LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3: 12 Bonus Models

The LEGO Group has just revealed the 12 official bonus models that you can build with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 set. They were designed by members of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, and they’re officially endorsed by LEGO. Some of them also appear on the EV3 packaging. I’ve grouped all 12 projects by category below.

The projects will be available as free downloads in the EV3 programming software – just click ‘more robots’ in the start screen of the EV3 software. You can also download them separately here: LINK.



RAC3R | A Racing Truck | Designed by Laurens Valk

ROBODOZ3R | The Bulldozer | Designed by Mark Crosbie

BOBB3E | Forklift Truck | Designed by Kenneth Madsen

Creatures & Droids

DINOR3X | The Dinosaur | Designed by Lasse Lauesen

EV3D4 | The new R2D2 | Designed by Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

EV3MEG | Line Follower | Designed by Martijn Boogaarts

KRAZ3 | Wall-E gone crazy | Designed by Marc-André Bazergui


MR. B3AM | Sorts LEGO Beams by Length | Designed by Kenneth Madsen

PLOTT3R | Draws Letters on Paper Rolls | Designed by Ralph Hempel


WACK3M | Arcade Game | Designed by Martijn Boogaarts

SH3LL Game | Follow the hidden red ball | Designed by Ricardo Oliveira

EL3CTRIC GUITAR | Play Music with EV3 | Designed by Daniele Benedettelli

All bonus model designs copyright by their respective owners. All 12 photographs in this post copyright by The LEGO Group, used with permission.

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33 Responses to LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3: 12 Bonus Models

  1. Paul Cobbaut says:

    MR. B3AM looks small for a beam sorter, interesting!

  2. ryan harris says:

    superb but not more interesting

  3. Emile Bosman says:

    Where are the building plans available for download?

  4. Lama-mantis says:

    can you give more info about the robots?

  5. Andry says:

    can you give me building instruction sir? thanks

  6. Lama-mantis says:

    Are the building instructions also available as pdf?

  7. didi says:

    all robot plans are on the ev3 lego hime page

  8. andreas says:

    what happneed to ev3d4?

  9. Thi Thi says:

    I am EV3 Educator. I like this link. I know new EV3 Design from this link.
    Thank yu very much.


    Could you make some more robots, I have no inspiration and dont know what to build.

  11. DeutzD17 says:

    Hi ich habe den raceTruck gebaut und er es gut aber das Programm dafür finde ich nicht mehr! Könnte mir jemand helfen?

  12. kiran Gupta says:

    Hello Laurens,cant thank you enough for this book.I run a Lego based educational program in India and will be introducing Mindstorms soon this year. Thanks to your book Robotics is so much fun n learning:-)
    I somehow cant open this link for the bonus models,nor can I find them in the ev3 education software. Look fwd to your reply.


  13. Barnabas Beres says:

    Hi,We have built one of the bonus models, the EV3GAME successfully, but we do not find any place to download the program from. We spent hours sercing the web and found only the pdf for building instructions but nowhere any programs to operate any of the robots. PLEASE help us to find the download site! Thanks a lot!

  14. Barnabas Beres says:

    Thanks a lot! it was quick:) It was the only place we were not looking for it:)

  15. mel says:

    Hi. We built the race truck, downloaded the software from the lego web site. Unfortunately we encounter some problems while using the remote control version. It seems that as long as we drive the truck straight forward or backwards everything is fine. But after we use the right or left buttons for the first time it will be stuck. Only reset will restart the functions.
    Anyone got the same problem? Is it a software issue? Or maybe a bug in the program?

    • Hiddemans says:

      > after we use the right or left buttons for the first time
      > it will be stuck. Only reset will restart the functions.
      I had a similar problem but traced it back to the Medium motor thinking that it’s current position is zero, even after moving all the way left or right! The reason (I think) is that the wire is not fully clicked in the Medium motor so maybe commands get through but position data does not get back. Plugging the wire in and out a few times and positional data comes through as tested with the USB lead connected.

  16. Risya says:

    Thanks James, the programs is stitnarg well. But there is the next problem at my MacBook: There are no pictures in the Building Instructions at the right side of the program screen, while the number of building steps will be posted correct.

  17. bill 1234 says:

    hello where are the building instructions icant acces them

  18. bill 1234 says:

    hello where are the building instructions I can’t see them

  19. Brandon says:


  20. nnk says:

    The “D4”is cool too,(it looks like r2d2 robot)

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