Performance and user experience
LEGO Life is a cool app for teens and kids who love playing with LEGO, making unique creations and sharing them with other fans. The app concerns a lot about privacy which is very thoughtful. I’m not a big fan of LEGO but I liked it when I was a kid, so I decided to get this app to see what it’s all about.
The LEGO Life app has a bright and playful design which suits perfectly that kind of app. In my opinion, the interface isn’t that easy to navigate since there are too many tabs, posts, and notifications that pop up from time to time. But I guess you or, more likely, your teenager will get used to it after some time of exploring the app. At least, I haven’t seen complaints about the interface of this app. The score is 3.5/5.
This app lets kids share their own LEGO creations and see other users’ ones. Once you make an account, you get to create a mini figure that will represent you. There are various outfits, hair pieces, shoes
, and so on. I find this small detail nice and funny as it sort of immerses you into the digital LEGO world.
Kids can upload pictures of their LEGO creations, leave comments, and participate in challenges such as making something out of the limited number of bricks or the bricks of the same color. While commenting, you can use app-specific LEGO emojis which is also a nice small feature.
Keep in mind that photos that contain any kind of personally identifiable information will be rejected. All pics and comments are moderated, although something may slip a moderator’s attention – we all are human after all. I’m not sure whether you can report inappropriate content or not.
Users can join fan groups and follow other community members or topics to keep up with the latest news and updates. But there is still no way to connect with other users, so maybe your kids won’t feel that kind of connection with other LEGO lovers which they’re expected to. The score is 4/5.
Performance and User Experience
Basically, LEGO Life is like Instagram but only with LEGO photos and some extra features. As I loved LEGO when I was like 12 or 13 years old, I got the app mainly for getting nostalgic a little bit.
I have to tell you that the app crashes from time to time and won’t let you upload a pic. From other users’ reviews, I found out that I’m not the only one who has faced this problem.
The good news is that kids and teens can’t do anything without being approved – by a parent or by a moderator. Parents are involved in creating a new account, and all the content that users post is moderated. If there is some kind of personal information presented in the photo, this pic won’t be approved. So, if you’re concerned about safety and privacy – and I believe you should be – you will be glad to know that LEGO Life is concerned about it as well. The score is 4/5.
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The LEGO Life app is compatible with Android-based smartphones as well as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. There is also a version for Kindle Fire, so you probably will be able to get this app to your smartphone or tablet. As far as I know, there is no version for PC, and one may consider it as a con. The score is 3.5/5.
- The developers and moderators do their best to keep LEGO Life safe to use for kids and teens;
- As a parent or a guardian, you get involved in creating an account for your kid as he or she can’t create it without your permission;
- Colorful design that fits the app perfectly;
- Cool LEGO-specific emojis!
- There are no direct chats available;
- The app is pretty heavy as it weighs about 190 MB;
- While using the app, some bugs and glitches may occur.
So, LEGO Life is a great social platform where kids can share their passion for LEGO with others. This app is suitable for children from 5 years and up, but kids and teens aged between 8-12 are likely to enjoy it the most.
Creative challenges, cool LEGO emojis, and playful design make it an awesome app for LEGO lovers. And the concern for safety and privacy makes it appealing not only for kids but also for parents who want to know how their children spend time online.