Is this an official LEGO product?

No, it is not.

The Virtual Robotics Toolkit a third party add-on from Cogmation Robotics that compliments the existing LEGO programming and design tools that are available.

Cogmation Robotics are not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group in any way, shape, or form.


From LEGO Education:

Dear LEGO® Education trade partner,

This letter is to inform you of a new simulation product named Virtual Robotics Toolkit that is fully compatible with LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit is developed and sold by Cogmation Robotics, a Canadian-based company that develops software for the virtual design, control, and simulation of robots.

Read more about Cogmation here:

This simulation environment offers an expansion of the LEGO MINDSTORMS experience as it enables users to design, build and program LEGO MINDSTORMS robots anywhere at any time.

All the knowledge and work can be easily transferred from the simulated world to the real LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. The programming of the virtual LEGO MINDSTORMS robot requires pre-purchase and installation of the actual EV3 software.

Cogmation and LEGO Education have no formal partnership but have had a good dialog on how to provide a relevant simulation environment for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education. LEGO and LEGO Education do not officially endorse or approve the Virtual Robotics Toolkit and do not guarantee the quality of the user experience and technology used.

If you wish to learn more about the Virtual Robotics Toolkit simulation technology and find out if this is a product you would like to offer to your own EV3 customers, please contact Cogmation directly at

Best regards,

Peter Thesbjerg

Sr. Marketing Manager

LEGO Education


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