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L’universo di Star Wars sempre più LEGO

By Francesca, 04/05/2019

Da anni il 4 di Maggio è considerato il Giorno della Forza, la scelta è data dall’assonanza tra il termine “force” e “fourth” nella lingua d’oltremanica, così la frase simbolo dell’universo di Star Wars, “che la forza sia con te” (May the Force be with you) è diventata che il 4 di maggio sia con te (May the 4th be with you).

Non stupisce quindi che LEGO abbia rivelato proprio oggi la prossima, uscita di un set dal titolo fortemente evocativo: Star Wars Droid Commander. Si tratta di un set composto da ben 1.100 pezzi che offre la possibilità di costruire e programmare tre droidi dell’universo di Star Wars tra cui l’iconico R2-D2, un droide Gonk e un droide modello Mouse. Il set utilizza la piattaforma LEGO Boost in combinazione con una nuova applicazione gratuita utile per imparare le fasi della programmazione. Sono inoltre sono incluse 40 missioni già impostate. Il set dovrebbe essere messo in vendita a partire dal 1 ° settembre e anticipano l’uscita del nono film della serie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Potete trovare altre informazioni a questo link:
www.lego.com/starwars-droidcommander
Di seguito il comunicato ufficiale di Lego (in lingua inglese)

BILLUND, DENMARK (May 4, 2019): Today, the LEGO Group unveils the latest addition to its much-loved Star Wars range – and it’s something even Yoda’s Force sense didn’t see coming. The new LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of LEGO BOOST alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid.
It’s the first time the intuitive drag-and-drop LEGO BOOST coding technology has been used in a LEGO licensing product. With the technology overhauled to match the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, the result is a whole new play experience in which kids and parents can team up to build, code and play with the droids, then create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds with inspiration from 40+ interactive missions. What’s more, every time they play with this LEGO Star Wars brick galaxy of lovable droids, they will also be honing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills, which are ever more important for children in today’s digital world.
Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, LEGO Group, said: “We’ve been fueling the imagination of young Padawans and Jedi Masters for twenty years and wanted to take the Force to a new level. By introducing LEGO BOOST and creative coding into the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, kids now have the chance to develop essential 21st century skills while immersing themselves in the amazing world of Droid Commanders. Our children are the problem solvers of tomorrow and STEAM skills will be essential to help them conquer the challenges of the future.”
The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group is using product innovation to help boys and girls gain vital STEAM skills like creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication – all while enjoying the thrill of playing with their favourite LEGO Star Wars characters.
Launching globally September 1, 2019 just in time to mark the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, all three droids (R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid) included in the set are great fun to build, code and play with, and completely customisable for every child.

“These are the droids you’re looking for.”