Flybrix: Create Drones With Lego Bricks
Flybrix is piggybacking on a toy-making giant to let kids build drones using Lego bricks. Aimed at kids ages 14 and older, the drone is “crash-friendly” and rebuildable because the parts are made of Legos.
The basic kit will be $150 and the deluxe kit will be $190. After the introductory period, Flybrix’ basic kit will sell for $189 and the deluxe kit for $249.
The drone connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and you control it with an iOS or Google Play flight control app.
“Flying toy drones is fun, but when you can use your imagination and make your own drone from LEGO bricks and fly it – that’s an amazing thrill,” said Flybrix’s chief play Oofficer Holly Kasun, in a statement. “We embrace the trial and error process for learning because that’s where the ‘ah-ha’ breakthroughs happen. The experience of building, flying, crashing, and rebuilding as a creative way for parents, kids, and teachers to harness the power of play to learn tech and engineering’ — that’s our goal.”