Teach a kid to code with the LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander

The awesome LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set lets you build and program Star Wars droids.

A big hit over the holiday season was this LEGO droid building kit. Having started with LEGO Mindstorms decades ago, I am thrilled with how LEGO's learn to code using our toys program has come along.

This kit comes with 3 build-able droids and whole lot of coding challenges to help you and your children learn to manage R2D2.

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Artoo-Deco, an art deco droid from author/maker Kurt Zimmerman

Kids' author/droid builder Kurt Zimmerman created "Artoo Deco," an Art Deco take on R2-D2, capable of movement under radio control, and with an in-built sound-system that makes cool, droidish noises. Read the rest

R2-D2 French press pot

Thinkgeek's $40 R2D2 French press coffee-pot starts shipping in early November, in time for Xmas delivery. Holds 32oz, BPA-free, and the carafe is dishwasher safe. Read the rest

R2-D2 derby

You know, for your Star Wars/Mary Poppins mashup theme wedding! $550 from Etsy seller The Blonde Swan, who makes them to order, and will also do you a BB-8 bowler (same price) if that's your thing. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Read the rest

Watch this birdie do a pretty much perfect R2D2 impersonation

“We taught Bluey the budgie how to do R2-D2 and now he drives us crazy! He has two other budgies in his cage, and I think he's driving them crazy too!” Read the rest