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Presents of mind Lego just got a mind of its own. Lisa Russell and Tim Kaye try out the Mindstorms Robotics Invention System.

Until recently you could be secure in the knowledge that when you put your Lego models away at night, they would still be waiting for you in the morning. Nowadays you could wake up to find that they have been partying all night - playing cards, raiding the drinks cabinet or even having a quick game of basketball, while you have been asleep.

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