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My wife bought me a Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for my birthday. I've been reading up on it from as many sources as possible however apart from the 9695 Education Resource Set which adds some additional bricks to the set, is the Mindstorms compatible with any other Lego sets, specifically the Technics?

If so, where can I get more information on how these sets are interchanged?

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up vote 14 down vote accepted


The current Mindstorms sets are completely Technic orientated and use the Technic pins (i.e. [part:3673:7]) to connect to the newer Technic Beams (i.e. [part:32316:7]) as well as the original Technic Bricks (i.e. [part:3894:7])

The various different size pins and axles are the way to interchange between these.

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Thank you for the confirmation. Definitely makes it a worthwhile investment. – BinaryMisfit Mar 21 '12 at 13:32
No probs. Yes it's definitely a good investment :) – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Mar 21 '12 at 14:02
You should note however that Power Function motors and accessories that can be found in large TECHNIC sets won't work with Mindstorms without the addition of (expensive) adapters. – Shadocko Sep 21 '15 at 16:01

Mindstorms is essentially Technic and Lego parts with electronic components built in to them. So the answer is yes.

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