Who says you’re too old for LEGOs? The classic toy comprised of interlocking, colorful bricks has taken new form…app form, that is! Check out 10 of the very best LEGO apps for adults and enjoy embracing your inner child. Or tween. Or teen. Or…well, you get the idea!
1) Bricasso ($0.99, Universal)
The Bricasso app allows players to take from an “infinite supply” of 30 different LEGO blocks in 20 colors and use drag-and-drop interface to create a variety of shapes. While the app includes a few major menu glitches under iOS 7, it’s still considered pretty darn nifty.
2) Brick by Brick (free, Universal)
Featuring a substantial database of instructions, Brick by Brick is a definitive app for eager-beaver LEGO builders whose old-world (i.e. paper) instructions have gone missing. Instructions are available in PDF format and include built-in bookmark and printing tools. There’s also collection management features and updates from the app’s community news source.
3) LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (free, Universal)
Follow the adventures of Luke, Anakin, Obi-Wan and the rest of the Star Wars crew…in miniature form. All six films are available as apps, however only the first one is free. Fight the Empire, enjoy slapstick moments, and check out your favorite characters as LEGO people!
4) LEGO Lord of the Rings ($4.99, Universal)
Cast the “one ring to rule them all” into the fires of Mount Doom, LEGO-style. Hailed as a wonderful interpretation of the classic fantasy series, this app does feature a number of streamlined sequences, but is otherwise just fine.
5) LEGO Instructions (free, Universal)
LEGO Instructions takes the pressure off modern-day play, and makes it easy to access the step-by-step directions you require. Some 150 designs with detailed instructions are available!
6) LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes ($4.99, Universal)
The slapstick campiness of the original Batman series is back! Join LEGO Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman and more as they embark on action-packed adventures complete with stunning graphics and super-sassy dialogue.
7) Stop Motion Studio (free, Universal)
Use your LEGO models and minifigs to create stop-motion animated films! Have LEGO Luke Skywalker battle the family cat among many other scenarios and enjoy creating your own brick-tastic movies.
8) LEGO Mindstorms Fix the Factory (free, Universal)
It may start off simply, but this app’s logic-based challenges get complicated fast! Guide a LEGO robot through different levels and enjoy giving your brain a nice boost.
9) Mindcraft Pocket Edition, ($6.99, Universal)
Build big and small structures from blocks dug out of the Minecraft world. Make sure to watch out for monsters and eat to avoid hunger pangs in this virtual LEGO arena!
10) The Unofficial LEGO Minifigure Catalog ($2.99, Universal)
The ideal catalog for your complete minifig collection, this app will also help you discover which, uh, heads and arms you’re missing. Browse minifigs by year, name and theme and enjoy the app as a LEGO historical reference!
Which of these apps are your favorites?