SPIKE™ Essential Set 45345
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LEGO® Education 45345 SPIKE™ Essential Set

The Lego set SPIKE™ Essential Set with the Lego number 45345 is part of the LEGO Education theme and is recommended for ages 6+. The set was released in August of 2021. It contains 4 minifigures. The model consists of a total of 449 parts and we estimate it takes you around 1 hour to build it.
The set weighs around 1.681 kg in total. The recommended retail price is 319.95$.
Our Brickfact Lego price comparison compares prices from 1 shop for this set. Currently Lego.com has the lowest price at 319.95$. This corresponds to a per piece price of 0.71$. Unfortunately the set is not available with a discount anymore.
You will also receive 2080 Insiders points if you decide to buy the set from the official Lego store. You can exchange them for discount coupons for future purchases.
The Part-Out-Value (POV) is the sum of all part prices paid on bricklink.com for this set. It is about 561.25$. You save around 241.30$ if you buy this set directly at Lego.com instead of purchasing the bricks on bricklink.com. Therefore, the current best offer has a POV rate of 1.75. The POV Rate is the ratio of Part-Out-Value to the current best price on Brickfact.com.

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Set Information

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Building Time
1 hour
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Begin of Life

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1.681 kg

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Minifigures from 45345 SPIKE™ Essential Set

The SPIKE™ Essential Set set includes 4 different minifigures, 4 of which are unique to this set. The combined value of the minifigures is 7.26$, which is ~2% of the RRP of this set.
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Plain Blue Torso with Blue Arms, Green Short Legs, Medium Nougat Spiky Hair
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Plain Bright Green Torso with Bright Green Arms, Dark Purple Legs, Black Bobbed Hair
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Plain Magenta Torso with Magenta Arms, Orange Legs, Reddish Brown Side Ponytail
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Plain Red Torso with Red Arms, Dark Azure Legs, Black Tousled Hair
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Official Set Description for LEGO 45345 SPIKE™ Essential Set

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential gets primary school students excited about hands-on STEAM learning. This playful, narrative-based learning experience is part of the LEGO Learning System and encourages students to investigate STEAM concepts while contributing to literacy, math, and social-emotional development.This 449-piece set comes with 4 minifigures with their own personalities, who act as storytellers to make problem-solving relatable to all students. Icon- and word-based block coding withsimple hardware – including an intelligent 2-port Hub, 2 Small Motors, a Light Matrix, and a Color Sensor – also bring students’ creations to life. The set also includes a colorful selection of familiar and age-appropriate LEGO bricks, replacement elements, and a durable storage box with color-coded sorting trays to ease the building process and classroom management.Part of the LEGO Learning System, SPIKE Essential offers 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, standards-aligned STEAM lessons. Each lesson includes comprehensive online lesson plans with math and language arts extensions. We also provide assessment rubrics and videos to support teachers. To further build teachers’ confidence and prepare them for successful STEAM teaching using the LEGO Learning System, SPIKE Essential is supported by a comprehensive professional development program.
  • 4 relatable minifigures with diverse identities and characteristics foster problem-solving and social-emotional learning.
  • Includes 2 Small Motors, a Color Sensor, 3x3 Color Light Matrix, and an intelligent Small Hub with 2 I/O ports, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-axis gyro and a rechargeable Li-ion battery with micro USB charging and connection port.
  • 449-piece set also includes a selection of familiar LEGO® bricks and replacement elements for intuitive and easy construction.
  • Sturdy storage box with color-coded sorting trays for easy classroom management.
  • The SPIKE™ App, featuring age-appropriate icon- and word-based coding based on Scratch, helps develop student coding skills.
  • 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, standards-aligned lessons encourage independent STEAM thinking through playful, narrative-based problem-solving.
  • Comprehensive teaching resources for each lesson give every teacher confidence to deliver engaging lessons.Key learning values
  • Develop computational thinking skills, including creating and modifying sequences, testing, debugging, and using loops.
  • Explore the engineering design process, including defining a problem, brainstorming solutions, and testing and refining prototypes.
  • Investigate the scientific concepts of energy, energy transfer, and collision.
  • Strengthen oral communication skills as students discuss their experiences collaboratively.
  • Engage in narrative-based problem-solving.
  • Develop social-emotional language by helping a main story character solve a problem.

Building Instruction for LEGO 45345 SPIKE™ Essential Set

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