LEGO is a very popular brand of construction toy that first came out in the late 1940s. The toy is all about plastic interlocking bricks, a whole gamut of gears, mini figures and other parts that are connected and assembled.
The assembled figure could take on the form of a building or a vehicle or a robot or a whole city complex. The pieces could be taken out again to re-do or even make a different object should you wish to. This toy is so popular that it has its own supportive subculture such as themed parks, movies, contests and games (video and otherwise). To date there are cool iPhone applications that LEGO fans will love.
LEGO Harry Potter
Years 1-4 has a rating of 4/5.m The LEGO Harry Potter is the complete PlayStation portable game tweaked for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The LEGO Harry Potter takes you through the first 4 years of Harry’s stay at Hogwarts. The iPhone game has 40 varied scenes that touch on both major and minor events in Harry’s life at Hogwarts- from Quidditch games to the serpent in the Chamber of Secrets. Get ready for LEGO stud collecting and unlocking of characters. There are close to 100 characters in the game. It costs $4.99.
LEGO Batman For iPhone
Gotham City Games is not like the Batman version played in consoles. This pack is more like a series of mini games that could be played in two modes: Story Mode and Free Play Mode. The Story Mode will find you all over crime-ridden Gotham City where you’ll encounter various villains through mini-games. The Free Play Mode gives you an isometric view of the city thereby giving you the option to choose which mini-game you prefer. LEGO Batman has shortcomings but for $0.99, it’s not so bad.
LEGO Creationary is a great iPhone game for kids
The object of the game is to guess what is being built with the LEGO bricks. There are four categories to choose from-vehicles, nature, things or buildings. You have to “roll” the LEGO dice to find out what category you are guessing. There are four possible answers and to choose, tap the illustration of the one which you think is being built. The less time spent guessing, the more points you earn. The game progresses to a more challenging level. Guess wrong and the game ends. Cost: $0.99
LEGO Step by Step
Is actually a tutorial for putting together simple Lego construction toys. This iPhone tool is helpful for those who lost their LEGO instructions manual. There are 10 schemes or digital instructions included in this application. They are: Hen and Chicken; Blue Bus; Adventurer Car; Thunder Blazer; Doctor’s Car; Coast Guard Helicopter; Island Racer; Quard Bike; Tractor and Scorpion Buggy. This is a free iPhone application.
Is a fun iPod Touch & iPhone application as it wills “legolize” your face. This iPhone application affords users to convert their photos into realistic-looking LEGO mosaics. This free application software makes use of the iPhone’s built-in camera to snap the photo and LEGO photo app will do the rest. The mosaics come in varied color groupings. The mosaic can be saved and share through the iPhone.Bricasso is an app that deals with actual LEGO building. A 3D interface lets the user build simple models using virtual bricks. The constructed object becomes more interesting because of the swappable backgrounds. The graphics are not as authentic-looking as they look cartoony. However, user rating for this LEGO iPhone app is 4/5. Its cost is only 99 cents.
iRate LEGO Pro
Is a LEGO application for the iPod Touch & iPhone but it is not actually a game but sort of a LEGO community online. Users of the application can browse on the creations of other users. They can also create their own actual LEGO project, take photos and upload them for others to see. To date, there are around 250,000 downloads of this application.
Life of George
This iPhone app is unique as it’s a combination of iPhone application and actual LEGO bricks for a fun experience. The object of the game is for you to build LEGO bricks patterned after the illustrations given by the iPhone app before time runs out. The illustrations are “photos” taken by George in his travels.
Tapping the blank photo album brings out the LEGO design that you have to build using the colored plastic bricks. Assemble the bricks, lay it on the play mat then use the iPhone’s camera to scan the finished brick creation. You will then get rewards based on how fast you built the bricks and how accurate your creation is. The price is $29.99.
There are other LEGO applications for the iPhone that we have not tried. If you have any recommendations, we’d be glad to hear about them.