By Jack Millner, for CNN
December 19, 2012 — Updated 1610 GMT (0010 HKT)
(CNN) — It’s being billed as “Lego for adults” and could mean your fondness for construction toys may no longer be just a guilty pleasure.
The new robotics kit created by China-based Makeblock provides all you need to relive your childhood, with nearly 100 Lego-compatible mechanical and electronic components.
But this time around you’re building robots for real, assembling modules that can create walking spider robots, beverage bots, or even your very own Wall-E.
“Makeblock is an aluminum version of Lego bricks,” explains Makeblock founder Jasen Wang. “Like Lego, parts can connect to each other easily and flexibly, but you don’t need nuts to make the connections, since we have a clever threaded slot design.”