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Matthew,

 

The items at the LEGO Education Store are very confusing, and they do not map directly to what you purchase from FLL.  Basically, the FLL Robot Set (#979792) for $395.00 purchased during your FLL registration includes the following three (3) Education products:

 

1 x Mindstorms Education NXT Base Set (#W979797) for $279.95 (include 437 elements/pieces)

1 x Mindstorms Education Resource Set (#W979695) for $99.95 (blue box with 817 elements/pieces)

1 x Mindstroms Education NXT Software 2.0 (#W900080) single license for $79.95  **

 

** However, the FLL version of the NXT Education Software comes with an FLL Team license (instead of a single user license from the Education Store).  Hence, you really don’t need to purchase the additional software since the FLL Team license gives you licenses for up to 10 team members plus coaches (as long as it is related to FLL competition).  FLL also indicated that the FLL Robot Set can be used from year to year (competition).

 

However, if you do need to purchase the NXT Base Set with the single license software, you might want to look at the Mindstorms Education NXT Set & Software Pack (#W991308) for $345.95 and Mindstorms Education Value Pack – 2 packs (#W991416) for $709.95.  There are also other multiple pack arrangements with more discounts.  You can search for them by their product (#W) numbers at http://www.legoeducation.us/store/default.aspx.

 

Best wishes,

T. (Curt) Tran

 

 

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Cuba
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:30 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Purchasing additional robots

 

Hi there.

 

Today we registered our team (yay!) and also ordered the field kit and a robot.  We had wanted to purchases three robots total but it seems like the gofll.usfirst.org only seems to allow a single robot to be purchased.  I saw there's a LEGO education site as well and they've got the NXT robots for sale here:  http://www.legoeducation.us/store/detail.aspx?CategoryID=159&by=9&ID=1263&c=1&t=0&l=0  I'm wondering if that's where I should be buying the additional ones.  It says "Educatation NXT software sold separately" on that page.  Do I need to purchase software for each robot? Anything I should know about that?  I want to make sure I can put the software on 2 or 3 computers at the school and a laptop for tournaments.  There's probably a FAQ somewhere that gives me all this info but I'm just trying to expedite the purchasing so we can do a robotics workshop next month.

 

Any info/help you can provide me would be great.

 

Thanks,

Matthew Cuba

Team 3607

Spotsylvania Middle School


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