LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set 45345

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The Go-To STEAM Learning Solution for Primary School 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.  What's in...
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The Go-To STEAM Learning Solution for Primary School

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. 


What's in the box?

  •  4 relatable minifigures with diverse identities and characteristics foster problem-solving and social-emotional learning.
  • Includes 2 Small Motors, a Colour Sensor, 3x3 Colour 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.

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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.

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App

The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ App offers a simple introduction to programming with intuitive word-block coding based on Scratch. As pupils build their skills, they can explore text-based coding with Python. Click here to download the SPIKE™ App.

Curriculum-Aligned Lesson Plans

In addition to Getting Started material, the SPIKE™ App comes with 5 unit plans of curriculum-aligned STEAM content focusing on data science, engineering and computer science. Designed for pupils in secondary school and optimised for 45-minute lessons, these units accelerate STEAM learning by consistently engaging pupils in critical thinking to solve complex problems. Click here to view your units and lesson plans.

Professional Development

SPIKE™ Essential is supported by a comprehensive competency-based professional development programme that equips teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to facilitate meaningful STEAM learning experiences that empower their pupils to succeed. For more information on the specifications on the SPIKE Essential Set, please click here, to be redirected to LEGO® Education resources.

The LEGO Learning System


Future-proof your pupils’ skills and make them confident life-long learners by giving them unlimited possibilities for hands-on, playful STEAM learning with the new LEGO® Learning System.

With a range of interconnected solutions that work seamlessly together, the Learning System makes STEAM learning easier to implement.

The intuitive, inclusive and highly adaptable system meets every pupil where they are on their learning journey. A progression of curriculum-aligned learning units, LEGO® bricks, intuitive hardware and programming helps pupils of all ages develop essential skills, like creativity and critical thinking.

With this research-backed learning system, abstract concepts become tangible as pupils move from simple explorations to tackling increasingly complex real-world challenges. Activities such as building, prototyping and storytelling facilitate multi-modal experiences that help pupils learn STEAM concepts more quickly and at a deeper level.

Built-in scaffolding makes it easy for pupils and teachers to get started and move seamlessly through the learning experiences. The LEGO® Learning System is fully supported with personalised professional development resources that progress across year levels and inspire teachers to continue to master vital competencies.

This easy-to-adopt system offers solutions that work with or without technology. Implement the full system at once or introduce individual solutions over time. Used together, the solutions unlock even more learning opportunities to build confidence and empower every pupil to succeed.

Key Attributes 

A true STEAM solution

Every lesson is designed to help pupils develop a full range of STEAM skills, using familiar LEGO® building elements and minifigures to help connect abstract concepts to real-life experiences.

Built-in scaffolding for easy adoption

Easy implementation in the classroom and across the school, along with the support of built-in scaffolding and professional development, allows teachers to focus on their pupils and drive successful learning outcomes.

A toolbox to unlock unlimited possibilities

Deliver unlimited STEAM learning possibilities with an interconnected system of solutions that work seamlessly together, driving familiarity over time to unlock deeper learning across year levels, with or without technology.

An integrated continuum of learning

Inspire pupils of all ages with exciting STEAM solutions that build knowledge and skills year over year, in their own classrooms or at the national and global competitions, encouraging collaboration and teamwork.

Playful learning experiences

Engage pupils and teachers with solutions backed by over 40 years of experience in creating joyful learning experiences based on learning-through-play principles.

A brand you know & love

A familiar brand known for playful, hands-on learning experiences and high-quality products that support creativity and critical thinking year after year.

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