Needs PC/Laptop for full use,
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This is a superb kit with endless hours of fun and hard work ahead. My only small complaint is how much it relies on online content. For the price of this kit I think LEGO should have supplied a lot more printed material, both additional building instructions and a manual for the GUI driven programming environment. It's true that all of this is available on line with loads of additional building materials and help for the programming stuff but it should be made very clear from the outset that you need a PC or laptop all the time that you want to be playing/"working" with this kit.
My only other gripe would be that many of the instructions get you building something that it "remote controlled" rather than being autonomous. This is a big distinction in the world of robotics and I can understand why LEGO wants to get you building something that looks cool and reacts at your command but I think more emphasis should be put on using the sensors to do more of the control.
Don't take this as a negative review, this really is a fantastic kit and the true value is that you will only get more out of the kit with time as you get more proficient with building and programming. So far, the community looks pretty good and I hope it will get better as time progresses.