Legos have certainly come a long way since I was a child. Check this out.
"LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT"
Create the smartest, strongest and most advanced LEGO® robot ever, in as few as 30 minutes! The new NXT Intelligent Brick, your robot's "brain," features a powerful 32-bit microprocessor and more memory, plus support for USB 2.0, Bluetooth and more!32-bit microprocessor, plus I can control my lego creations from my mobile phone? The future really is now. Too bad the price tag is about $250.00!
A highly versatile palette of LEGO TECHNIC® elements combines with state-of-the-art ultrasonic, sound, light and touch sensors in the next generation of intuitive robotics. With included Quick-Start guide, easy-to-use software and step-by-step building instructions, beginners and experts alike can create humanoid, vehicle and animal robots that obey every command!
Improved light sensors can detect different colors and intensities, while the new sound sensor enables robots to respond to sound patterns and tones. Robots can really "feel" with improved touch sensors, while ultrasonic "eyes" measure distance and movement.
Programming software is now available for both PC and Macintosh, plus with Bluetooth support, you can even command your robot from your mobile phone!