Aug 31, 2007

NXT-G 1.1 free for purchase after May 7, 2007

Those of you who purchased an NXT retail kit after May 7, 2007 will be able to get the upgrade to NXT-G (version 1.1) free. The official announcement will be made soon, so keep an eye on the official MINDSTORMS webpage.

18 comments:

CATpit contractor said...

Any idea how they are going to handle those who bought their sets on eBay (like me)?

Jim Kelly said...

No idea... sorry. I imagine there will have to be some sort of proof provided, most likely from a purchase receipt.

peter hoh said...

Catpit, let us know if your ebay purchase is recognized by LEGO and you get your upgrade for free.

Anonymous said...

just tried to upgrade my lego edu software

steps
1) uninstalled prior version
2) installed 1.1 version

result
Installer issue popup:
"we are unable to test bluetoothbackup"

installation process is frozen.

I never had bt on this machine. I hope this it not now a requirement

Anonymous said...

nevermind. turns out all I need to to was kill the dialog warning. LEGO could have put an proceed/cancel button on the thing.

Anonymous said...

I personally feel that they should not be charging people for a .1 upgrade of the software. Maybe if it was version 2.0.
NXT has only been around a little over a year now. I bought my 1st set for my birthday in September last year right after they went on sale.
I don't know why they bothered stipulating May 2007 when they could just as easily offered it free to all the die hard fans who rushed out and bought it right away.
It seems like the people who were the most eager to get the NXT are now the ones who are being punished and have to pay for not waiting.

Anonymous said...

If 1.1 was required for you to use your robot kit I'd say you have a valid complaint. But 1.0 will work just fine and no one is forcing you to buy 1.1. 20$ is not a bad price for an upgrade a year after you purchased the kit but there are always going to be those that want it for free. Lego can't win on this no matter what they do. There will be the same people a year from now complaining when 2.0 comes out and Lego charges for it.

Anonymous said...

1.1 doesn't work just fine on intel macs. The software is just plain bad, and bluetooth is inoperable. Lego represented that an update would be forthcoming to make the software a Universal Binary and to add bluetooth support. Well, it has been a year, and finally the update is here... for more money.

Wesley G. said...

I was looking for the new 1.1 software that Lego had been promissing. I have a Macbook Pro and the bluetooth does not work with with the original software. Lego did not mention that they would charge for simple bug fixes.

Anonymous said...

I bought a NXT in July 2007 to use with my Mac Book Pro. After spending hours trying to get Bluetooth to work and googling for answers I found this thread.

Lego should be embarrassed at their behaviour. Not what I expect from a company I have lover since I was a boy.

Anonymous said...

I got the NXT set and love it i downloaded the program on another computer and when i tried downloadng it on mine it sad unable to check your component bluetoothbackup i dont think my computer has it i hope i cant load it with out bluetooth becuase if not its going to be a bummer...

from R

Anonymous said...

my comment on to has a lot of mistakes sorry if some people didn't understand...

from R

pendragon is cool!

Anonymous said...

all people should but NXT it is the best lego kit ever created!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

NXT all the way!!!!!

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dan said...

Please i need you're help
i need "Lego Mindstorms Edu NXT ver 1.1 "
where can i donwload it?
my teacher told me that i can download it but i don't find a download i to download it for FLL (First Lego League) class
and i did got the CD because the kid that have it is sick at the swan flu and is at the hospital

Can someone give me a link for download :O

Dan

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