A New Standard?
LEGO did it again. A new cool and funky “Creative Toolbox” was just launched under the nom de guerre LEGO BOOST! With the LEGO Education WEDO 2.0 set (45300), LEGO introduced a new standard for 6-pole electric connectors, as well as a new motor and new sensors. The WEDO 2.0 electric components (part number 21980) have “LPF 2.0” in their name, which leads me to guess that the new Power Functions system (2.0?) will adopt these connectors as well, making the current ones obsolete. The interesting thing is that the new connectors are used in the LEGO BOOST electronic elements, leaving us wondering if the next generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS will have this compacter connectors as well.
I think so. I hope so.
Also, I hope that all these new sensors and motors will be compatible with the next generation of MINDSTORMS. Or will the name MINDSTORMS disappear, and everything will get under the same LEGO POWER FUNCTIONS 2.0 umbrella? Time will tell.