Lego Bricktales is a fun way to play with these bricks wherever you go. The game challenges players to build their way through puzzles in a variety of colorful environments.
It’s available for iPad and iPhone.
Lego Bricktales takes a classic toy digital
So many of my childhood memories revolve around Legos. It was absolutely my favorite toy. And even as an adult I get the occasional set out of sheer nostalgia. Bricktales moves the fun to your phone or tablet.
Players are given missions in a range of all-Lego environments, including a jungle, desert, city, etc. Use a brick-by-brick building mechanic to make what you need to solve the many puzzles to reach the final goal.
The puzzles are, of course, very Lego. A typical one is to build a bridge using a specific and limited collection of bricks.
It’s called Lego Bricktales because there’s a strong story element in the game.
Playing the game
The game is challenging because you can’t draw from any possible brick. If you could, you’d zip through the whole game in a couple of hours. Instead you’re asked to build, for example, a staircase out of a seemly random selection of bricks — many of which don’t seem well suited for that task.
For that bridge, don’t expect to get dozens of 1×12 struts. You have to dream up a design out of smaller pieces. And don’t forget the supports!
I’m an adult and I found the puzzles difficult enough to keep me interested. But the game is recommended for kids 4 years old and up so obviously they aren’t too hard. And the puzzles start off easy and get gradually more challenging so you can develop the skills you need.
My favorite aspect of Lego Bricktales is it comes close to recreating my childhood experience of playing with these bricks. Of finding just the right piece to make the truck or TIE Fighter I was building. That’s not an easy thing to translate from the real world to the digital one.
Watch the launch trailer to see what’s in store:
Start building today
Lego Bricktales is available now in the App Store. It’s playable on both iPhone and iPad, and costs $4.99.
If you love it, you should also try the similar Lego Builder’s Journey.