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Topic # 124564 12-Jul-2013 11:41
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So the new Lego EV3 Mindstorms robot is due for release later this year.

Any rumours or speculation about NZ release dates and pricing?  (My son’s printed Lego catalogue in the mail says September, is this firm?)

I’m travelling to the States late September/ early October, hoping they’ll be on the shelves there by then as I expect they’ll be significantly cheaper there if history is anything to go by.

Anyone else getting one??  Regardless of price??  Perhaps someone has one already, seem to be a few people around the globe who have got their hands on one somehow?




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  Reply # 854559 12-Jul-2013 19:34
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My almost-11 year old son is saving up for it, we got him the current one at the start of the year and the other day he went to a league meeting for the first time where he outperformed their top student. Will see what it costs, maybe could do a group buy from overseas and at least save on postage if not on price? I'd expect it to be at least $500.




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  Reply # 855041 13-Jul-2013 19:10
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Based on the US rrp of $350 (excl.tax) I suspect it might be around the $700 mark. Getting pretty pricey for what's essentially still just a toy though.

I wish I could get 14yo son into a pastime that creates some intellectual stimulation. All he's interested in is his bloody playstation and facebook.




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  Reply # 870694 2-Aug-2013 13:33
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Not a lot of action in this thread but for anyone interested it looks like 1 September
http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/News/ReadMore/Default.aspx?id=493880


although it might take a bit longer to get down to this part of the world, and Toywordl have confirmed it at
NZ$600:
http://www.toyworld.co.nz/lego-mindstorms-mindstorms-ev3-31313/




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