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This article is about theme. For LEGOLAND Malaysia attraction, see LEGO MINDSTORMS.

Mindstorms is a TECHNIC subtheme that uses a combination of TECHNIC and System pieces in its sets. It was first introduced in 1998.


Mindstorms are controlled by a master brick to which various motors, and other sensors can be attached. This master brick can be programmed using a computer to take inputs from the sensors, interpret and then act on the data with the motors or other output devices like LEGO lamps. This allows for the creation of wireless LEGO robots.

Sensory capabilities can be based on thermometers, light sensors, sound sensors, touch sensors, and ultrasonic sensors.

There are three motor ports and four sensor ports as well as a USB port on a typical Mindstorms master brick. Downloadable programs are available for using either a USB cable or Bluetooth connection. NXTG is the default scheme for use when programming the micro controller, though there are also programming environments available for the RobotC and Java options.

List of Sets[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
10287 black10287Intelligent NXT Brick1$169.992009
Ииииииииииии2000080Mindstorms Education NXT Software V.2.1 (With Data Logging)   
28527242852724Accelerometer Sensor1$54.992011
28527252852725Infrared Seeker1$49.992011
28527262852726Gyroscopic Sensor1$54.992011
28532162853216Infrared Link Sensor1$54.992011
28550402855040Mindstorms NXT IR Receiver1$49.992010
3800-13800Ultimate Builders Set321$60.002001
38013801Ultimate Accessory Set45 2000
3803 Robotics Invention System Upgrade Kit3803RIS 1.5 Upgrade Kit65$24.991999
38043804Robotics Invention System 2.0717$189.992001
3805-13805Robotics Invention System Upgrade Kit1$20.002001
45240814524081Mindstorms NXT CD1$19.992007
LEGO Mindstorms NXT.jpg8527Mindstorms NXT577$249.992006
85288528Converter Cables for Mindstorms NXT3 2006
85298529Connector Cables for MINDSTORMS NXT7$9.992006
Download8BECFDA0517A505735D8E38A0137B9638547Mindstorms NXT 2.0619$279.99 / €234.99July 1, 2009 (US) / July 2, 2009 (UK)
Visioncommand9371Vision Command141 2000
9580 WeDo Robotics Construction Set9580WeDo Robotics Construction Set1581$129.992009
9581 USB Hub9581USB Hub1$44.992009
95839583WeDo Robotics Motion Sensor1 2009
9584 WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor9584WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor1 2009
N9648-19648Education Resource Set671 2008
9667-19667Solar Panel1 2010
9668-19668Energy Display1 2010
9669-19669Energy Storage1 2010
Ts.20100922t104216.9670 713x380 mainproduct9670E-Motor with Gear Reduction Ratio 9.5 : 11$16.952010
9694 Color Sensor9694Colour Sensor  2010
9713-19713Infrared Transmission Tower2$25.001998
9719-19719Robotics Invention System727$200.001998
9725 Set9725ROBOLAB Amusement Park Set3015$99.991998
9730-19730Robo Sports91$50.001998
9731-19731Vision Command140 2000
Lego 97329732Extreme Creatures149$50.001998
9735-19735Robotics Discovery Set387$150.001999
97369736Exploration Mars156$49.992000
No image9739Micro Scout PC Link1 2000
RI19747Robotics Invention System727$200.001999
9748 box9748Droid Developer Kit657$99.991999
9749-NXT Temperature Sensor9749NXT Temperature Sensor1 2009
9754box9754Dark Side Developer Kit578 2000
Lego 97559755Temperature Sensor1 1999
97569756Rotation Sensor1  
9757-19757Touch Sensor2 1999
97589758Light Sensor1 1999
97809780ROBOLAB Starter Set17024 1998
9797 main9797LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Base Set4371$249.992006
97989798Rechargeable Battery1$54.992006
9841 29841NXT Intelligent Brick1$144.99 / €148.992006
Servo9842NXT Servo Motor1$17.992006
Touchsensor9843NXT Touch Sensor1$16.992006
Lightsensor9844NXT Light Sensor1$16.992006
Soundsensor9845NXT Sound Sensor1$24.992006
Ultrasonic9846NXT Ultrasonic Sensor1$31.992006
Bdongle9847NXT Bluetooth Dongle1$39.992006
98889888Touch Sensor1 2002
TS9889-19889Temperature Sensor1$25.002004
31313 alt131313Mindstorms EV3601$349.99 / €349.992013
40413c40413Mini Robots360N/A$19.99 / €19.49October 1, 2020
5151551515Robot Inventor949N/A$359.99 / €350.91October 16, 2020
B565-1B565Jin Sato's LEGO Mindstorms: The Master's Technique  2004
9847 Bluetooth DongleF9847Bluetooth Dongle1  
K9833K9833Rechargeable Battery Set2$59.992006
Ms1034MS1034Compass Sensor1 2006
Ms1038-1MS1038Colour Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1042-0000-xx-13-1MS1042Infrared Seeker1$49.992007
Ms1044MS1044Gyroscopic Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1046MS1046Infrared Link Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1048-1MS1048RF ID Sensor1$49.992008
Ms1049-1MS1049Keyfob Transponder10 2008

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