Monday, April 03, 2006

Ordering Education and Education Value Packs

Last updated on April 4, 2006.

You can now order Lego Mindstorms Education NXT from For the first time, you can see pictures of the various parts. This is what the Education Base Set looks like:

The Lego Mindstorms Education NXT software licenses are pretty expensive relative to the NXT set itself. I guess that reflects the level of investment that went into developing good software.

There are some discounts available on these classroom licenses if you buy Education value packs. These packs contain 4, 8 or 12 sets in a single shipment, and include the classroom software licenses required. In the case of the 4-set, your price per NXT Education Base Set + software is $300. In the case of the 12-set, the price "drops" to $261,67 (x12) dollar.

Notice that on the Lego Education Shop website, the information that comes with the Education Value Packs is wrong. It states with every pack that 12 units are included. This is incorrect! So be careful when selecting your value pack, or an unpleasant surprise might await you.


At April 03, 2006 4:28 PM , Anonymous LEGO Education said...

Thanks for noticing the error in the copy of the pages for the NXT Value Packs. We're working to update that right away.

Lisbeth White
Product Specialist, LEGO Education

At April 05, 2006 12:50 AM , Blogger rb95403 said...

It must be satisfying that your Lego blog, the best on the 'net, is also viewed and replied to by Lego Education itself.

Also, thanks for the great blog!

At April 05, 2006 10:29 AM , Anonymous Filip said...


Yes, I was pleasantly surprised by Lisbeth White's comment. I've read on Jim's blog that he is read too.

On the content, I hope to raise the bar once I actually get my hands on the NXT, normally around mid-July.

At April 05, 2006 3:30 PM , Blogger Jim Kelly said...


You were asking about the issue of 2 touch sensors being included in the Education NXT kit... not sure if this can be held as truth, but if you look at the image of that grey container you'll notice 2 touch sensors tucked in there.

(In upper left corner:


At April 18, 2006 2:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, there are two touch sensors.


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