Want your kids to learn a littleBits about tech as you secretly relish the interactive R2-D2 they're building? The Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit hit littleBits shelves just in time for Force Friday II.
littleBits, if you haven't seen them before, is an electronic block platform that promotes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) learning, and encourages kids to become inventors. Their Droid Inventor Kit, synced with Disney and Lucasfilm's Force Friday dump of new Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys and merch, puts the creating and piloting of a robotic R2-D2 in their hands.
Young makers use littleBits electronic Bits to build their Droid, and then pair it with a free Droid Inventor app to send their brand new R2 on 17 different Star Wars-worthy missions. As tasks are conquered, crafty Lukes and Leias are able unlock new droid capabilities, plus learn how to create custom droid units and experiences.
Also, the completed R2 plays authentic droid sounds from the films - bee-boo-boo-woo-hoo!
The Droid Inventor Kit includes 6 littleBits Bits, 20 Droid parts, and 3 sticker sheets for R2 customization. Step-by-step instructions and videos are found in the free Droid Inventor app.