NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit has become one of the most sought after toys this holiday season and is currently in short supply. The popular kit, which enables kids to create their own custom Droid unit, is sold out on Amazon, on backorder until after the holidays. The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit is designed for children eight and up and retails for $99.95. Consumers interested in purchasing the Droid Inventor Kit must act fast as it is in limited supply only at littleBits.cc, Walmart.com, ShopDisney.com, as well as Walmart, Apple and Disney stores. To find a store near you please visit http://littlebits.cc/find-a-store.
"We're overwhelmed by the amazing response we have received for the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit," said Ayah Bdeir, founder & CEO of littleBits. "It is our mission to empower young people to be creators by fostering their STEM/STEAM skills with our kits. Knowing that one of the most well-known online retailers has sold out of our newest kit, proves that there is a market and need for these types of products, and is true validation of our continued efforts."
Throughout the holiday season, the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit was named to several of the toy industry's most prestigious "hot toy" lists, including TTPM's "Most Wanted" and the Toy Insider™'s "STEM 10," and has been selected as a finalist in the creative category of the Toy Association's Toy of the Year Awards. Distinguishing honors and awards were received from Good Housekeeping's Annual Toy Awards, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Scholastic Parent & Child®'s 2017 Gold Star Toy Awards. The Droid Inventor Kit also topped major retailers' holiday lists with inclusion as a top tech toy on Amazon's Holiday Toy List, one of Amazon's top 100 toys for the season and one of Walmart's Top Rated by Kids picks. Adding to the kit's popularity is the littleBits Competition: Droid Inventor Kit, which encourages fans and families to submit their own Droid design creations for the chance to win amazing prizes. The competition is currently open at littlebitscompetition.com and will run through January 10, 2018.
With invention at its core, the Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more.
The Droid Inventor Kit includes all the components needed for kids to create their very own Droid. A free app (iOS and Android) completes the experience, providing step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.
- The app guides kids as they put together their Droid and control it in Drive Mode, Self-Nav, Force Mode, and more, making it the ultimate galactic sidekick.
- After mastering their Droid Inventor skills, kids continue on to challenges that spark creativity and inspire them to create unique new Droids.
- Each littleBits electronic block has a different function such as a power, motor, or sensor, which kids can use with their Droid in new and exciting ways.
- Included stickers and in-app missions encourage kids to customize their Droid using crafts or household objects, giving their Droid its own special personality.
- Kids will take pride in creating any Droid they imagine, and parents will love the endless play opportunities.
littleBits empowers kids around the world to become inventors. Founded in 2011 by Ayah Bdeir, its innovative platform of easy-to-use electronic blocks allows anyone to create and prototype with electronics, independent of age, gender or technical ability. As the leader in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) learning, littleBits believes in creating the conditions of invention by creating products that encourage self-directed exploration and problem solving; support grit and tenacity; and create a safe place to experience both failure and accomplishment. The company is dedicated to successfully bridging the gender gap with its gender-neutral platform, attracting an industry high thirty five percent of young girls to invent with littleBits. By embracing STEAM, both girls and boys can invent solutions to the problems that matter to them. The company's products have won over 150 industry awards in the toy and education industries. littleBits is headquartered in New York. For more information and inspiration, go to www.littleBits.cc.
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