Meet LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential is a powerful STEAM learning solution for years 6+ that combines LEGO® bricks, Scratch programming language, and a programmable multi-port Hub to help every learner become a confident learner.


Part of the LEGO® Learning System

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential is part of the LEGO® Learning System, and ensures a progression of learning year after year, starting in the lower grades and progressing to the upper primary grades. The consistent unit structure builds a strong foundation for easy progression into secondary education and more advanced learning opportunities with SPIKE™ Prime.

The LEGO® Learning System is an intuitive, inclusive, and highly adaptable hands-on learning system. It future-proofs students’ skills, and makes them confident life-long learners by giving them unlimited possibilities for hands-on, playful STEAM learning.


LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential combines standards-aligned curriculum units, colorful LEGO® elements, a simple coding progression, and intelligent hardware. With the STEAM learning units students of all levels are fully engaged as everything is easily adaptable to any learning environment, making it fast and simple for you and your students to get started and begin learning.

Intuitive, Inclusive and Adaptable Learning Solution


Minifigures with Individual Identities and Characteristics

Students use everyday themes, relatable minifigures with their own personalities, and storytelling to solve problems in an engaging and meaningful way.


Familiar Stackable LEGO® Bricks

Building and hands on learning is made easy and accessible for all ages with simple stackable LEGO® Bricks. The Bridge Pin connects creative system-brick builds to hardware and LEGO® Technic elements.


Intelligent Hardware to Build Smart Creations with Immediate Response

Create engaging, interactive models by connecting the Intelligent Hub, motors, a Light Matrix, and a Color  Sensor - to bring STEAM concepts to life.


Lesson Plans

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential curriculum units are designed around playful narrative-based problem-solving with relatable themes that can develop young students into independent STEAM thinkers.

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential includes 5 units that focus on national standards for both lower and upper primary grades. Each unit is comprised of seven to eight 45-minute lessons, plus language arts and math extensions for each lesson. This is 50 hours of classroom content in total!

During each lesson, students brainstorm and develop creative solutions through trial and error while collaborating with their peers.?

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SPIKE™ Essential Products

Core Set

The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Core Set is the go-to STEAM learning tool for KS 2-3 students. Includes everything you need to get started.

Accesories and Packs

Please visit our LEGO® Education support page to order replacement parts and components for SPIKE™ Prime. Our Creative Consultants will be on hand to advise on your exact requirements and how to order.