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News LEGO releasing sets that communicate with virtual world

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  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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  2. Guinevere

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    If the games are good, this could be so cool.

    The difference between this and skylanders is that with fusion you actually have to do something with the physicals. EG You design a building facade and it gets extruded into a 3D building in the real game. It's not just about buying a pretty yet static toy and plonking it down on a pad.

    Plus, it apparently works with more bricks than the ones included in the sets. So it'll probably be easy to download a printable of the base, get the app for ?free? and play with existing lego.

    Lego should seriously create a world building 'Minecraft-A-Like' game with this real world integration. My 7yo kids would love it.

    Is it just me or has Lego seriously upped their game in the last few years? What with Cuusoo/Ideas, their designer videos, the giant increase in variety... They must be making a brick load of money!

    Off-topic: I picked up the Ghostbusters + Ecto 1 set last week. Awesome! Yeah I know... at my age...

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    Edit: There's a pic above this line but it would appear that some images didn't survive the server move.
     
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  3. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    This sounds really cool. I will definitely be checking it out.

    LEGOs are fun at any age. Among other assorted sets, I have dozens of Star Wars LEGO sets on display. I also have the Pirates of the Caribbean ships the Black Pearl and the Queen Anne's Revenge just because they look awesome. Additionally, I still have the bricks and all my instruction booklets from the 80s when I first started playing with them as a kid.

    The sets are definitely looking better with respect to detail, even more so in the last few years. I have 3 X-Wings, early-mid-late designs and you can really see the progression that has occurred in the design tweaks and changes to the actual pieces used in the sets.
     
  4. Guinevere

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    I have a UCS B-Wing sitting next to me. It's a great looking build but sure is a fragile sodding son of a sod. If such a thing was even slightly okay a few dabs of KraGle would strengthen it right up...
     
  5. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    Imagine having to move 40 or more sets into a storage unit and then back out after moving. Had to use tons of bubble wrap and many boxes to make sure they didn't knock around too much. I surely didn't want to take them apart. Though I have the instructions, for the larger sets that can be hours worth of work. Didn't lose any parts, but had to fix a couple of them here and there afterwards.
     
  6. Nexxo

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    Virtual LEGO could be a great platform for teaching kids to program: build physical logic gate structures with Lego to solve virtual puzzles for instance. Cool stuff.
     
  7. Guinevere

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    LittleBits is a bit like that, although not quite the same as a Minecraft / Lego hybrid with Redstone Comparators etc.
     
  8. Guinevere

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    That is such an Americanism by the way. "LEGO" follows the same rules as "sheep" and "fish" It should have read.

    Wel... kind of... officially it should have said.

    But that's even worse than LEGOs!
     
  9. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I stand corrected (honestly I should know better). Fortunately I didn't call them LEGOes. :D

    EDIT: I guess the text above my avatar could use some fixin' too, but it's been that way so long I'd hate to change it.
     
  10. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    LEGO is just a company name. They make bricks. Those can be called LEGO bricks. Although following that logic they could also be called LEGO's bricks.

    :lol:
     
  11. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    No. The company name is The Lego Group, the product is Lego :p
     
  12. Umbra

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    [​IMG]

    LEGO MINDroid is more fun, you can control Mindstorm NXT robots in the real world with a phone/tablet and do some real damage :hehe:
    Also to their credit LEGO released the firmware for the NXT Intelligent Brick as open source, along with schematics for all hardware components.
     
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  13. Nexxo

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    ^^^ "Johnny Five not just robot. Johnny Five is ALIVE!" :D
     
  14. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    Yeah, I bought one for my birthday at the beginning of the month (mumble mumble 36 :eeek: mumble)
     
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