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Mindstorms NXT was an evolution of Mindstorms released in 2006 and was retired and replaced with Mindstorms EV3 in 2013. They are LEGO Technic robots, making them more expensive then most Mindstorms sets. In 2009, a second version with the same parts was released and was named Mindstorms NXT 2.0.


Bluetooth is a USB wireless adapter that may be used to make a robot more enjoyable to use. If one has a Bluetooth enabled phone they can use it to control their robot.


The Mindstorms NXT comes with the Intelligent Brick, a Sound Sensor, a Light Sensor, 3 Motors, a Touch Sensor, and an Ultrasonic Sensor. The Mindstorms NXT 2.0 comes with the Intelligent Brick, a triple function Light Sensor/Colour Sensor/Lamp, two Touch Sensors and an Ultrasonic Sensor. You could also buy an Accelerometer Sensor, a Colour Sensor, a Compass Sensor, a Light Sensor, a Sound Sensor, a Touch Sensor and an Ultrasonic Sensor as extra products on the LEGO Shop website.


Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
LEGO Mindstorms NXT.jpg8527Mindstorms NXT577$249.992006
85288528Converter Cables for Mindstorms NXT3 2006
85298529Connector Cables for MINDSTORMS NXT7$9.992006
97989798Rechargeable Battery1$54.992006
98339833Transformer1 1996
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
Ms1034MS1034Compass Sensor1 2006
45240814524081Mindstorms NXT CD1$19.992007
B506-1B506Mindstorms NXT Idea Book: Design, Invent and Build  2007
Maximum LEGO NXT- Building Robots with Java BrainsB915Maximum LEGO NXT: Building Robots with Java Brains  2007
KCP10KCP10Mindstorms NXT Sound Sensor Key Chain1 2007
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
Download8BECFDA0517A505735D8E38A0137B9638547Mindstorms NXT 2.0619$279.99 / €234.99July 1, 2009 (US) / July 2, 2009 (UK)
9749-NXT Temperature Sensor9749NXT Temperature Sensor1 2009
10287 black10287Intelligent NXT Brick1$169.992009
28550402855040Mindstorms NXT IR Receiver1$49.992010


Besides the LEGO-supplied NXT-G, there are a number of other programming languages and environments that support the NXT, including Bricxcc.


  • The name "NXT" is a pun on the word "Next", as in the "next" line of robotics.