Use Your iPhone To Play With Real Legos With Life Of George

Use Your iPhone To Play With Real Legos With Life Of George

Following the news that Disney is introducing a series of iPad games that interact with physical toys, Lego is also introducing its next generation of games with the “Life of George” iPhone app.

The game consists of classic Lego bricks, a free iPhone app, and a mat that basically acts as a green screen. The player tries to create the image shown on the iPhone app in Legos on the mat before time runs out.

Once the player is done creating said Lego structure, a picture is taken of the mat with the iPhone or iPod touch. The App Store app will then calculate the score based on the player’s speed and accuracy.

Here’s a video of the game in action:

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The Life of George app consists of 12 levels and 10 Lego models that can be played in single or multiplayer mode. “My Life” mode even allows the player to come up with original Lego creations that can be stored in the app’s virtual scrapbook.

Lego was looking for, “a fun way to combine both physical and virtual play into one product,” according to Macworld. The game will be sold in the US only, and the Life of George will hit shelves and the App Store on October 1st. The physical set will cost $23, while the iPhone app will be available for free.

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  • Martin Buckler

    The plural of ‘Lego’ is ‘Lego’

    Every time someone adds an ‘s’ part of my childhood dies.

  • stressball

    I want the song as my new ringtone.

  • nadinethomas

    The LEGO Group announced LEGO Life of George, its first product to combine digital and physical play for a hands-on LEGO gaming experience.

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  • whatisart

    We’re on to your little game. You lot are just saying “Legos” to wind us up now. Hope you tread on a oner.

  • Martin Buckler

    Oners are the most painful of all the different Lego.

  • Martin Buckler

    Turns out it isn’t. This shouldn’t bug me as much as it does but page 19 of this official LEGO® company document explains the correct use of the LEGO brand name.

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