There's a new STEM option in town. The Robot Inventor kit can be turned into five robots, which can play basketball, walk, and shoot darts at intruders.
The Lego Mindstorms Gelo, a quadrupedal robot, is one of five programmable, computer-controlled robots available in the Robot Inventor kit.Lego; illustration by Stephen Shankland/CNET
If you're into programmable?Lego?robots, good news: For the first time in seven years, there's a new Mindstorms kit. The 949-piece, $360 (￡330)?Robot Inventor kit?offers directions for building five different robots, but as you'd expect with Lego, it can be used to build whatever else you want.