8 iPhone Apps for LEGO Lovers

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with all kinds of building kits. LEGOs, K’nex, Steel Tec, Lincoln Logs, I had them all and would spend hours creating the most complex structures I could dream up.

Technology has an awesome way of putting a new twist on an old favorite. Today we’re going to check out a handful of great LEGO titles you can download right on your iPhone. Whether you’re addicted to Harry Potter or just want to build things like when you were a kid, there’s something here for you.


LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games

The LEGO games on various consoles are famous for awesomely simple and addictive gameplay. You should know up front that this is not one of those games. As long as you keep that in mind, along with the fact that it’s $0.99 instead of $49.99, you can enjoy the app for what it is: a series of 16 LEGO Batman-themed mini games. There’s also a Lite version that you can try for free before you buy.

Each game is quick and meant to be played in only a few minutes. As a bonus, progressing through the games awards you with wallpapers for your iPhone!

Price: $0.99
iTunes Rating: 3/5

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LEGO Batman: Gotham City Games

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

I mentioned above that the Batman LEGO game isn’t anything like the classic LEGO video games you’re used to, this game is. LEGO Harry Potter is a much more solid implementation of the LEGO series, featuring beautiful graphics and all the Hogwarts roaming, Voldemort busting gameplay you can handle.

The app is designed for both iPad and iPhone users but will only work on iOS 4.1, so if you’re running anything older, don’t be surprised when the game doesn’t work. The biggest complaint from users is that controls are a little difficult to get the hang of, but the typical purchaser speaks only of being addicted! Whether or not you’re a Potter maniac, if you love the LEGO games, you should give this one a shot.

Price: $4.99
iTunes Rating: 4/5

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

LEGO Creationary

This game may not hold your interest for very long but is great for kids. Roll the dice to choose a category and then watch the LEGO blocks build something in that category while you try to guess what is being built before time runs out!

Apparently the app is based on a popular board game with the same premise. Like the previous app, LEGO Creationary is a universal and will run on both your iPad and iPhone.

Price: $0.99
iTunes Rating: 2.5/5

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LEGO Creationary

LEGO Photo

Have you ever wanted to see your face in logos? Me neither, but just in case you do, you guessed it, “There’s and app for that.”

The process is simple, just point and snap and your LEGO creation will appear. It’s not amazing, but it’s hard to complain for the price!

Price: Free
iTunes Rating: 3/5

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LEGO Photo

LEGO Step-by-Step

This neat and free little app is essentially a digital version of those little instruction books that you get with your LEGO kits. LEGO Step-by-Step contains 10 instruction manuals for simple items like a plane, car and even a chicken!

Price: Free
iTunes Rating: 4.5/5

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LEGO Step-by-Step

Blocks!!

Enough with these silly games, where are the apps that actually let you build whatever you want with LEGO blocks? Strangely enough, it seems as if the folks at LEGO want to keep the actual building experience out of the digital realm (they no doubt want to avoid cannibalizing their toy business).

Fortunately, other developers don’t care much about LEGO’s bottom line and have made your LEGO iPhone dream come true. Blocks!! features a 3D interface and a number of your favorite LEGO pieces. Build to your heart’s content on both your iPhone and iPad.

Price: $1.99
iTunes Rating: 2.5/5

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Blocks!!

Bricasso

Bricasso is another take on an actual LEGO building app. Like the previous app, you interact with your virtual box of bricks on a 3D interface and easily create simple models on swappable backgrounds.

The graphics are a little more cartoony than Blocks!!, but the ratings are higher and it’s cheaper so it might be a better way to go.

Price: $0.99
iTunes Rating: 4/5

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Bricasso

iRate LEGO Pro

This one is for serious LEGO lovers only. The app centers around an online LEGO community where users can browse and the creations of others and upload photos of their own!

If you’re looking for some awesome building inspiration or maybe some validation for your own mad LEGO skills, this one is for you.

Price: $1.99
iTunes Rating: 3.5

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iRate LEGO Pro

Conclusion

The apps enough should provide you with enough brick-centric entertainment to keep you occupied for days. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of these and any other LEGO apps you’ve come across!


  • CaliMonk

    Hi,

    In regards to the LEGO Harry Potter remark, there was a release last week (1.1) that adds a new virtual D-PAD. Additionally they added support for more devices.

    - Ivo

  • Shannon

    There is a droid app that is a series of increasingly difficult Lego puzzle pictures to “put together”. I am sorry that it is not available for iphone as my children love it. Anyone have a clue about such a thing in the works for iphone? Thanks!

  • R

    WOW!!!!!!!!

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