Time to get these velociraptors a new alpha.
Mattel’s Kamigami Jurassic World Velociraptor “Blue” Robot Kit is just want fans need to fuel their prehistoric play in the weeks leading up to the highly anticipated Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film. Available in two different styles—including Blue and the new hybrid Indoraptor—robot enthusiasts can use their smart device and the Kamigami app to make their new robotic friends move just like real dinosaurs.
Before assembling your Kamigami robot, you’ll need to download the free Kamigami Jurassic World companion app—free for both iOS and Android devices—and access the online assembly instructions. The main shell of the robot is composed of lightweight, plastic pieces that you can fold and snap together with ease. Other components include a core module, snap rivets, and pre-assembled arms and legs. There are no tools required to construct the bot, so building it is a breeze.
Once your bot is built, the power is in your hands. Featuring a drag-and-drop interface, the app lets you customize your robots’ movements and interactions, and even lets you control lighting and sound effects via Bluetooth. As you put mileage on your dinosaurs, you can complete challenges and unlock new abilities to further your play. And as you progress, you can “evolve” your velociraptor by changing its eye color, charge attack, and more. The app scratches the surface of important STEM skills like robotics engineering, coding, and logic, so there is some learning to be had as well.
The coolest part about these Kamigami robots is how they move. Each bot features sensor array technology, which uses an accelerometer, a gyroscope, an IR transmitter (what is that? idk.), and an IR sensor to help make the robot’s movement more lifelike.
Kamigami robots operate best on flat, hard surfaces. A wood or tile floor is ideal, but a concrete or brick driveway will also work when the summer sun calls for outdoor play.