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Lego Fusion let's you build your toy in real life and play with them in virtual worlds

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2014 17:42 User comments (5)

Lego Fusion let's you build your toy in real life and play with them in virtual worlds The Lego Group has announced a new product line within their hugely popular Lego brand, "Lego Fusion," that allows you to play with the new toys you just built in the real world in virtual worlds and games.
Each Lego Fusion box has 200 Lego pieces, and when you are done building you can upload them to iOS and Android apps to play in games like "Town Master" where you have to build a town out of Lego, or "Battle Towers," where you have to defend you Lego tower.

Adding a social experience to the mix, builders can then see and interact with other uploaded Fusion sets, including other towers, cars, and towns.

There are just a couple of rules for building with Fusion sets, but otherwise the design is entirely up to the builder. You must make your creation 16 bricks wide by 16 bricks tall, and it must include a door. The creations must also be built on a "Fusion Capture Plate" using Qualcomm's augmented reality platform Vuforia. You upload the creation right from the plate using your device's camera and it is then recreated in the virtual world brick by brick.

Each Fusion box is $35 and the apps are free.


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5 user comments

121.6.2014 21:03

I wonder if future incarnations of Lego Fusion would allow you to print out your own bricks via 3D printer.....

223.6.2014 14:12

Err why not just go out and buy Minecraft?


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

323.6.2014 23:00

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Err why not just go out and buy Minecraft?
That's where they yoinked the idea. I guess they're counting on the kids not exposed to miney yet.



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Jun 2014 @ 23:00

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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423.6.2014 23:28

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Err why not just go out and buy Minecraft?
No physical toy aspect

524.6.2014 0:08

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Err why not just go out and buy Minecraft?
I assume that with Lego you don't have to worry about all your stuff getting destroyed when it gets dark.


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