The hottest littleBits kit lets you construct your droid. You can’t quite design whatever weird machine you used to visualize as a young child. Rather, the kit will enable kids to build an R2-D2 copy, so they can picture themselves as among the technical engineers that develop robots, starships, and massive weapons in the Star Wars world.
The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit features 20 robot components and 6 of the Bits electronic systems, along with a companion app possessing the detailed guidelines for constructing the droid. The directions, apparently, are clad in an adventure-style play structure, making sure building the toy feels true like play rather than a learning exercise. The droid’s figure, incidentally, is entirely transparent, to help you see all the devices inside, despite the fact that they did include stickers so that children can customize it based on their preference.
The robot components involve all the well-known pieces of an R2-D2 clone, which means you get 3-wheeled legs, a domed head, as well as the cylinder-shaped physique. As for the devices, the 6 components include a control hub, 2 controllable power generators, a range detector, a cable connector, and a battery pack. As with all of the littleBits’ playsets, most of the electronics are manufactured to snap together, so children can develop functional items without fiddling with solders as well as open wires.