Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Lego Blends Physical And Virtual Blocks

Monday, June 30th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android, Hardware & Peripherals, In The News, iOS
 
Loading...


Lego has a new line of blocks out called Lego Fusion. I know, these are supposed to be for kids, but I want some to play with. I mean, who doesn’t like playing with blocks? If you didn’t use Legos as a kid, you probably played with wooden blocks, Tinker Toys or Lincoln Logs. Kids today sometimes skip the physical blocks for building virtual worlds with apps like Minecraft. But what if you could combine the two?

A new line called Lego Fusion does just that. Each Lego Fusion set comes with a distinct set of bricks and a corresponding downloadable app. Kids (or perhaps me) put the blocks together on a special building plate that enables a smartphone or tablet camera to identify the size and colors of the bricks and transforms the physical creation into a digital 3D creation as well.

Kids can then import their creation into the game and play a series of challenges that require them to use the physical bricks to build solutions to puzzles.

According to Ditte Bruun Pedersen, a senior Lego designer, “In our research, we heard repeatedly from parents that they are constantly battling ‘zombie gaze,’ the experience when their children are immersed in their device screens for large blocks of time. We developed LEGO FUSION with this challenge in mind, creating a play experience that keeps children entertained with the kind of app gameplay they love while giving real reasons to return to the brick pile to creatively build.” 

To start, there will be four Lego Fusion Products:

Town Master – kids create and run their own Lego town. First they build the town and import it into the game. Then they use the app to manage the town and solve the residents’ problems.

Battle Towers – Players build a tower to defend their kingdom against attack and then concentrate of warding off skeleton armies and other evil doers. If their castle is damaged, they have to repair it with the real-world bricks.

Create & Race – Kids design and build cars with bricks and then import them into the game for racing, demolition derby and stunts.

Resort Designer – Players build vacations homes and shops and then use the app to decorate the interiors and complete missions like rescuing dolphins and surfing.

Each set will cost $34.99 and be available starting in August. You can download the app form the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Samsung App Store or Amazon App Store.

~ Cynthia

 

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: