LEGO Mindstorms EV3 has three new bonus models announced at the Maker Faire in California this week. And the best news is that they are designed by LEGO fans who are part of the expert panel advising LEGO on the EV3 development.

This week we have:

  1. An Electric Guitar using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to play music. I really like the realistic styling on this model – the unusual angles show that with a little ingenuity you can break out of the “Box like” building approach LEGO often idctates.
  2. A stomping Triceratops dinosaur that reacts to your movement. Notice how the cables, which would normally be a nuisance, are used to enhance the model by creating an appearance of a “hump” on his back.
  3. A whack-em game which will delight kids both big and small – test your skill in hitting the targets as they pop up randomly. This is a great example of taking a simple concept and executing it well.

As LEGO have announced a total of 12 fan-created bonus models we will have to wait and see where and when the next set of models will be announced…

EV3 Electric Guitar

EV3 Electric Guitar

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