More and more kids are opting to play virtual games these days. Lego Fusion acknowledges this fact, but it also encourages children to go back to playing and creating with their own two hands. This new game developed by The Lego Group combines old-school brick by brick Lego play with virtual app-based gaming.
How it works
The game console comes with the downloadable app for iOS and Android devices and approximately 200 Lego bricks that come in four distinct sets, namely Town Master, Battle Towers, Create and Race, and Resort Designer. The console comes with a capture plate that works like a foundation for the pieces and that enables the app to distinguish the brick’s size, color and type.
The physical brick structure created will then be imported to the game interface by simply taking a photo of it. The app automatically transforms 2D creations into three-dimensional forms, making them fit into the virtual gameplay seamlessly.
Aimed at 7-12 year olds, the game revolves around environments depending on the game set’s theme. Battle Towers challenges the gamer to build a stronger fortress as the doom of being overruled by another kingdom lurks. In Create and Race, the player has to create a sturdy and effective car with the physical bricks, which will undergo races, stunts and demolition challenges. Build shops, restaurants and buildings to keep your townspeople happy in Town Master, while in Resort Designer, you have to create a beautiful summer resort.
The game aims to challenge a child’s imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills as they are confronted with different tasks and situations where they have to keep on designing and creating new structures along the way. The beauty about encouraging kids to build bricks with their own hands is that it brings them back to the real world in a sense that they get to experiment in a more active way rather than just toggling controls and buttons on their devices.
The kits cost $35 dollars each and will be available in the US in this month.