The EV3 is the newest Mindstorms set produced by LEGO. Included in the set are more than 550 technic pieces, sensors, and motors. It was officially announced by LEGO on January 4th, 2013, and was released on August 1st, 2013 in the US, and throughout the month in other countries.
This is an Official description from the LEGO® Group. Please do not modify it in any way.LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 has arrived! Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we’ve ever developed, unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command Robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. Grab the enclosed remote control and take on challenging ready-made missions or download the free app and command your Robot using your smart device. Want to share your own creations and be inspired by others? Logon to LEGO.com/mindstorms to access loads of cool content and interact with a huge online community of other LEGO MINDSTORMS fans. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot revolution has begun!