Reasons to buy the Lego Mindstorms Education NXT kit
1. A choice of wheel sizes; 4 big ones, 4 smaller thin ones and 2 small wide ones.
2. Three lamps, that connect through the converter cables to the motor ports. (The sensor ports do not supply enough current.)
4. And of course the minifig, with choice of baseball cap or ponytail, something else I promised a picture of.
5. The LME NXT software includes blocks for the old RCX/Technic motors, the Technic lamps and the old RCX sensors (touch, rotation, light & temperature). As shown below. Hopefully these blocks will be available as a downloadable add-on for the shop bought kits when the conversion cables go on sale.
Important note: Lego Education kits are distributed according to territories. I guess this is to do with providing support to the schools and colleges who make such purchases. You should order from a company that distributes to your delivery address. You can local distributors from this page: