Ever since I learned about the LEGO Master Builder Academy back at the Time to Play Showcase last year I’ve been slightly obsessed with it. My mom got Eva and I the initial set and I bought the subscription for Level 1 and 2. Then I learned about Level 3 and bought that as well. At this point we have all nine kits from the three levels and I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to buy Level 4. Today I built kit #9 The Dark Lair for the first time and Eva wanted me to build kits 8 and 7 as well because Level 3 of the Master Builder Academy is all about creating a story. The Level 3 kits have a wonderful story about a builder who must journey to reclaim the creativity that was stolen. The story is very inventive and the lessons learned from the sets on how to incorporate storytelling elements into the builds is incredible. We certainly enjoy building the set and then Eva love it when we make up our own stories around the figures and playsets.
The other day I was at Toys ‘R Us, right after meeting with Wayne from Dynamo I was really in the mood to check out action figures and also LEGO. I discovered a set called Life of George. This is a game that you can play with your iPhone and iPod as well as Android 2.1+. It is a very fun game. You get the bricks and a special pad then you get a couple of apps to play. You’re given a model to create and a timer counts down on the iPhone. You have to build the model and then photograph it on the pad and a program that recognizes LEGO bricks analyzes what you made and gives you a grade for accuracy and speed. It is really fun and you can play with friends, create your own models and upload them and more. I haven’t been able to explore it completely yet but it is so much fun.
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