MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Retirement FAQs
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 launched in 2013 and has enjoyed a long and incredibly successful journey. The product has now reached its natural end of life and will be listed as “retiring soon” on the LEGO® Education website.
With the changing curriculums in education, we see great opportunities with our newest solutions such as LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime , and are excited to see what the future of LEGO Education will bring. LEGO Education will support updates to the current apps on the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 platform and Consumer Service will be available for tech support and to fulfill tech spare parts until 2023.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. Thank you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 retiring?
EV3 launched in 2013 and has enjoyed a long and incredibly successful performance. It has reached its natural end of life.
When will MINDSTORMS Education EV3 retire?
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 will no longer be available for purchase starting June 30th, 2021. LEGO Education will continue to support the current apps for two years from the exit date.
How long will consumers be able to purchase LEGO Education EV3?
In the U.S., sales will continue until June 30th,2021 depending on stock availability. On July 1st, EV3 will be removed from the U.S. shop page. Customers in markets outside of the U.S. will be able to purchase LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 through partners until the product runs out of stock.
What will happen with MINDSTORM Education EV3 Lesson Plans?
All content will continue to be live and visible for the 2 years maintenance period. After the 2 years, MINDSTORMS Education EV3 lessons will be available on the “retired products” webpage.
Is the product retirement global or will there be a roll out on how it retires across markets?
The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 retirement is global. The solution will be discontinued worldwide on June 30th, 2021. In markets with third-party partners, sales may continue beyond June 30th, 2021 until the partner is out of stock.
How long will customers outside of the U.S. be able to purchase EV3?
Customers in markets outside of the U.S. will be able to purchase LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 through partners until the product runs out of stock.
Who should we contact if they have product questions or issues after June 30th, 2021?
They should still contact Consumer Service for parts and technical support.