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51515-1 Robot Inventor

51515-1

Robot Inventor

Robot Inventor is LEGO set 51515-1. It has a score of 75. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 2 scored reviews and 7 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 27.09% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Mindstorms.

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for Robotics & Electronics in 2020 is 0.38. PPP for this set is 0.38, which is average.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Robotics & Electronics. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Robotics & Electronics. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 8.3 / 10 → 83 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 3.33 / 5 → 67 / 100

Unscored reviews

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: meh

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Rebrickable Recommendation: yes

Set information

Set ID: 51515-1
Name: Robot Inventor
Parts: 949

Retail price (USD):
Original: 359.99
Inflation adjusted: 359.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.38
Inflation adjusted: 0.38

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Recommendation: meh 8.3 / 10 by Jim

If you are a novice robot builder, I would definitely recommend getting this set. If you want to make more advanced robots with bigger programs and more options, I'd recommend getting the EV3. A lot of (third party) stuff is available for the EV3, which allow for a ton of options.

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Recommendation: no 3.33 / 5 from 24 reviews

This is not another Lego set. This is the best Lego set EVER. It enables your child to design robotic machines that work (while learning the first year curriculum in computer science and engineering), even if your child is as young as nine. It's not about building the designs included. It's the total freedom to materialise any mechanical logically controlled idea. Enables your child to take a gaming remote control, and control a car they designed and built them self. (unlike the "predecessors" Mindstorms 31313, and Boost, the Scratch language and editor are intuitive for kids (as in "explain me like i'm 5")). Lego deserve the ultimate praise and accolades for designing this ultimate accessible product. Thank you LEGO!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 24 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh by Huw

I enjoyed building the robots and running the pre-written samples but it's when I wanted to try out my own ideas and code that lets down this set, which is a shame and could be easily fixed I think.

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Recommendation: meh by Bre Burns

The set may not be perfect, and may not be everything LEGO Mindstorms fans hoped it would be. But it is fun, and users new to the platform are sure to enjoy it, while old hands can find some silver linings along with some new things to experience.

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by Huw

I'm not going to attempt to review the whole thing in one go so, in this, the first of a series of articles, I'll take a look at what's in the box.

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Recommendation: yes by Nathan

Well, I'm certainly impressed with what LEGO have released here. Compared to the EV3, the 51515 (RI5?) is definitely easier to use and get working on straight away. The provided robots are fun and demonstrate many ways to use the motors and sensors. They also made interesting characters that are fun to interact with, and keep kids' interest.

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