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Hacking the freemium model with a Lego robot while the gamer sleeps

If you’ve ever felt freemium city-building games on iOS were a little repetitive, you may want to employ a robot to your aid, like Uli Kilian has done with Lego Technic and an Arduino. He’s set up his game of Jurassic Park Builder so that 11 dinosaurs that you tap regularly for rewards are close to one another, and programmed the arm to tap each of them at their designated timer intervals. For example, one dino offers up rewards every ten minutes, and another every fifteen minutes. By putting his iPad on a series of Lego wheels which move the screen around as needed, and an arm that taps the target areas and can also hold to pan around the park, Uli can have his game collecting resources 24/7.

You know the phrase "I could do this in my sleep"? Uli actually does.

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Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is now available for iPhone and iPad

Of all the Lego games to have launched for iPhone and iPad in recent times, Lego Star Wars is possibly the one many of us have waited on the most. Now it's time to grab your Lightsabers as Warner Bros. has made The Complete Saga with all six episodes available in the App Store now.

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Add some Lego style to your iPad mini with Belkin's new case

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.

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Destroy the precious in Lego Lord of the Rings, now available for iPhone and iPad

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.

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The star of IFA 2013 may just be made out of Lego

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.

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Custom built Lego Apple Store is...awesome!

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.

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Save Gotham City in Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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.

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Lego MINDSTORMS EV3 brings robot might to iPhone, iPad

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.

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LEGO embracing the digital age with Life of George iPhone and iPod touch game [video]

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.

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Developers use LEGO robot to take 10,000 test photos

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.

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