Looking at gifts for my 11yo nephew and spotted this on sale at the Apple website ($129-$139 on most AU sites).
UPDATE: Frozen 2 kit (more appealing for the the girls) also on sale at same price. It is likely that Frozen apps will work with Star Wars hardware, and vice versa (posted the question on Kano forums)
Reviews I read really positive and suggest it's perfect for age 7+ and absolute beginner coders.
Check this video for a clearer explanation.
This works with Mac, Windows, and iOS (no Android yet) with download links here:
Star Wars: https://kano.me/app/starwars/row
Frozen 2: https://kano.me/row/store/products/disney-frozen-2-coding-ki...
Don't forget shopback and cashrewards both currently have 1.5%, and as it's Christmas every little helps.