While I loved growing up making all kinds of buildings, cars, and all-out cities from colorful blocks, Lego Education's latest kit — Spike Prime — will change how you view the signature toy brick forever. In an effort to make STEAM activities and concepts more accessible in the classroom, the Danish toy company has created a hands-on set meant to spark an interest in robotics, coding, and technology in middle schoolers. The colorful blocks — which were handpicked and tested by the Lego team — come with an app that lets teachers and students work together to build and code a friendly robot to do things like propel itself forward, dance, and tell you the weather. Pretty cool, right?
And FYI, parents: although this kit is primarily meant for the classroom, you can still preorder a set for when they hit shelves in August. As far as teachers go, don't let the $330 price tag stop you. Each kit is meant to be shared between two students, so it's not as expensive as it seems. Scroll through to get a look at what students can create using this insanely cool Lego set and app combination.