Unofficial LEGO Mindstorms NXT v1 to v2 Upgrade Parts Kit

If you own the LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT v1 Kits (Set 8527), this Unofficial NXT Upgrade kit contains just about everything you need to build robots designed for the NXT v2 kit (Set 8547). You get over 170 LEGO elements, including an NXT touch sensor.

There are three differences between using this kit to upgrade your NXT and buying a new set.

  1. We don't include the sticker sheet, the new color sensor or NXT-G version v2 (the CD-ROM). Programs requiring the color sensor would have to be adapted to read grayscale values using your existing light sensor. As for the CD, LEGO has a very restrictive license prohibiting resale of their software. It's written so restrictively, you technically couldn't even include it if you sold your own original kit!
  2. Due to availability, the elements probably won't be the exact same color as ships with the official NXT v2 kit. I'll match them when I can, but there are no guarantees as to colors included.
  3. THIS KIT IS $200 LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A NEW NXT KIT. Why rebuy all the parts you already own?
At $79.99, this kit is a fraction of the price of buying a brand new Mindstorms NXT. We created it by comparing the inventories for both sets as listed on Bricklink. Once we made the comparison, we identified which parts were either not included in the original v1 sets or had fewer items included. For example, the NXT v1 kit does not include any Zamor Ball holders while the v2 set has two. Another example - the v1 kit has only eight of the Orange Bionicle teeth while the v2 kit has ten. We include the extra two teeth to bring your total up to ten. If Bricklink lists an item as extra in the v1 set, we assume it was not always present and include it in our upgrade kit.

With this kit, you receive:

  • 170 original LEGO elements
  • One original LEGO NXT touch sensor
  • A printed list detailing exactly which items are included
The following chart details the contents of the kit:
NXT Upgrade Kit Contents

The kit is packaged in several polybags. All parts are new.

These kits are now in stock and shipping.

These specialty items are geared towards those looking to get just a bit more out of their basic kit. As we add inventory, you'll find a variety of things designed to enhance your fun while building and experimenting with LEGO® Mindstorms®.

Unit Price: US$79.99
Availability: In stock


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