Before you start
The software for NXT 2.0 (set 8547) can’t be installed on Macs running OS 10.10 Yosemite.

Downloading the Software

Please uninstall any previous versions of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® software first. You’ll need administrator rights for the computer on which you want to install the program.

Use the links below to download a copy of the software for your NXT 2.0 from set 8547. The Safari Web Browser doesn’t recognize the download as a .ZIP file. We recommend that Mac users download with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 – Windows
MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 – Mac


Instructions for Windows Users

  1. Extract the downloaded .ZIP file into a folder on your computer.
  2. Once you have extracted the .ZIP file, open the folder and double-click the file named “Autorun.exe”
  3. Follow on-screen the instructions to install the software.
  4. You may need to restart your system after the installation is done.

To start the program, double click the MINDSTORMS NXT Software icon on your desktop. The first time you start the program it may take a couple of minutes to get ready.



Instructions for Mac Users

  1. Make sure you allow installations from anywhere, not just from the Mac App Store and identified developers. You can view or change this setting under “Security & Privacy” in your System Preferences.
  2. Extract the downloaded .ZIP file into a folder on your computer.
  3. Once you have extracted the .ZIP file, open the folder and double-click the file named “Install”. In the security warning that pops up, select “Don’t warn me when opening packages from this disk image” and click OK.
  4. The NXT 2.0 installation menu will launch. Simply select your preferred language and follow the on-screen instructions.

To start the program, select “LEGO Mindstorms NXT” from your Applications and click Mindstorms NXT. The first time you start the program it may take a couple of minutes to get ready.