Modular robots are all the rage in 2016 it would seem, but that’s a good thing, because it means you can build yours exactly to your own specification rather than how the manufacturer thinks you want your new best buddy.

Robo Wunderkind is another robot claiming to be as easy as building a machine from Lego.

However, unlike the Ziro Robotics kit, Robo Wunderkind uses bricks that actually look like Lego and help kids learn to code (another trend we’ve seen a lot of in the past few months).

The blocks are designed to teach children how algorithms and code works, with different electronic elements in each of the bricks. The best thing is, the blocks actually can be pieced together with Lego bricks to make the outer shell something more recognisable and to add extras such as wheels, wings, a face or anything else they may wish to add on.

Children can simply choose which elements they’d like in their robot and then can programme their machine with their smartphone or tablet.

“We created a programming language that is very easy to understand for children. They don’t need to write codes, they just need to drag and drop blocks,”co-founder and CEO Rustem Akishbekov told TechCrunch.

The opportunities are endless with Robo Wunderkind. Whether you want to build a car, a personal assistant, measure the weather, or a musical instrument that reacts to touch, you can. Just got together the blocks with the embedded sensors and then get coding.

Robo Wunderkind is due to start shipping in September this year, although those enthusiastic enough to pre-order can do so by supporting The campaign on Kickstarter and to receive one of the first kits to hit the wild.

The basic kit is being given away for $79 (RRP $149) with nine cubes, but if you’d like a wider selection of components, you can upgrade to 15 cubes by paying $249. The biggest kit is available for $399, with 25 cubes including a camera and weather module.