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Mindstorms v4: first impressions

We had a sneak peek at the new 51515 Robot Inventor at the recent virtual fan media days, so I've had a chance to give it some thought.

Technology-wise it is identical to 45678 SPIKE Prime released earlier this year, which is something of a relief for me because I've invested heavily both intellectually and financially into the educational kit.

You may recall that in an article I wrote in February about using Spike Prime for GBCs, I stated "LEGO is not marketing Spike Prime as a Mindstorms replacement, even though it pretty much does everything that EV3 does, and then some. Given that EV3 is now 7 years old it's obvious that it will be replaced by a Powered Up-based product in the not-too-distant future. I'm not a betting man, but if I was, I'd put my money on it being very similar to this."

It appears that I was spot on except that Spike Prime is being marketed as a Mindstorms replacement.

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