Makeblock Will be Available in John Lewis Department Stores

LONDON, October 26, 2016

Makeblock is proud to announce its new partnership with John Lewis. The long-established department store will offer innovative Makeblock products and kits to millions of John Lewis customers across the United Kingdom.

Makeblock’s mBot, mBot Ranger and Codeybot, will be available on the shelves of John Lewis, offer fun with purpose. Founded upon a DIY platform, all of Makeblock’s products and kits can be easily assembled by users starting at eight years old and allow all ages to experiment with the principles of mechanics and engineering in a fun, creative process.

“In a country with a proud history of engineering, our products aspire to help shoppers of John Lewis participate in the next technical revolution,” says Jasen Wang, CEO and Founder of Makeblock. “We hope to inspire and grow skills in science, technology, engineering, and math in the younger generation by also making it effortless and fun.”

Makeblock’s easy programming and coding application helps users to quickly make the jump from hardware to software to make robots do almost anything with an intuitive graphic system that makes programming easy to anyone.

Makeblock’s Robotics products and kits are available now online and will be in John Lewis stores across the UK. Prices start at £79.99 and make the perfect holiday gift for kids eight and up.

John Lewis has 47 stores around the United Kingdom and is dedicated to quality service for merchandise “never knowingly undersold.”

About Makeblock

Founded in 2012, Makeblock is a leading DIY robotics construction platform that helps turn ideas into reality for makers and STEM learners. Makeblock provides various mechanical parts and electronic modules, such as beams, plates, connectors, motors, brackets, sensors, drivers, controllers and more. Having delighted over 400,000 makers, students, educators from 140+ countries and still growing, Makeblock has become one of the best robotics companies to make a difference in what creativity your mind can unleash.