The New LEGO 'Star Wars' Boost Commander Set Teaches Coding

LEGO has announced its latest Star Wars collaboration—the LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set. The set is part of LEGO's Boost line of toys and provides all the tools your kids (or you) need for building a programmable R2-S2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid, while at the same time teaching you all about coding.

The Droid Commander set includes 1,177 pieces, which is enough bricks for the new buildable and programmable R2-S2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid LEGO sets. It also includes a color and distance sensor and a Bluetooth Move hub—allowing each droid to embark on different missions, mimicking real movements and sounds from the movie. The droids are controlled through LEGO's accompanying app available for iOS, Android and Fire (Amazon) smart devices.

Here's a look at how they work:

The set will be available for purchase on September 1st for $200, just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and of course, the holidays.