This is listed as Out of Stock. Expected in stock: No Longer Available on the Smyths website here>>> LEGO 51515 MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 Remote Control Toy £330 at Argos and on JL website
Where was that
There was a promotion before Christmas where you could get it for £187. That was a good price.
Thanks dude, when you say investment sets what you mean?
This is a good price. Based on the deals with the previous set, it may go down to 40% or even 50% off RRP, but that will be quite sometime in the future. It's definitely worth £220 though - the five robots are really five classes as each robot is highly customisable. Many, many hours of building fun. It's not an "investment" set though - the last set took seven years to retire and LEGO will immediately bring out something better and more advanced.
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Posted 28th Dec 2020Posted 28th Dec 2020
LEGO MINDSTORMS 51515 Robot Inventor £219.99 @ John Lewis£219.99£33033% off Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis Deals
Good deal. Managed to get one from Smyths. Thanks to the OP and acbut for the heads up on Smyths. Heat added.
"Argos is generally good"? You're kidding, right? The only tips I can give for good boxes are to avoid Argos (100% of what I had from them had to go back) and any retailer that uses Hermes to deliver. John Lewis mostly use Hermes for delivery, so click and collect is paramount. The worst is now Costco who just cover the set in thin brown shrink-wrap with no protection at all
My experience is that JL is the best at handling the boxes. Lego Store itself is a close second (only had one box that was damaged). I'd buy from them if you really want things in good condition. Amazon is hit and miss and I'd only go with them if they are significantly cheaper than JL or Lego. Make sure you mark it as a gift as they can literally slap the shipping address on the actual box. Avoid Amazon third party sellers as the box will very likely be significantly damaged. Some of the worst condition boxes I've received have been from either Amazon or Amazon TP. Argos is generally good, but I have only ever done C&C (not delivery). They always have a sticker on the box, but it is usually only a product code and is generally on the bottom. Smyths are okay in my experience, but I've again only done C&C and probably only 3 sets. Their boxes can have shelf ware (scratches and creases). Not sure if delivered stuff is the same. They put a sticker with your name and order code on the box if C&C, but generally on the side. I don't buy Lego to resell, but I do buy to "collect". Generally the Lego I buy is built with my kids, played with and put into the their collection; but it is all looked after so that it can be rebuilt (usually painstakingly) down the line. Rare or easily damaged parts are segregated. I might keep a few sets that I really like built as instructed to be admired and played with.
And now OOS.
Posted 22nd Dec 2020Posted 22nd Dec 2020
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Toy Robot Building Kit 31313 - £125 @ Argos (Free Click & Collect at few Stores)£125£20038% offArgos Deals
Was £200 and reduced to £125. The deal price will be reflected in the basket. The stock on this was found at Cyfarthfa Retail Park Argos & EE Store. Hope you find it (y) … Read more
Just to confirm this does work with the 15% kwl15 code for wishlists making it 209 pounds and a few pence..
Always makes it seem like a cold deal when they do that (annoyed)
27% off RRP which is a nice little saving (y)
Yeah hotukdeals changed saving as its a similar price on another website at the moment but price saving is substantial on either site. The savings should be against what lego sell it as. Also other place previously ran out of stock and at Christmas having number of places should help people. Shocked so many people seem unhappy.
Posted 30th Nov 2020Posted 30th Nov 2020
LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5in1 Remote Control Toy (51515) £239.99 + £1.99 Delivery @ Zavvi£241.98Zavvi Deals
thx op, just bought with the code, cant believe a new set only came out a month ago already down with more than £100 off, lol
Thanks OP, the 24 hour wait for KWL code to activate was stressful but managed to bag this for my eldest and the yellow crane for my youngest, plus some train bits. Dare say holding on to BF may have been even better, but the price was right and no point risking stock levels!
£20.99 at LEGO Shop plus £3.95 delivery, this is not a deal. Cheaper at LEGO even with delivery plus the VIP points you get. https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/ev3-medium-servo-motor-45503 Cold from me.
Looks like a rocket launcher for me. :/ :/ :/
Posted 13th Jun 2020Posted 13th Jun 2020LocalLocal
Thoroughly enjoyed the builds on this with my kids (10 through 18). None of us has the patience for the programming bit though. Seen the reptar app on the playstore for free. Has anybody got links to control the spiker and others easily?
Ordered from argos the other week, not opened it yet but just arranged for it to go back. Concerned about not being able to get parts in the future, really want to look at building a robot with the kids but going to look at raspberry pi options.
Yeah, but it uses the Spike Prime system and is incompatible with EV3. Just like NXT2.0 vs EV3. The EV3 motors may work with the new system, but I doubt the EV3 sensors will. Expect the EV3 sensors and accessories to disappear from the LEGO inventory. If you want to buy the EV3 kit best buy some extra expansion kit now - it will get expensive on eBay. Or, maybe wait until the new set comes down in price (EV3 was often around the £200 mark, so I expect the new system will get a good 30% discount in the future). At least the new system will have better electronics - EV3 is 7 years old! The new system has 50% more I/O ports and should have a faster processor in the control unit.
New set out very too soon
Was swethering about buying the 42100 Liebherr R 9800 and then using the hubs and motors for STEM stuff, but the Robot inventor kit looks much better value.
Yes, very easy. It works by connecting blocks together.
Is it easy enough for adults to follow to teach young kids, if no idea on coding themselves? Quite fancy getting them into something like coding but I’m clueless myself and it would probably flop if it needed my support and I couldn’t follow things.
Agree with Amit_Patel... I just bought the Lego Boost set and my 6 years old son loves it. He cannot stop playing... so far he has put together Bernei the robot and also the Frankie cat. I do recommend it!
Thanks I'll have a look.
Posted 5th Mar 2020Posted 5th Mar 2020
LEGO Mindstorms: EV3 Robot Building Kit (31313) £229.99 Zavvi£229.99Zavvi Deals
Blending the versatile LEGO building system with the most advanced technology LEGO have ever developed, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is a ready to build robot that can walk, talk, think… Read more