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:
Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Mindstorms sets of all time.
Just for fun - these are the worst rated Mindstorms sets.
is the average rating of all Mindstorms sets.
This rating is the average of all 20 scored sets in Mindstorms. Compared to other categories this is average. 50 unscored sets are not included. 29% 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.
Years without scored sets are not included.
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:
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.
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 1.73. The average PPP for Mindstorms is 0.78.
All prices are adjusted for inflation.