LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit


December 18, 2017

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The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. That’s why this holiday season, MyITpros is stepping in and doing all the shopping for you! Whether you’re technically savvy or not, we’ve picked out 12 awesome gadgets that are sure to make you the gift-giving hit of the season!

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What it is: LittleBits Star Wars droid inventor kit

The toy taking this Christmas by storm has arrived on our 12 days of technology list. littleBits has made the “it” toy of the season with its Star Wars droid inventor kit, which is loaded with everything kids need to build the droid of their dreams. This award-winning toy comes with electric blocks, droid parts and batteries—as well as a free app with step-by-step instructions that are so easy, children can build their droids with no grown-up help! What’s more, the parts are reusable, meaning you can disassemble and reassemble them in a variety of ways to invent new, imaginative droids. Add extra personality to your droid with sounds, lights and custom stickers, and even incorporate everyday household items into your design!

But the real fun starts when your droid is assembled: “Star Wars” lovers will be delighted that every droid can make 20 sounds straight from the films. With Force Mode, you can guide the droid as if you’re using the Force, while Drive Mode lets you move your droid with a joystick, a slider, tilt-mode and other in-app controls. Your droid is also smart enough to detect obstacles in its path and change course on its own! The app comes loaded with 16 missions to embark on, and you can train your droid to navigate through obstacle courses and draw secret maps and messages. The droid is compatible with iOS and Android platforms, and a full list of compatibility is available on the littleBits website.

And did we mention that the droids are endlessly expandable, with additional kits and bits to ensure your fun never runs out?

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How much it costs: $99.95

This amazing droid kit can be purchased directly from the littleBits website with free shipping. It’s also available through Amazon (but currently sold out).

Who to buy it for: The inventor in your life (especially if they love Star Wars)

While this toy has a great range of features tailored to the “Star Wars” fan, it makes an amazing gift for any child with a big imagination who loves to build and invent! There’s a reason this kit is one of the most lauded gifts of the season, winning multiple awards and being featured on Wired and Engadget.

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