This company wants you to build your own drone out of LEGO bricks and then crash it

Posted at 8:03 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 08:03:27-04

One company is encouraging people to build their own drones and then crash them over and over again.

Flybrix has introduced a DIY drone kit complete with LEGO bricks. The idea is to get people to engineer their own wonderful creations while learning about technology, engineering and aerodynamics. 

According to a news release from the company, it only takes about 15 minutes to assemble a flying machine.

The kit comes with LEGO bricks, quick connect motors and propellers, and an open source flight control circuit board - just to name a few things.

Flybrix was developed by MIT, Caltech and UW Madison grads - and is aimed at helping kids learn STEM skills, according to the company.

The basic kit starts at about $150.