Add this one to your Christmas list, Belkin has released a Lego Builder Case for the iPad mini. Incorporating a polycarbonate shell and a smart cover, the party piece is the Lego panel on the rear that you can actually use as a base to build your Lego creations on.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Or something like that. Anyway, awesome news for fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as the tie-in title with Lego is now finally available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad. Take the precious to Mordor and cast it into the fires of Mount Doom as you follow the story through all three chapters in the series.
This isn't a phone, or a tablet, or any other kind of device, but it is possibly the star of the show here in Berlin at IFA 2013. What it is, is an LTE tower constructed by the folks at Vodafone Germany, entirely made using Lego bricks. Who knows how long it actually took to put together, or how many Vodafone Germany employees were drafted in to put together this gargantuan structure, but it's impressive. Very, very impressive. So I couldn't leave the show without sharing it, though no amount of images could ever truly show how big this thing really is.
What you see here isn't one of those special edition Lego sets – like the new DeLorean of which I am a proud owner – this is a custom job and is the work of one Jon Lazar. The painstakingly constructed replica is an Apple Retail Store in every detail, from the 'glass' front to the tables set up inside filled with iPhones and iPads.
The DC Comics universe has come together on iOS in the newly released Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes, now available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The iOS version is based on the 2012 videogame of the same name, and brings the same great experience to the touchscreen.
Lego MINDSTORMS have long been the subject of big geek love, giving us the ability to build and control our own robots. With EV3, they get even better for iOS users, since the control part can now be done with -- wait for it! -- our iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
There will be 17 models offered initially. The only bad news? It doesn't ship until later this year. We'll keep you updated, of course, and in the meantime Mobile Nations's own Ashley Esqueda braved snake bites and robot roulette at CES 2013 to capture the video proof above, so check it out.
Then let me know what kind of robot army... I mean, peaceful robot companions... you're going to build.
Well known children’s toy company LEGO is bringing its toys into the digital age with the upcoming release of “Life of George”. The game consists of three main parts, a pile of LEGO blocks, a play mat and most importantly an iPhone app.
The idea of the game is to build the models shown on the iPhone with the actual Lego blocks. When a player thinks they have completed the model they need to take a picture with the iPhone or iPod touch. The app will then calculate a score based on the speed and accuracy of the finished model.
The Developers over at Pheromone Labs are working on a photography app for a client and one of their duties is to take ten to fifteen thousand test photos with the app. This is a time-consuming and daunting to task, so the developers came up with a creative solution: a picture-taking LEGO robot!
The idea was simple: build a set of arms driven by a motor. The arms would then simulate a user taking photos with the iPad. After discussing the idea with our resident rock star and creative genius Mathieu Savage, we located a Lego Mindstorm set belonging to our champion story teller and master of analytics Tom Boutet.
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 is now available in the App Store for $4.99. It's a universal binary but they do warn that iPad owners will need to wait for iOS 4.2.
The game features most of the scenes from the first four installments of the epic series including the Triwizard Tournament, the Quidditch World Cup, the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets and much more. Aside from that you can also play as over 100 different characters while completing tasks and flying around on brooms! The game also takes advantage of the iPhone 4's retina display for an even better gaming experience.
If you are a fan of anything Harry Potter then you should be happy to know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for iPhone and iPad will be hitting the App Store soon.
Unless you're a true Muggle, you already know this game will focus on Harry's first four years at Hogwarts and his struggle against you-know-who, but here are the details:
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will bring the world of LEGO Harry Potter to life on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, giving gamers the power to play with LEGO characters and models in a brand new way. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies, LEGO Harry Potter builds on the foundations of previous LEGO videogames by offering a mix of fun, accessible gameplay and light-hearted humour – which appeals to all ages. Players will explore and feel as though they are ‘at Hogwarts’.
Are you excited to see not only a LEGO game but a LEGO Harry Potter game hit the App Store? Tell us if you will soon have a new addicting game that you will be practicing your magic on in the comments below!
Check out a few sneak peek screenshots after the break!