Brick Insights Sets Statistics FAQ
31313-1 Mindstorms EV3

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Mindstorms

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Mindstorms is a LEGO category that had 70 sets released in 1998-2001, 2004, 2006-2011, 2013, 2015 & 2020. This page details statistics of this theme, derived from all of the reviews Brick Insights has gathered and interpreted. You'll find a breakdown of the following:

Best rated Mindstorms sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Mindstorms sets of all time.

All Mindstorms sets by rating

45506-1 EV3 Colour Sensor

100

Recomended 100%

EV3 Colour Sensor

45506-1 Mindstorms EV3 2013

45508-1 EV3 Infrared Beacon

100

Recomended 100%

EV3 Infrared Beacon

45508-1 Mindstorms EV3 2013

45502-1 EV3 Large Servo Motor

95

Indifference 50%

EV3 Large Servo Motor

45502-1 Mindstorms EV3 2013

9842-1 Interactive Servo Motor

94

Indifference 67%

Interactive Servo Motor

9842-1 Mindstorms NXT 2006

Worst rated Mindstorms sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated Mindstorms sets.

8529-1 Connector Cables for Mindstorms NXT

63

Avoid 100%

Connector Cables for Mindstorms NXT

8529-1 Mindstorms NXT 2006

45517-1 Transformer 10V DC

72

Avoid 50%

Transformer 10V DC

45517-1 Mindstorms 2015

9845-1 Sound Sensor

73

Avoid 100%

Sound Sensor

9845-1 Mindstorms NXT 2006

9846-1 Ultrasonic Sensor

77

Avoid 50%

Ultrasonic Sensor

9846-1 Mindstorms NXT 2006

84

is the average rating of all Mindstorms sets.

This rating is the average of all 19 scored sets in Mindstorms. Compared to other categories this is average. 51 unscored sets are not included. 27% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Mindstorms is in relation to the others.

To know what it takes for a set to get a score and thus be included in these calculations, check out the FAQ.

1-4
5-8
9-12
13-16
17-20
21-24
25-28
29-32
33-36
37-40
41-44
45-48
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57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73-76
77-80
81-84
85-88
89-92
93-96
97-100

Mindstorms rating over the years

Years without scored sets are not included.

Recommendation distribution

Alright, so that's the rating. But are the sets generally recommended? The data we've collected shows that the majority of Mindstorms sets are considered up to personal taste:

Indifference 36%

16

18

16

Total: 50 / 70

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 20 sets in Mindstorms that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.

A set is considered recommended when the majority of reviews recommend it. If you're interested in knowing when a review is considered a recommendation, I keep that reasoning updated in Brick Insights FAQ. I've also written an article detailing the recommendation distribution of all reviews.

Prices

Since part prices vary a lot depending on part types, Brick Insights attempts to group similar categories together. We call these meta-categories comparable categories. Mindstorms is bundled into Robotics & Electronics along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all Robotics & Electronics sets is 1.19. The average PPP for Mindstorms is 0.65.

Mindstorms prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.