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This would be my youngest Grandson's choice...this kit is right down his alley!!

  134. Eric
    July 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I'd have to make the "Gettting Started" robot. Looks like fun.

  135. Catherine Kjell Buama
    July 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that will give foods to my 7 dogs

  136. Adam
    July 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... A spyderbot (intentionally misspelled) My boys, 5 and 2, love Megamind and his "spyderbot" Also my youngest is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys getting scared or being chased - my oldest loves puzzles and building things. Build and Program this thing with my oldest. Then set it to chase them and enjoy :P

  137. RICHARD SKUSE
    July 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    a robot

  138. Teresa
    July 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I would first help my grandson build this Lego Mindstorm! He absolutely Loves Legos! He is 6 and tries hard to save all his money just to buy the little ones!!

  139. Jinky Encarnacion
    July 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    If I win LEGO mindstorms NXT 2.0.. I will try to assemble it and make simple program that can guard the room. :)

  140. Bill Graham
    July 16, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Teach my daughter the ways of robotics

  141. michael orlen
    July 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I'd build a room defense system to keep my kids out of my bedroom during those "adult" moments.

  142. Becky C
    July 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    If i won this kit id share it with my 2 boys who would like to make a car and tractor i like the robot myself but the Possibilities are endless.we are a LEGO LOVING FAMILY :) LOL

  143. Nicholas Hadaller
    July 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I would make the Rubik's Cube Solver!

  144. mike w
    July 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    the kids would have fun

  145. Mandy
    July 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd do is give it to my hubby and son so they can geek it out. We already use Minecraft as a teaching tool, Mindstorms is the next step! :D

  146. Bj G
    July 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    A Rubic's Cube Solver of course just to see if it really works :)
    Then who knows...If it can do that then the options are limitless!!!!!

  147. Laura S
    July 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    My son would probably build a robot with it!

  148. Jennifer S
    July 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    a robot to bring me a cold drink

  149. Daniel Ooi
    July 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot spider

  150. Paula-Marie Kucharczyk
    July 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    My SON adores Lego!!! Great fun toy and educational!!!

  151. Paula-Marie Kucharczyk
    July 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    My Son adores LEGO!! Such a great toy!

  152. emily starnes
    July 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...

    something awesome with my kids!

  153. Stefan Y
    July 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

    A ventriloquist show. :)

  154. Antonio
    July 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I worked with old versions of LEGO Mindstorm NXT. They are brilliant!!!! Easy to work with and loads of fun within. The limit is just our imagination, so there is no limit at all...

  155. Frances L
    July 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Give it to my Son who just loves Lego.!!

  156. Joseph
    July 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a program seperate objects depending on colour.

  157. John A
    July 16, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I will give it out to any kid around me.

  158. lisa rumolo
    July 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

    A very impressed face when my nephew showed me what he built!

  159. Keith S
    July 16, 2013 at 9:15 am

    If I had a a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...

    ... something to sweep up after my kids! ;-)

  160. Vincent C
    July 16, 2013 at 9:04 am

    The first thing I would make is the robot

  161. Ajith Sen
    July 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is something interesting from the instruction manual...

  162. Paolo P
    July 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

    A robot dog!

  163. Thomas Nord
    July 16, 2013 at 7:58 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot with my kids!

  164. rica
    July 16, 2013 at 7:10 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is a robot holding a bag

  165. Nicolas
    July 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

    The first thing I would make is something to surprise my girlfriend. She's a real fan of Mindstorms. She wants one of her own but she hasn't enough time to really use and enjoy it to the fullest.

  166. Tim B
    July 16, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I'd make something to keep the cats busy :)

  167. idogcow
    July 16, 2013 at 6:36 am

    give it to my daughter

  168. Diana Gavino
    July 16, 2013 at 6:22 am

    if i win i will give this to my nephew Yjeshua... he loves Lego , he just had brain surgery , he is only 5 years old....

  169. Donna mcleod
    July 16, 2013 at 6:08 am

    With my new Lego I would build my dream cat,
    With a helicopter pad, a bar and a spa,
    If I can master the art,
    Of no giving up by pulling it apart!

  170. Branden W
    July 16, 2013 at 5:32 am

    f I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...Whatever my kids want to help build

  171. Tarik Riadi
    July 16, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I'd make a little show to my nephews, 1 yr old, 7 months and 3 months!

  172. Tarik Riadi
    July 16, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Make a show to my 1yr old nephew

  173. Mandip D
    July 16, 2013 at 5:07 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot!

  174. Lauren A
    July 16, 2013 at 4:53 am

    ... a mess, excitedly ripping open the box and spreading out all the bits!

  175. Stan Papusa
    July 16, 2013 at 4:48 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a new super hero robot to save the world!

  176. Asim A
    July 16, 2013 at 4:47 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, I'd gift them to my nephews.

  177. Mary B
    July 16, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I'd build my own personal Iron Giant

  178. Kevin L
    July 16, 2013 at 4:12 am

    A surveillance robot

  179. Craig C
    July 16, 2013 at 3:20 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...

    a robot that can stack standard lego so i can program in a model and have it built for me. the larger lego models with all the detail are great but time consuming and annoying when you knock a piece off and have to start again. a robot doesn't have feelings and wouldn't get angry and frustrated.

    afterwards it can clean the house 24/7 until it evolves to develop human emotions and thought and attacks me while i'm sleeping.

    ...but mostly the model building thing.

  180. Christian Reyes
    July 16, 2013 at 3:14 am

    I would love to enter this, but I am unable to use the widget. I can't click "Enter Now!".

  181. Mike G
    July 16, 2013 at 2:59 am

    I think I would make a Motion tracker

  182. macky regina maranan
    July 16, 2013 at 2:57 am

    i want lego

  183. macky regina maranan
    July 16, 2013 at 2:57 am

    i want this give to me please

  184. Iggy C
    July 16, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. I would love to build this with my son, although he would probably build it without my help, but father son time is always great. Thanks again.

    Good luck to all.

  185. Bely B
    July 16, 2013 at 2:28 am

    wow thats great I love getting one;..........o my god !!!

  186. Gu
    July 16, 2013 at 2:15 am

    First ting I would do is gather my kids and start building!

  187. Toby
    July 16, 2013 at 2:07 am

    To fetch a beer from the fridge! :)

  188. Jose Antonip
    July 16, 2013 at 1:57 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a rubic solver

  189. Daniel Krotov
    July 16, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I would build a crazy contraption that will follow me around and hold all of my snacks and drinks.

  190. Rich Legault
    July 16, 2013 at 1:52 am

    The first thing I would build is the starter model. I've never tried robotics before!

  191. Jason Y
    July 16, 2013 at 1:50 am

    My son would be very creative with this and create an automated pitching machine..

  192. Lori J
    July 16, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I would give it to my genius nephew Justin and he will build some complicated device.

  193. Carol H
    July 16, 2013 at 1:49 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...A color sorter!

  194. Sloan
    July 16, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Great way to start in robotics with lots of room to explore

  195. Q
    July 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

    linetracer for my nephew

  196. Cheng Wu
    July 16, 2013 at 1:21 am

    The first thing I'd make is a Wall-E!

  197. Haval Abdulkarim
    July 16, 2013 at 1:20 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is the model inside the box :)

  198. Fred J
    July 16, 2013 at 1:18 am

    A 1:1 scale Optimus Prime. What? I could do it. They shrunk to fit certain sizes in the original cartoon :P

  199. Sheila S
    July 16, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I'd use it to interest students in programming.

  200. Michelle W
    July 16, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Whatever my nephew wanted!

  201. Ann Fantom
    July 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is a race car

  202. T24G
    July 16, 2013 at 12:54 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is something.

  203. Patrick
    July 16, 2013 at 12:48 am

    OH MY GOD! This set is so awesome. I can just see the way my son's face would light up. It would take him hours to build this but I can just hear how excited he would be to build this. With our first build we would probably make a racecar since he wasn't to be a racecar driver when he grows up. But he will also have to definitely share it with his sister. She'll want to make a princess. We shall see if it's possible.

  204. Donna Beede
    July 16, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Alien ship

  205. Sue Medland
    July 16, 2013 at 12:25 am

    These look amazing and way to hard for me, my 11 year old would be able to work them out though

  206. Sky F
    July 16, 2013 at 12:24 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is making a robot that would interact with me

  207. Kevin
    July 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Give it to my daughter as she is a huge Lego fan

  208. David
    July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    If I...the first think I would make would be a bot that would bring me a drink!

  209. Benjamin
    July 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a solution to help people who can't walk!

  210. Pd R
    July 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I would make a lego sorter

  211. Caryn S
    July 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    If i won i would make my lego fanatic son very happy and then we'd make a robot of some kind!

  212. Stacy S
    July 15, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you so kindly for an awesome Giveaway. If I were to win this- I would give this to my son for Christmas =)

  213. Kim Mellick
    July 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    If I won I would give it to my older 3 boys so they could make whatever they wanted with it...they love lego

  214. Don Relyea
    July 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Would make a rubiks cube solver after my sons get done playing with it.

  215. Keith T
    July 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I'd build a robot with my 6 year old son.

  216. Melissa R
    July 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    give it to me son

  217. Ron
    July 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Build the first robot in the book. Try and get my son re-engaged.

  218. yuda
    July 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... clean my room.

  219. Harshit J
    July 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is an automatic car.

  220. Ganbaatar P
    July 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I love lego

  221. Sampath S
    July 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I would build something unique.

  222. Erica
    July 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I would make the robot and then see what other things i can build with the robot and all my other legos.

  223. Steve Tanner
    July 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a robot to bring my tea to my bed in the morning

  224. Arvind B
    July 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    if I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a rubix cube solver

  225. Lesti M
    July 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    would try to make a robot :)

  226. Jens L
    July 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...
    I would give it to my son!

  227. Katherine B
    July 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I don't know what would be built, only that it would be built by my kids :)

  228. Marie
    July 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I'll give it to my lil bro. He loves Lego! :)

  229. Judy T
    July 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is.. ....My son so very happy when I give it to him! :)

  230. Paul W
    July 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    something awesome

  231. Anna A
    July 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

    ... a pet-like robot

  232. Janice P
    July 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

    The first thing I'd make is my son very happy!

  233. MIke
    July 15, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I'd like to build a robot.

  234. Peanut Butter
    July 15, 2013 at 6:13 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...the bedroom defence model.

  235. Rosie C
    July 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I think I'll make a crane.

  236. Gladis Pacheco
    July 15, 2013 at 3:16 am

    I'll build a mouse trap

  237. Omstavan S
    July 15, 2013 at 2:49 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot which would help mom to separate out impurities which can be removed only by hand picking for example in Rice, wheat and other consumable goods!

  238. Raul Jara
    July 15, 2013 at 1:17 am

    The first thing I’d make is a rubik cube solver =D

  239. Steve S
    July 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    remote control army tank

  240. Erika R.
    July 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot!

  241. Aravind S
    July 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I am a great Lego Fan! first thing i would do is make a Rubik cube bot!

  242. Abhijith R
    July 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I think i don't need it

  243. Kathy S
    July 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    a remote control car

  244. Alex D
    July 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    a mobile cam system

  245. Carlo M
    July 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I'll play with it

  246. Antonio I
    July 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    solve a Rubic cube!

  247. Taru
    July 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    If I win i would give it to my friend

  248. Sam N
    July 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    ROBO Dancer, so my 8 moths old baby boy keeps smiling with his new fun, smart toy.

  249. raging bull
    July 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    rubic cube solver

  250. Faishal A
    July 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is Fish Feeder bot

  251. Anthony
    July 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    A skittles sorter would be a good first project for me :)

  252. Rebecca Z
    July 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is something random that comes off the top of my head

  253. Mamta & Krish
    July 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Loved your review, the video and definitely concur on the inside packaging ... surprising that they don't build slotted trays to keep things organized. Would love to surprise my Lego-fanatic son Krish if I win this set!

  254. Donna K
    July 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    A robot to bring me my phone when it rings

  255. belizemama
    July 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Give it to my 11 year old son who wants to build a frisbee throwing robot for our dogs. Lol

  256. Waleed B
    July 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    There's so many things one can do with this, i will probably make a robot that shall perform some basic task :)

  257. Srikant M
    July 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Drone with a spy cam, so that I can find out what's going on in my surroundings and snoop in on people's activities without even having to leave my couch!!! Hahaha!!!

  258. Rob H
    July 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    If I won I'd make a cup holder that can also pour the drink.

  259. Zoran
    July 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot

  260. Thomas
    July 14, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Hmm... I would combine it with my old nxt 1 and RIS to help start my doombot army.

  261. Anee K
    July 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

    A robot that can Press cloths for me ;)

  262. Mickey G
    July 14, 2013 at 4:49 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that could figure out a maze, like the one at the Perot Museum in Texas.

  263. Curtis
    July 14, 2013 at 3:08 am

    a robot!

  264. john lamano
    July 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    the one that will solve rubik's cube because i never solved one. LOL

  265. Alpa C
    July 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    If I won this I'd make a robot to do my business statistics homework... hopefully it will have better luck than I will...

  266. ahn
    July 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Will give it to my kid!

  267. ChrisReyes
    July 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I'd make a robot that interacts with my dog! :D

  268. Scot
    July 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot to water my garden when I'm on vacation.

  269. Daniel J
    July 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a perfect line tracer similar to that of a printer or whatever. Remember the robot from the film iRobot, I would make a Robot that draws!!

  270. James K
    July 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot to program other robots...

  271. Keith W
    July 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    ... a robot to make the tea!

  272. Elisabetta S
    July 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is build a robot

  273. Tomasz J
    July 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that can fly.

  274. Adly A
    July 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I will definitely make a robot that can solve math problem.

  275. Soubhagya M
    July 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    if i had lego mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit ...the 1st thing i would do is..make a sensor controlled ATV(all terrain vehicle)...

  276. Druv V
    July 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a crawler that can go up and down the stairs while maintaining balance. It would not be a fast machine but a nice little crawler that can be controlled through a phone maybe......

  277. Nikita K
    July 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I'd give it to my little brother

  278. Tiago R
    July 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a Terminator!!

  279. MystiKirby
    July 13, 2013 at 5:09 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...
    a line racer!

  280. Dawud
    July 13, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Make a robot that can clean up

  281. Carmina A
    July 13, 2013 at 12:57 am

    give it to my son.. He loves lego. :)

  282. Gabriela
    July 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    to play a game!

  283. Elizabeth K
    July 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    If I won I would give it to my son

  284. Keith G
    July 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...the introductory model. Then a tank to make the dogs freak out.

  285. Marco
    July 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I'd use it to supe up my existing LEGO collection...

  286. ntk743
    July 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I'd build a robot snake! ;) I'm a huge LEGO fan btw!

  287. Julie Kay
    July 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    The first thing I'd make is a robot to bring me coffee every morning.

  288. Jennifer H
    July 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    roboGator!!

  289. Taylor B
    July 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a rail gun

  290. Jie Y
    July 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is to build a new robot.

  291. Stuart Pendleton
    July 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a robotic alarm system from reminding the kids when they come home past curfew.

  292. Denis Y
    July 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    i would make AT-AT

  293. Denis Y
    July 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Give it to me! I would be very happy!

  294. Shehan N
    July 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    the best thing that MakeUseOf recommends... :)

  295. heidi c.
    July 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    My sons would be the ones doing the creating!

  296. Cathy C
    July 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I would "make" my son make a super cool robot ! I would love my sons to have an opportunity to try this!

  297. Rhealyn B
    July 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that makes me coffee and delivers it to me every morning. That would be super awesome! Like having my very own butler. LOL :D

  298. Alfred C
    July 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I will make it the security robot which running around and monitor my apartment when I am away from house. Will attach a wireless IP CCTV on the running robot so I can know my apartment status when I am away. :) Cool idea!!

  299. Randy D
    July 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    A rover.

  300. Matthew S
    July 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    a beverage fetching robot...

  301. cathy
    July 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    grandson would love it!

  302. Mike F
    July 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a robot to help me take over the world! :)

  303. Jonas E
    July 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is probably a robot that solves rubics cubes, and check who would be done first solving one.

  304. Christoph S
    July 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is try to build a robot to automatically refills my glass, while I'm working at the PC.

  305. Anish
    July 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

    my 1st robot man

  306. jeff
    July 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I'd make HAL if I can find all of pieces in the box.

  307. Victoria Thurgood
    July 12, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I would give it to my son he loves lego he would know what to make and it might get him of minecraft for awhile

  308. Rachel S
    July 12, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I would make a robot to play the sublime music of Bach on my keyboard.

  309. Rock
    July 12, 2013 at 4:49 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is transformers

  310. raw linz
    July 12, 2013 at 4:41 am

    f I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is big cats

  311. Rob B
    July 12, 2013 at 4:06 am

    a robot :D

  312. cutlerf
    July 12, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I would build a robot to streamline my morning routine!

  313. Eric
    July 12, 2013 at 2:22 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a Rubik's cube solver

  314. Mike
    July 12, 2013 at 2:10 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that could chase my kids

  315. Sean M
    July 12, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I'd make the biggest, baddest robot ever!

  316. Kelly S
    July 12, 2013 at 12:49 am

    My son would love to make a robot that walks, with vision to avoid obstacles & with touch sensors so it could pick things up.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  317. Bill Clagett
    July 12, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I would start an independent FIRST LEGO League team.

  318. Rod brain
    July 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is robot

  319. Antonio
    July 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is the makeuseof logo

  320. Johnna R
    July 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot!

  321. Mario A
    July 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Something that my elementary school students would be able to build with me.

  322. Murk
    July 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I don't think the "buy" recommendation is warranted, since Lego has announced the NXT 3.0 which will come out in September. My kids (8 and 6) are chomping at the bit for the new one, which will allegedly allow you to control your robot with an iPhone app and doubtless include other wonderful things. At the very least, the NXT 2.0, if there are still any kits available, will probably become much cheaper very quickly. But still, I'd like to win one!

  323. Fernando Doutel
    July 11, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I would teach my son how to program and make robots. We would do a robot to classify M&Ms by color.

  324. kendall
    July 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    work on it till i finish building it

  325. Ahmed K
    July 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    If i had a lego mindstorm nxt kit, the first thing i would build is a chopping/destruction robot with hardcore/dubstep style music programed. my even attach a flame thrower XD

  326. zerifi
    July 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    play with my daughter

  327. Blanka Roundtree
    July 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is..Color Sorter

  328. David
    July 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I would make a ROBOT which will find me things from my working table.

  329. Antonio R
    July 11, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I would be amazed of my new LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for a long time.

  330. Yotza
    July 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    i would build automatic candy dispenser

  331. Monica C
    July 11, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I have np clue what the first thing I'd make because there are too many things I want to make!

  332. bioadam
    July 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    The first thing I would make is a BattleBot!

  333. Frank V
    July 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is the robot from the examples

  334. Michel
    July 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    follow the instructions. :)

  335. Gustavo D
    July 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot

  336. Kurt Liget
    July 11, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... I don't know... maybe something to annoy the cat.

  337. Douglas G
    July 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This kit would be great for my son and me to create together. He has had a lot of fun building with Lego blocks and has also done some programming with a software called RoboMind.

    If we were to win this, I think we would work together on the Getting Started Robot, then move on to other projects which follow my son's interests.

  338. Ari T
    July 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    A car for my toddler son to chase

  339. Scott M
    July 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I'd give it to the kids to make something.They are the ones with imaginations.

  340. Alan
    July 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot to retrieve cat toys and bring them to me so I can play with the cat without walking back and forth since she is too stupid (or stubbern) to learn to fetch.

  341. Gord Green
    July 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    something that uses every part in the kit!

  342. Rhonda Peña
    July 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Since my great-nephews are so into Legos, I would give it to them.

  343. Sergio B
    July 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Start playing of course!

  344. Aadesh Gala
    July 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is… Terminator..

  345. Heather
    July 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    an alligator robot

  346. Cheryl F
    July 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    A robot for our dogs to chase around and play with.

  347. Walid Shaari
    July 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is an NSA bug rover. finding NSA and government spy bugs among other things NSAish

  348. Yanhua T
    July 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot.

  349. Ahan Kala
    July 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Anything i could ! It an awesome shit ...

  350. Yong C
    July 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot.

  351. Jack
    July 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Build a beer-fetcher...

  352. Hector
    July 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is to try the bedroom defense model with my cats! (Only if it isn't dangerous, of course.)

  353. Les S
    July 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    a gumdrop gun

  354. Mohammad W
    July 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    If I win this i would like to play with sister and it would be a good gift for her

  355. Angela in Arkansas
    July 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I don't know what I would build first, but I would LOVE to get my hands on these and play!

  356. Alex
    July 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    i would build a gumball dispenser that could detect you hand waiting under the dispensing unit with the light sensors.

  357. Adam B
    July 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... Skynet.

  358. Amy
    July 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...a bread maker, especially for making the dough. And then let my husband play with it XD

  359. Chris
    July 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... build something wonderful

  360. Iosif Eugen
    July 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    first I would try to make some kind of segway :)

  361. dave marsh
    July 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    i want one :)

  362. Boris
    July 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot!

  363. Richard L
    July 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    My 9 yr old son is crazy about Robots! This will suit him to perfection.

  364. dave marsh
    July 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    rubics cube model

  365. Darricke
    July 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I'd make something to take over the world! Muuuahahahahahaha.... ;-)

  366. Huzefa Shakir
    July 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I'd make something like a monster truck.

  367. Cheridene B
    July 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d build is build a robot

  368. Yash bhartia
    July 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Make us of is doing an amazing deed by hosting such a give away. It is the best product for any robotics fanatic. If i get it ill be making a robot capable of climbing walls.

  369. Steve
    July 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I would sit down with my 5 year old granddaughter and build something really cool with her, probably to terrorize her mother or grandmother ;-)

  370. Rudi N
    July 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a recreation of the line-following robot I had to build during my second year at university - even though the original worked alright, since then I've thought of some improvements for both the programming and physical design.

  371. Ben Decker
    July 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is the Rubix Cube solver to demonstrate to a few friends.

  372. David W
    July 11, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    i'd build a color sorter.

  373. Paul Stagnoli
    July 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I'd use it as a opportunity to teach my son how to program in a really fun way we can both enjoy.

  374. Radney R
    July 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a mobile robot :D

  375. Toko B
    July 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    give it to my brother who love it very much :)

  376. Andrea B
    July 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a security dog :D like an allarm

  377. Lisa C
    July 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    This would Entertain my son all summer!

  378. Roch Skelton
    July 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I believe that the LegoStorm is still one of the accepted robotics kits that can be used to fulfill the requirements for the Boy Scouts Robotics Merit Badge.

  379. Dmitriy S
    July 11, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Bad robot :)

  380. Reba V
    July 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    a gift of this to my 11 year old grandson who LOVES robotics!

  381. miriam
    July 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... read the instructions and have fun!!

  382. Nimsaj T
    July 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    If i had a Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, The first thing i'd make is a robot that could help me clean little things (: Or whatever it could do..

  383. Charlie
    July 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a Rubix cube solver or something that can follow a black line.

  384. Ashish C
    July 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I would make something cool :P
    Out of the box you know :D Like a transformer
    Dont know if its possible !! : /

  385. Suzanne G
    July 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    The first thing I would make would be a robot that could entertain my dog

  386. fcomparini
    July 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... an autonomous extraterrestrial research vehicle... like oportunity?

  387. dho
    July 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I would make a cool laser-shooting, chair-jumping robot.

  388. Catherine M
    July 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    my Hubby very very happy!

  389. Tejash C
    July 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot!

  390. david weaver
    July 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    If I won, I'd give it to my son, or to a friend's son.

  391. Barrie Phillips
    July 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    The robot

  392. Patrik
    July 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    ...a man cave where I can build undisturbed.

  393. Ezio S
    July 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    If I win, I'd build a rover robot.

  394. Henryk K
    July 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    This stuff is too good for kids!

  395. Andrea S
    July 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    If I win, I'd make a sentry bot that recognizes people as they come into my room.

  396. Tushar K
    July 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    the racing car...

  397. Bjørnar Berntsen
    July 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    a beer opener robot :P

  398. Dave Courtney
    July 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Robot to go get me a beer

  399. Milos
    July 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a robot that uses artificial intelligence to solve problems in material deliveries in industry facilities.

  400. Jesse G
    July 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is ask my son what he would like to make and we would build it together!

  401. Adi P
    July 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    ... I would program it myself, and it would be something really crazy and a lot of fun :D :D

  402. Bob C
    July 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Great giveaway!

  403. Koshy G
    July 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    stuff.

  404. Robin Burks
    July 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is...... Well, I admit that I'd probably just play around with it until I created something that I could terrorize the house cats with. :P

  405. Karine Groulx
    July 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Open it and construct it!!

  406. Irshaad A
    July 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a CNC plotter :)

  407. Pauline Olsen
    July 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    You had me at Rubics Cube Solver!

  408. Zsolt Janka
    July 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    i would probably give it to my little cousin

  409. Cliff H
    July 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    First thing I'd make is a good stiff drink

  410. Axel C
    July 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    If i'd win this one, i'd make something that monitors my desk and shoots things at everything that comes too close.

    Or maybe make something that follows my cat :p

  411. Sharyn P
    July 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I would give it to my bro who is a boss at EA games and would absolutely
    love this for himself and his girlfriend and his daughter, they BIG fans :)

  412. steve l
    July 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    This review is a little late. The NXT came out in 2006 and the 2.0 version came out in 2009. The next generation of Lego Mindstorms, EV3, is due to be released this year.

  413. Abdullah S
    July 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, I would like to build a bot which would help old and disables people :)

  414. MDW
    July 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I'd open the box and let the 5 year old Lego nut who would be the ultimate recipient of said prize determine what gets built - if prior projects are any indicator, it would have something to do with either NASA, the Enterprise or Millenium Falcon.

  415. Tate S
    July 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a replica model of the lunar rover :D

  416. nachiketa
    July 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    surely the rubic cube solver

  417. Chris D
    July 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    It's awesome that they are giving away one of these sets, but I can't help but notice that the set being reviewed above is the NXT kit that came out several years ago, not the new one slated for an upcoming release.

    Either way, I'd use the kit in combination with the one I bought previously to build battle robots with my son.

  418. Jon Green
    July 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    ...my 10yo geek daughter (don't know where she gets it from *grin*) deliriously happy by giving it to her. And then watching the amazing stuff that results.

    (And not at all joining in, programming it, ... oh well, maybe a bit...)

  419. Alexander Genvarev
    July 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is build a robot

  420. Jim Holland
    July 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    If I won this, I would win "Father of the Century" from my boy- who happens to be turning 11 in two weeks. He's a big Lego nut- and has just started learning to program using Scratch. He would be all over this- and, in fact, has begged me to buy him one of these. Our public library has classes every two months or so using these and he is all over that! And the way I figure it, I have stepped on enough Legos in the past decade to justify my winning of this awesome prize!

  421. Melinda D
    July 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I would make whatever it turns out to be!!!!! It would be a mystery until it is done!!!!!

  422. Bobby B
    July 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I would give this set to my son who has been wanting to join our local First Lego League team.

  423. Valeri S
    July 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    robot
    to wash dishes :)

  424. M.Garajová
    July 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    ...an attacking robot!

  425. Rishi G
    July 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is hmmmm...

  426. Mihir C
    July 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a line tracer! Kind of easy to make! :D

  427. Brian P
    July 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Gotta build a rocket launcher....

  428. Keith N
    July 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    The first thing I'd try and make is a rolling machine...

  429. Andrew L
    July 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I'd make a robot that could build other robots.

  430. Andy Rhine
    July 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I would take over my yard.

  431. Benedek N
    July 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    make a robot that can separate things by colour

  432. Jai Hooshmand
    July 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is an actual deathstar.

  433. Beh H
    July 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I’d make is a robot that helps me to solve first world problems... LOL

  434. Lazarus Quek
    July 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is a M&M feeder that can feed me chocolate~

  435. Dave T
    July 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    if i win i would give it to my son

  436. Jason O
    July 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Win Legos => Build Rubics Cube Solver => ??? => Profit $$$$

  437. Dany Bouffard
    July 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Give it to my son he is a big Lego fan and collector.

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