Reee-bot the Roving Robot Reporter here…
Rumor has it that an updated NXT Mindstorms is to be released possibly this summer. At the recent Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair the 8547 Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 was on display. The home version kit (not sure if there will be also an education version) will include 612 elements, a color sensor in addition to the other sensors, instructions for 4 new robot models & it looks like there will be a remote control feature. My cousin Alpha Rex has a new make-over – Wow!
For info & photos of the new models go to: http://thenxtstep.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-8547-mindstorms-nxt-20.html
More photos: http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/21837/image1.jpg