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It's next to impossible to find a deal on Lego Boost (robotic & coding kit), but Rakuten is allowing you to apply their GREEN20 (20% off) coupon to Lego Boost today. It's shipped through Toys R Us. Free shipping, $127.99 + tax. Normal price is $159.99.

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Good price and better deal than buying it on backorder from Lego this past weekend for double vip points... thanks!
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Is the age range really 7-12? Does anyone have this? Is it any good for a curious 7 year old?
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Thanks OP. Got one.
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Sold out
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Nooooooooooo (Episode 3).
Sold out in 42 minutes?
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Unfortunately it's gone
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Does this really never go on sale? I've been wanting to pick this up and don't really need it right away. But I keep watching for anything to crop up and this is the first I saw other than Fry's.
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Depends on your kid. My son wants to get into his sister's Lego Mindstorms EV3 at this point. He's a pretty experienced builder who is about to turn 8, and he read the first two plus most of third Harry Potter Stories last summer, and is starting to work on long division and fractions. He already is fairly good at technics assemblies. For him this set would not challenge him nearly as much.

Conversely, for his sister who has a serious coding disability, this would have been perfect. So it depends on your kid. How well can they read directions, how tech savvy are there, and how interested are there. One kid might get more fun from the small modulars as they graduate to more advanced City Structures, another may want to build robots and mechanically sound vehicles, and a third may want Halo Mega Bloks because they like military play or the various Lego Friends, American Girl, etc. sets because they love horses. Or any combination of the above. Big Grin
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Depends on your kid. My son wants to get into his sister's Lego Mindstorms EV3 at this point. He's a pretty experienced builder who is about to turn 8, and he read the first two plus most of third Harry Potter Stories last summer, and is starting to work on long division and fractions. He already is fairly good at technics assemblies. For him this set would not challenge him nearly as much.

Conversely, for his sister who has a serious coding disability, this would have been perfect. So it depends on your kid. How well can they read directions, how tech savvy are there, and how interested are there. One kid might get more fun from the small modulars as they graduate to more advanced City Structures, another may want to build robots and mechanically sound vehicles, and a third may want Halo Mega Bloks because they like military play or the various Lego Friends, American Girl, etc. sets because they love horses. Or any combination of the above. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...es/biggrin.gif
Do kid's normally start on the small sets? My son got the City Jail set last year at 4.5 and put it together 100% on his own by the following day. We've bought some of the smaller modulars for Marvel, but those are done in under an hour. He's started working on Kodable and various apps, so I thought this might be good to mix the interests. I'm not sure where to go after he started on the Jail set, as he continually wants much larger sets =)
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Do kid's normally start on the small sets? My son got the City Jail set last year at 4.5 and put it together 100% on his own by the following day. We've bought some of the smaller modulars for Marvel, but those are done in under an hour. He's started working on Kodable and various apps, so I thought this might be good to mix the interests. I'm not sure where to go after he started on the Jail set, as he continually wants much larger sets =)
I would be concerned too about not boring him. It's super tricky when they are that young yet that advanced, as they are still pre-schoolers (or kindergartners, etc. whatever their age is) and you can easily forget they are still a young kid. I'm not familiar with Kodable, but if it is like many of the other app/visual programming languages for kids, the Lego coding language as supplied with the EV3 (Mindstorms) is very similar.

He's young enough I would hesitate to invest the $349 list for the EV3 set, so you might want to go with the Lego Boost. You also might want to watch for the LEGO Technic RC Tracked Racer 42065. It lists for $100, and Amazon had it for $80 just before BF and my 2nd grader's grandparents are getting it for his big present. Even though it only has 370 pieces, it has all the components - 2 motors, battery box (GET RECHARGEABLES at least for the AA's), IR receiver, and controller. That's nearly $50 of pieces right there. Plus he can make it go over almost anything. Technics are wonderful for teaching kids engineering basics. Smilie
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They cancelled my order Frown
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Does this really never go on sale? I've been wanting to pick this up and don't really need it right away. But I keep watching for anything to crop up and this is the first I saw other than Fry's.

Though typically not a sale, Barnes & Noble has this at the normal price, but if you are a B&N member you get 10% off, making it about $143.99 plus tax. B&N membership is $20 or $25 per year.
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They cancelled my order Frown
mine too ... oh well.
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