LEGO dévoile enfin le set 76112 LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile (321 pièces - 99.99$) et donne un peu plus de précisions sur l'interactivité offerte par cette boite.
La Batmobile sera équipée de deux moteurs et d'un boitier à piles Power Functions 2.0 et elle sera pilotable via une application sous IOS et Android. L'interface de l'application sera personnalisable (placements des boutons de direction, etc..).
Plus tard dans l'année, des fonctions basiques de programmation seront ajoutées à l'application pour modifier par exemple la vitesse de déplacement ou les sons émis par le véhicule.
Ce set s'inscrit dans le concept "Powered Up" mis en place par LEGO et qui regroupe l'ensemble des produits offrant une certaine interactivité via des éléments additionnels comme les moteurs Power Functions ou le Move Hub et les capteurs de l'écosytème LEGO Boost.
Disponibilité annoncée pour le 1er août prochain.
LEGO® Powered Up Platform Empowers More Builders
ENFIELD, Conn. (May 17, 2018) – Today, the LEGO Group announced the Powered Up Platform, a suite of new elements and apps, which introduce new ways to bring to LEGO® sets to life seamlessly across its System of Play. Revealed today as part of the Powered Up platform, the LEGO Batman™ App-Controlled Batmobile, inspired by DC’s Caped Crusader, is a buildable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable by smart device. It will also incorporate light coding and programming later in 2018.
Leveraging the power elements and coding language developed for last year’s award-winning build and code toolkit, LEGO BOOST, and other LEGO connected toys, Powered Up enabled sets give kids the ability to modify and personalize their experiences by adding dynamic motion control and in some instances simple coding. Powered Up LEGO sets will range from simply powered to remote controlled to smart device connected, creating endless customized play possibilities. Some building sets will ship with Powered Up capabilities included in the box, while others will be Powered Up-enabled, giving kids the option to add power features to their creations if they are interested.
“For 20 years, we have been creating new ways for children to combine technology and LEGO building, starting with the introduction of LEGO MINDSTORMS®, a robotics toolkit that pioneered the idea of a ‘smart toy,” said Michael McNally, senior director brand relations for the LEGO Group. “With Powered Up, we’ve established a flexible connected platform to enable innovative new play experiences that merge digital and physical play in natural ways that will delight and inspire the builders of today and tomorrow – while still focusing on the core physical play proposition of our System of Play – the LEGO brick.”
The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, created for children 8 years of age and older, combines LEGO building and remote-control car play. It is the first codeable and programmable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable via 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.
The Powered Up Platform launches July 1. The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile will launch August 1 with the suggested retail price of $159.99 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.