Lego Mindstorms is a robotic kit which is fully programmable by the builder. The Theme of Mindstorms was created in 1998 and continues to-date. The most satisfactory kit available is the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 which first became available in 2009 and has a total of 619 pieces. There are several additional sets which can be bought as bolt-ons; however the Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is perfectly capable of being used on its own.
This specific Mindstorms Theme is wonderful for everyone who is interested in robotics and the joy gained in making the robot carry out specific tasks. As the technological era is well and truly with us, together with sophisticated software, this is a marriage made in heaven for enthusiastic Lego fans who also happen to love computers and understand them fully. Although bearing a fairly hefty price tag, once bought, Mindstorms NXT 2.0 will be a long lasting voyage of discovery with the add-ons which will continue to be available.