In fact, this kit has already been incorporated as the “grade-school level component of Dean Kamen's For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) science competition, wherein students build robots that compete in mini soccer and other mini forms of arena-based sports.” The Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics invention system mainly allows users to create and control robots using programmable motors and sensors. These robots can be controlled remotely via wireless Bluetooth or a USB cable, or through programs running autonomously on the robot.
Given its functionality and high potential learning platform, Mindstorms kits are valued in classrooms, and are sold and used as educational tools, originally through a partnership between Lego and the MIT Media Laboratory. The kit has an educational version called Lego Mindstorms for Schools, and comes with the ROBOLAB GUI-based programming software, developed at Tufts University, which uses the National Instruments LabVIEW as an engine.
If I had a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit, the first thing I'd make is... a robot which could bring back my phone whenever i forgot it downstairs...