expired US $267.17 (Shipping Included) for LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 at Amazon.com


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BigW had this on sale a couple of weeks ago for $348 from the normal price of $448 (http://www.bigw.com.au/toys/construction/lego/mindstorms/bpn...)

It's US$249.97 + US$17.20 for Expedited International Shipping (averages 8-16 business days). Estimated delivery date if you order now is Nov. 30, 2011 - Dec. 12, 2011 so still enough time to get it in for Christmas. If you're in a hurry and order now, you can opt for Priority International Courier (US$56.95) and get it by 22 Nov (total would be US306.92). This is still better than current retail price of $448 and even the now defunct BigW discounted price of $348.

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    God, I love Amazon……


    $267 for some lego bricks ????????????????

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      $267 for a microcontroller, motors, sensors and a handful of lego bricks. If you are serious you can get these bits elsewhere for much cheaper and hack them into lego, but particularly if you want to use the lego development environment (or buying it for someone who will) then this is a really neat kit. Will work much better if you have a reasonable amount of technic to go with it.


    Sounds interesting. I am an engineer and might buy it for a 10 yr old boy, but he is not that technical. He loves lego though. Anyone know whether this is too advanced (box says 10+)? How are the instructions? Are they designed for kids?


      The building is much like normal technic, so if he can handle that he can handle this. The programming is done using a jigsaw puzzle type interface which is fairly simple, but the concepts may not be.

      The big plus is that if he (or you) want to take things a few levels higher, you can run custom software (written in C or whatever) on the unit.

      Review here:


      Mindstorms might be to heavy for your son. I suggest Lego Technics first, it's not too expensive and geek but still fun for a beginner


        Depends if it's really for DAD :)
        Just do it. I have looked at buying this for over 5 yrs.
        I have 2 of the other mindstorm kits & they are great fun. NXT is a whole nother step though.


      I bought the previous version on my last trip to US and while my kids enjoyed the construction part, I ended up doing the programming part more than them.


      Many schools now offer Robotics extension programmes for children from year 5 that are based on LEGO Mindstorms. If your son is already playing Lego Technic for 12+ then he should have no problem playing with this set. However, the designs are rather limiting with just one set - the schools usually have at least 3 sets for building more substantial models.


      From my firsthand experience of being a 10 year old back in the 90's and getting the old (probably now defunct) RCX version for Christmas, I didn't have a clue what I was doing on the programming side so I built the thing and my dad programmed it (and tried to teach me along the way).

      I picked up the programming side of it eventually and managed to make it follow a line with its laser. Still, no doubt the programming interface is less clunky nowadays, and I think it rubbed off on me as I now program for a living. =)


        haha, love stories like this Lockie. Hope you still thank your dad (don't blame him for those sloppy subroutines tho - you should know better now :)

        I didn't realise at the time my dad bought us this beige box for the cost of a car in 1982 & turns out the Apple II kicked off my love for computers.(Well except I have just had to rebuild a whole site from scratch cause the server was killed by lightning & AD restore failed & was single PDC ;(

  • +3 votes

    My god a "first post" without asking us to be nice. Got my vote… thank you thank you

    Nice find as well…


    Crap, just bought it for 330 at BigW! Nice Find!


    Was eyeing this for a long time on Amazon US but at that time (when AUD was very strong against USD) they wouldn't ship to AU. Just got myself an Xmas pressie :), thanks - checked out at aud273.77. Good find!

  • +2 votes

    It's about the same on Amazon Spain (€177.50 after VAT removal + €20.00 shipping) but shipped express - http://www.amazon.es/LEGO-8547-Mindstorms-versi%C3%B3n-ingl%...

    Although you can get a free bear if you purchase on Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000740741...


      i somehow missed the free bear, cancelled the original order and re-ordered again. ended up slightly more for delivery but still good at aud280.42. that's one bear for someone's xmas pressie :)


    first, sorry if i don't ask in the right place, but i think its connected somehow…

    if i wanna buy monster beats from amazon, do i have to pay tax here? since electronic things on amazon priced better than here in australia…



    Did you pay by Mastercard? I wonder if you can still get the $10 discount. See http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/56912


    I bought it for AUD$227 delivered on Amazon.fr two weeks ago. The price may have gone up since then. Note that they remove VAT at checkout.


      Huh ? Its 227 euros at Amazon.fr, more like $300.


        He gave the clue at the end: VAT in France is 20% and, like Australia, Europe requires prices to be shown with VAT. For international exports, it is taken off at checkout.

        Take 20% off the Amazon.fr prices for the actual cost (€227 - 20% = €181), though in this case this price has gone up and with shipping it would cost more than Amazon.com.


    It's now only USD$219.

    LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547)
    by LEGO
    4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (99 customer reviews) | Like (147)

    List Price: $279.99
    Price: $219.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details
    You Save: $60.99 (22%)
    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

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