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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 black.png10287Intelligent NXT Brick1$169.992009
Ииииииииииии.png2000080Mindstorms Education NXT Software V.2.1 (With Data Logging)   
2852724.png2852724Accelerometer Sensor1$54.992011
2852725.png2852725Infrared Seeker1$49.992011
2852726.png2852726Gyroscopic Sensor1$54.992011
2853216.png2853216Infrared Link Sensor1$54.992011
2855040.png2855040Mindstorms NXT IR Receiver1$49.992010
3800-1.jpg3800Ultimate Builders Set321$60.002001
3801.png3801Ultimate Accessory Set45 2000
3803 Robotics Invention System Upgrade Kit.jpg3803RIS 1.5 Upgrade Kit65$24.991999
3804.jpg3804Robotics Invention System 2.0717$189.992001
3805-1.jpg3805Robotics Invention System Upgrade Kit1$20.002001
4524081.jpg4524081Mindstorms NXT CD1$19.992007
LEGO Mindstorms NXT.jpg.jpeg8527Mindstorms NXT577$249.992006
8528.jpg8528Converter Cables for Mindstorms NXT3 2006
8529.jpg8529Connector Cables for MINDSTORMS NXT7$9.992006
Download8BECFDA0517A505735D8E38A0137B963.jpg8547Mindstorms NXT 2.0619$279.99 / €234.99July 1, 2009 (US) / July 2, 2009 (UK)
Visioncommand.jpg9371Vision Command141 2000
9580 WeDo Robotics Construction Set.jpg9580WeDo Robotics Construction Set1581$129.992009
9581 USB Hub.jpg9581USB Hub1$44.992009
9583.jpg9583WeDo Robotics Motion Sensor1 2009
9584 WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor.jpg9584WeDo Robotics Tilt Sensor1 2009
N9648-1.jpg9648Education Resource Set671 2008
9667-1.jpg9667Solar Panel1 2010
9668-1.jpg9668Energy Display1 2010
9669-1.jpg9669Energy Storage1 2010
Ts.20100922t104216.9670 713x380 mainproduct.png9670E-Motor with Gear Reduction Ratio 9.5 : 11$16.952010
9694 Color Sensor.jpg9694Colour Sensor  2010
9713-1.jpg9713Infrared Transmission Tower2$25.001998
9719-1.jpg9719Robotics Invention System727$200.001998
9725 Set.jpg9725ROBOLAB Amusement Park Set3015$99.991998
9730-1.jpg9730Robo Sports91$50.001998
9731-1.jpg9731Vision Command140 2000
Lego 9732.png9732Extreme Creatures149$50.001998
9735-1.jpg9735Robotics Discovery Set387$150.001999
9736.png9736Exploration Mars156$49.992000
No image9739Micro Scout PC Link1 2000
RI1.jpg9747Robotics Invention System727$200.001999
9748 box.jpg9748Droid Developer Kit657$99.991999
9749-NXT Temperature Sensor.jpg9749NXT Temperature Sensor1 2009
9754box.png9754Dark Side Developer Kit578 2000
Lego 9755.png9755Temperature Sensor1 1999
9756.jpg9756Rotation Sensor1  
9757-1.jpg9757Touch Sensor2 1999
9758.jpg9758Light Sensor1 1999
9780.jpg9780ROBOLAB Starter Set17024 1998
9797 main.png9797LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Base Set4371$249.992006
9798.jpg9798Rechargeable Battery1$54.992006
9841 2.png9841NXT Intelligent Brick1$144.99 / €148.992006
Servo.jpg9842NXT Servo Motor1$17.992006
Touchsensor.jpg9843NXT Touch Sensor1$16.992006
Lightsensor.jpg9844NXT Light Sensor1$16.992006
Soundsensor.jpg9845NXT Sound Sensor1$24.992006
Ultrasonic.jpg9846NXT Ultrasonic Sensor1$31.992006
Bdongle.jpg9847NXT Bluetooth Dongle1$39.992006
9888.jpg9888Touch Sensor1 2002
TS9889-1.jpg9889Temperature Sensor1$25.002004
31313 alt1.png31313Mindstorms EV3601$349.99 / €349.992013
40413c.jpeg40413Mini Robots360N/A$19.99 / €19.49October 1, 2020
51515.jpg51515Robot Inventor949N/A$359.99 / €350.91October 16, 2020
B565-1.jpgB565Jin Sato's LEGO Mindstorms: The Master's Technique  2004
B8527.jpgB8527MINDSTORMS NXT577  
9847 Bluetooth Dongle.jpgF9847Bluetooth Dongle1  
K9833.jpgK9833Rechargeable Battery Set2$59.992006
Ms1034.jpgMS1034Compass Sensor1 2006
Ms1038-1.jpgMS1038Colour Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1042-0000-xx-13-1.jpgMS1042Infrared Seeker1$49.992007
Ms1044.jpgMS1044Gyroscopic Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1046.jpgMS1046Infrared Link Sensor1$54.992007
Ms1048-1.jpgMS1048RF ID Sensor1$49.992008
Ms1049-1.jpgMS1049Keyfob Transponder10 2008

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