Wish you could be a little more hands off while playing with your toys? Well LEGO is trying to comply by introducing their new LEGO Batman App Controlled Batmobile set. LEGO announced their Powered Up Platform, which is a suite of new elements and apps, introducing new ways to bring LEGO sets to life seamlessly across its System of Play. First up for the Powered Up Platform is the LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, inspired by DC’s Caped Crusader. This is a buildable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable by smart device (iPhone, Android, etc…) The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile will launch August 1st with the suggested retail price of $99.99 and includes 321 pieces, two motors and a battery hub. The Powered Up App works on phones and tablets running iOS 8.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up. According to LEGO, it will incorporate light coding and programming later in 2018.
The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile is created for children 8 years of age and older (wait, age is just a number right?), and combines LEGO building and remote-control car play. It is the first codeable and programmable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable via a smart device. Users can steer the Batmobile using one of two preset remote-control interfaces or personalize their experience through a customizable interface.
With the interface unlocked, users move sliders, buttons and other elements to customize the remote control to their liking. Through a coding canvas that will be introduced later this year, users can code and re-code speed, direction, sound and duration to program various movements and stunts and create their own unique driving experiences.
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