Between instant water balloons, DIY computers, or even just simply finding a reason to get back to nature, kids today have never had it so good when it comes to busy activities.

And now, they can add Droid Inventor to that list.

Announced last week by LittleBits, the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit includes everything kids need to start creating their own sidekick droids. With this being a LittleBits set, that also includes a healthy dose of STEM learning along the way, too.

Each Inventor Kit includes 6 Bits (electronic blocks) and 20 Droid parts for configuring custom designs and functionalities. While an accompanying app (iOS/Android) can be used to control their Droid freely, the kit also contains 16+ missions to keep inventors building and training their Droids for weeks to come. Last but not least—the Droids even come with authentic Droid sounds directly out of the Star Wars films.

Says LittleBits:

“The Droid Inventor Kit encourages kids to explore technology and to think of themselves as inventors: to accept challenges, make mistakes, persevere, and feel the triumph and pride of creating something with your own two hands.”

For those who want to take their builds a step further, the company encourages Droid Inventors to further customize their Droids using household items including paper tubes and cereal boxes.

It’s 2017 and now kids and parents can sit around the breakfast table eating waffles and building Droids together. Who said the future hasn’t arrived yet?

Find out more over at littleBits.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.