What's The Difference Between LEGO Education SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime?

The newly-released LEGO Education SPIKE Essential is still raising some question marks for parents and educators who have just heard about the set.

LEGO Education robotics enthusiasts and users are more familiar with the MINDSTORM EV3, WeDo 2.0 and SPIKE Prime.



Simply put, here's how the sets works.



Robotics for Ages 4 - 10 years old

WeDo 2.0 (Production phased out in 2021 but app is functioning) >> SPIKE Essential (Introduced in 2019)



Robotics for Ages 10 - 16 years old

EV3 MINDSTORM (Production phased out in 2020 but app is functioning) >> SPIKE Prime (Introduced in 2021)

 

The Difference

We've created a straightforward table to detail the main differences between the SPIKE Essential and SPIKE Prime apart from the age recommendation.

 

SPIKE Essential vs. SPIKE Prime

 Factor/s SPIKE Essential SPIKE Prime

What It Looks Like

Image of SPIKE Essential Core Set SPIKE Prime Core Set Image

Age Range

 4 - 10 years old 10 - 16 years old
Coding Language Icon-based Block Programming Text-based Block Programming or Python (Full-text programming)
No. of Pieces 449 pieces of bricks/elements 528 pieces of bricks/elements
Available Lesson Plans

 

40 Lesson Plans

Click here to view

 

29 Lesson Plans

Click here to view

Competition Level

FIRST LEGO League Explore

www.firstlegoleague.sg

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

www.firstlegoleague.sg

Price


SGD$535.95
(incl. GST)

Buy here

SGD$686.54
(incl. GST)

Buy here

 

Both sets are part of the LEGO Learning System and meant to help the robotics and STEAM Learning tools be seamless as students progress from one level to another.

 

You can read more about the LEGO Learning System here: https://ducklearning.com/blogs/parent-and-educator-resources/what-is-lego-learning-system-lls

If you need more information or a demo session of the sets, please feel free to drop an email at learn@ducklearning.com or call 6747 4236 to make an appointment at our office.
 


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