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New Lego Robot Kits Not Just for Kids

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August 22, 2013
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The upcoming launch of Lego's new Mindstorms set is generating excitement in Silicon Valley, where many engineers grew up playing with the robot-building kits. Mindstorms is credited with drawing many young people into engineering.


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