Legos meet iPhones in game "Life of George"
(CBS) - How cool is this?! Ever since I was a little girl, I've been a huge fan of Legos. I'd build everything from buildings to complete neighborhoods, sometimes even office scenes with little Lego people and everything.
I've been a little sad about the fact that my six-year-old nephew Tyler is not much of a Lego nut. I've gotten him Legos before, but a Lego obsession never really took form. I mean, who can blame Tyler when he's already got an Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii, a Nintendo DSi and an iPod Touch. (Yes, my nephew is completely hooked up and he's only in the first grade.) Why would he want to play with tiny, plastic building blocks?
But, there's hope! Enter, a new augmented-reality iPhone game called, "Life of George," which merges the building blocks us old folks have grown to know and love with the new smartphone age, reports New Scientist.
"The titular George tasks players with recreating objects from his travels using 144 real-life Lego blocks," New Scientist explains. "You build whatever you have seen on the smartphone as fast as possible, then snap a picture to score points - placing the completed model on a piece of cardboard marked with a dotted pattern helps the phone identify each Lego piece."
Players, if you end up making something super-duper-awesome, snap a photo, share with friends and spar with them in the ultimate Lego-building challenge. Let's see who can build the fastest.
The game comes out October 1. Get ready, Tyler!
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