The Mindstorms kit can be used to create tens of thousands of robots. This feels so much like the Transformers.
Please also check out some awesome Lego insects below. Not only the insects are made of Lego bricks, so are the boxes! More pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39921048@N04/4086707756/in/set-72157622636976517/
Perhaps another way of educating the public about insects?