75253 Droid Commander now available worldwide!

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Droid Commander

Droid Commander

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75253 Droid Commander was released in North America a couple of weeks ago and is now available from Amazon or shop.LEGO.com around the world.

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13 comments on this article

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By in Italy,

For my taste, a set that really sucks. Total disappointment. Refinement of details equal to zero.

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By in Netherlands,

Do they honestly expect people to buy this set for 200$? The price is AWFUL

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By in United Kingdom,

Meh.

Good concept. Just over priced.

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By in New Zealand,

cool ill go use my VIP points that i have... oh....

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By in Canada,

@lusci Obviously your opinion is your opinion, but aside from the admittedly absurd price, it looks pretty refined to me. The gonk droid is a little meh, but I think the mouse droid and R2-D2 (sans the double front wheel) are pretty good looking builds.

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By in Italy,

@You’reDoingItWrong
Fortunately for LEGO, someone likes the set!! For me it's really insignificant.

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By in United Kingdom,

It is a nice idea, badly implemented. That middle leg design for R2-D2 totally kills the design.

Also it is app driven. LEGO don't have a good history here. So it probably has a life of 3-5 years and then LEGO won't support it and it will not be usable after that unless you keep an old and never updated tablet.

It is also a set of SW droids that are unlikely to be made into anything else. And so the price is expensive compared to other app driven SW robotic toys on the market.

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By in United States,

Well, I think it's awesome and hundred dollar bills! Unfortunately, it seems my interest in Star Wars is waning.

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By in Norway,

A bit surprised at the retail price compared to the basic boost, as that offers more builds (albeit sequential) - but guess license and general increases take a share.

As soon as we “round off” the last Boost build this is a must get, as having two Hubs makes exploring the interface even more of a must

JavaScript lib for those that are further along: https://nathankellenicki.github.io/node-poweredup/

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By in Netherlands,

Mehhhh, I don't like it. For that money, I prefer my Sphero R2-D2 and BB-8, which are a lot more versatile AND detailed!

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By in Germany,

@zmarkella - while it is true that the protocol is open, the problem lies elsewhere. Today I can go to the flea market and buy an old remote controlled Lego Technic set. All that has to be done is change the batteries and it works. Any grandparent can gift this and it works. In many discussions it is pointed out that adults should not complain about Lego sets because they are not the target group, kids are. In ten years or even five, Boost, Mindstorms and possibly even the new hub system will not work anymore for the target group "kids". If you tell the grandparent "oh, all you have to do is download the newest version from github and compile it with OpenJDK, but no higher than version 1.9.121 and then run it on a VM of Android 8 on your Android FutureX", something has gone very, very wrong. THIS is why these systems are niche products. There are tried and trusted (even modern) ways to do things, but Lego is going its own path. And it will fail - yet again.

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By in Germany,

@Mickitat: completely agree.
This is LEGO we are talking about. One shouldn't need a degree in computer sciences in order to get this stuff to work, especially in a few (or more) years. What does Joe Average know about open source protocols, github and the like anyway?

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