"Star Wars" Droid Inventors: littleBits, Disney & Lucasfilm Bring Droids to Life With the Droid Inventor Kit! by 30Seconds Mom
littleBits, the award-winning company that empowers kids to be inventors, has announced the launch of its Droid Inventor Kit, which enables kids to create their own Droid. An integral part of the global launch of Disney and Lucasfilm's Force Friday II, the Droid Inventor Kit brings Droids to life, inspiring imagination and invention for kids around the world.
With invention at its core, the Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian and more. The Droid Inventor Kit includes all the components needed for kids to create their very own Droid. A free app (iOS and Android) completes the experience, providing step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.
- The app guides kids as they put together their Droid and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force Mode and more, making it the ultimate galactic sidekick.
- After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and inspire them to create unique new Droids.
- Each littleBits electronic block has a different function such as a power, motor, or sensor, which kids can use with their Droid in new and exciting ways.
- Included stickers and in-app missions encourage kids to customize their Droid using crafts or household objects, giving their Droid its own special personality.
- Kids will take pride in creating any Droid they imagine, and parents will love the endless play opportunities.
The company is committed to bringing more girls into STEM/STEAM by designing products that are gender-inclusive and celebrating female inventors. littleBits products currently see adoption by girls at around 35 percent – an industry high.
The Droid Inventor Kit comes with 20 Droid parts, six Bits, three sticker sheets, as well as a free download of the littleBits Droid Inventor app. For more information and a complete list of global retail locations, visit littleBits.cc/starwars or purchase by clicking the link below.