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LEGO Announcement About EV3 Retirement

Updated: Feb 9, 2021

Since EV3 was launched back in 2013 it has impacted many thousands of young robotics enthusiasts all over the world as they have learned to build and code. We have seen and continue to see amazing creations with EV3 – and FIRST LEGO League is probably our best example of how working with EV3 unleashes student creativity in a world of robotics, and something we can all feel incredibly proud of.

But as we celebrate the success of this great product, we must ensure that we evolve together with the landscape of education. That is why LEGO has decided to retire MINDSTORMS EV3 during summer 2021. We acknowledge the profound impact EV3 has had on our community, but EV3 is reaching its natural end of life and it is time to refocus our efforts. SPIKE Prime is the future and foundation of the LEGO Education portfolio for secondary school, and we are excited by its Robot Game-winning performances at recent FIRST LEGO League events.

  • In Tennessee, you will be able to continue using the EV3, NXT and RCX bricks for FLL events.

  • LEGO will continue to support the EV3 apps for 2 more years. Beyond that the retired apps will still be available for download for an additional 3 years.

  • Starting in Aug 2022, the Guided FLL Mission will only be available for SPIKE Prime however.

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