LEGO Announces Special Edition BLACK MINDSTORMS NXT [News]

We’ve just received some exciting news from LEGO. It seems that they will be selling a limited edition black Mindstorms NXT kit. Here’s the press release:

Black NXT

LEGO MINDSTORMS 10 Year Anniversary Exclusive: The Black NXT Limited Edition.

Now you can be the proud owner of one of the Limited Edition Black NXT micro-controllers that we have produced to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of LEGO MINDSTORMS.

The first LEGO MINDSTORMS products came out in the year 1998 and have since then continued to bring fun and active building and programming experiences to millions of robotic builders across the world!

Only 1998 exclusive units will only be available through our online shop www.legoshop.comicon (or)

Why a Black NXT? Because it is cool! And looking around in the MINDSTORMS community we noticed that a Black NXT was high on the wish list among users. Also, talking to the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, the closed web forum of adult fans collaborating with the LEGO MINDSTORMS development team, it was very well received and suggested as a must-have!

Once you have bought and received your new Black NXT you will get access to additional materials like a special-made program for the Black NXT, a personal certificate of ownership, wallpapers, building instructions for special models.

Please note that this is an exclusive item in a limited edition: only 1000 1998 produced! – so, if you want to secure yours go online at (or) www.legoshop.comicon now!


Mindstorms Anniversary

I must say, I find this to be pretty cool news. I think that the LEGO Mindstorms Black NXT Brick is quite sharp looking. Maybe our own Nannan will even find a way to work on into one of his black fantasy creations.

I’m not sure why their press release says there will be 1998 made in one spot, and 1000 in another, but I’ll try to get an answer on that.

EDIT (AB): I’ve confirmed with LEGO that it’s 1998.

8 comments on “LEGO Announces Special Edition BLACK MINDSTORMS NXT [News]

  1. Fred

    Ordered mine about an hour ago. First time I’ve order a Lego product and will never open the box. I fell a bit foolish paying 170 bucks for it but, I bet there are others out there who will pay much much more after they are gone.

  2. ILikePi

    Wait, so the only special thing about it is that there’s only 1998 in the world, and it’s black?

    The white one costs like $149.99 right?

  3. Starwars4J

    I’m honestly not sure how much this would sell for on the after market…I mean unlike most LEGO this is technology-based, meaning that once the next system comes along this will be obsolete, and only worthwhile as a collector’s item. While some may pay sure, I doubt it’ll go as crazy-high as if this were a normal brick.

  4. David4

    I agree the after market might go up very limitedly but after the new system come sout in a year or 3 the price will hit rock bottom.

  5. Nannan

    I wonder if the NXT 2.0 has a better one. If not, I’m getting the black one plus the 2.0 kit to create something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.

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