I have the Mindstorms NXT 1 kit. It includes a printout of the first robot model building plans. The plans for several other robots (e.g. the scorpion bot) are included in the NXT software. However when I run the software, everything works, but it does not display the building instructions, only the programming instructions. Can I download those plans somewhere?

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Official building instructions for NXT 1 models can be downloaded here: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/buildinginstructions/8527-/T-56.aspx


This link seems to have the original building instructions, Alpha Rex is confirmed. http://www.learningfun101.com/2013/02/lego-nxt-instructions/

also try



You can get almost every building instruction directly from lego - just type in the set number.

For 8527 (which seems to be your set) there are 7 downloads available (note: I'm not sure if the ones you're looking for are contained, because I don't know the set - but they should be there).

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    Thank you. But unfortunately that link only supplies me with the printouts that where contained in the set (seven downloads for seven languages). What I need are those instructions that are only digitally in the NXT software.
    – Till B
    Dec 30, 2011 at 12:04
  • too bad, sorry. but i'll leave my answer here for future visitors who might look for this.
    – oezi
    Dec 30, 2011 at 13:03

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