I have LEGO Boost sets and find that they're a great kit for home play (and the sets are designed for home play). They could be good for a MakerSpace as the sets come with a LOT of fun LEGO components but there is no sorting tray or storage tray. I sorted all my LEGO Boost elements into a Container Store drawer storage system.
There is a small growing community of LEGO Boost users sharing ideas (and hacks) on Facebook:
You do need a newer tablet to program, and some users and figuring out how to program on older tablets and with Snap.
Yes, definitely an interesting read, specially as there aren't many other similar reports that look at the big picture.
The other interesting news is the announcement by the chancellor or "£100m for an additional 8,000 fully qualified computer science teachers supported by a new National Centre for Computing" more info about that here: https://schoolsweek.co.uk/budget-2017-100m-national-centre-for-computing-to-train-8000-new-teachers/
HackSpace magazine #1 is out now! Amazing. Just downloaded it for free! Particularly looking forward to reading an interview with Becky Stern- 'How to get paid for making fun things'.
PDF of the first issue is here
One of the great things about this board and company is their support and resources, last week they produced this Lunchbot (a live stream of maker tips) showing how to connect the hummingbird board to makey makey, really cool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1xHvm7clQ