Remember Lego? The game that kept busy and happy millions of children worldwide? Now Lego is giving something new to the modern society and tries to pull off children out of their mind – numbing tablet, phone and even PC games.
Enter Lego Fusion, a game that lets people build a virtual playground with the help of real – life bricks. How is this possible? Let’s listen to tech experts who gave the game a ride:
This is the new Lego Fusion, three new sets designed to let you build Lego worlds inside your tablet or phone by using physical bricks in the real world. Build something, capture it, and it becomes a 3D object inside a virtual universe. And then you can play with it just like in a Lego Star Wars game. They are super-fun.
Super – fun they are indeed, but what is even more awesome is that the Lego Fusion game allows children to meet with other children (who also use their Fusion sets) and compete against each other or just have fun together:
each Lego Fusion box comes with 200 Lego pieces, which you can use to build in play in virtual games like “Town Master,” where you have to build a town, “Resort Designer,” a racing game called “Create and Race,” and a game where you have to defend your tower called “Battle Towers.” You can upload all of your physical Lego creations to become part of the game, but each creation joins the larger Lego community where others similarly upload their Fusion sets. This means you can race cars and battle towers with real players and their unique creations, or even let your townspeople visit other players’ towns.
For more conservative parents, this game might not be what they dreamed of in terms of child’s play. It is still an indoor game that still uses tech devices instead of real plastic Lego bricks spread all over the floor or footballs or bicycles or whatever they played with back in their day.
Still, if you can’t take the child out of the computer, you can at least gather a group of children in the same virtual playground and let them interact, socialize, build relationships and develop a sense of group belonging. From a tech point of view, the Lego Fusion is a spectacular product that brings together tech and play and we have a feeling it will appeal a lot to adults too.
Starting this August you will be able to purchase the Town Master, Create & Race and Battle Towers boxes and the Resort Designer in September. All the physical boxes will be available at a price of $35. The added perk to this deal is that the Lego app, for both iOS and Android is free.