11 must-see toys at the New York Toy Fair 2018

Price: $40 (about £30 / AU$50)

Release date: August 1, 2018

I watched as a LEGO rep placed an evil ninja on Stormbringer’s back. After a few seconds, it started roaring, shook side to side and finally launched aside the poor villain, which gave a Wilhelm scream

This grumpy dragon is an add-on to the LEGO BOOST set, a robot coding kit for kids ages 7–12. It comes equipped with various capabilities and sensors, which includes sensing the difference between good and evil ninjas, and responding to voice and tactile feedback.

The image-only block coding interface seen above helps kids to learn coding principals and logic at any age or reading level. And because kids are working with LEGOs, they can incorporate any and all LEGO sets into their robots, which rely on Bluetooth functionality, a Move Hub and a motor to function.

The rest of the LEGO BOOST family. Courtesy of LEGO

Stormbringer was a blast to play around with. But it does require the base BOOST set to work, which retails for $160 (about £115 / $AU200), so it’s an expensive bundle to buy into. 

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