San Francisco-based startup Flybrix formally began shipping its crash-friendly LEGO drones on Thursday, September 22. The basic package costs $149 and includes everything the user needs to build a drone skeleton from scratch, to later customize it with as many LEGO pieces as the aircraft can support.
A deluxe package, with a handheld controller, costs $249. The company’s website states that Flybrix is the brainchild of Amir (Hirsch), Robb (Walters) and Holly (Kasun). The first two are scientists, alumni from Caltech and MIT and the latter has an M. A. from UW-Madison and handles most of the entrepreneurial effort.