2 weeks into the awards and we have another new one to kick off the final school week for many before Xmas. Today we look at the best apps that are connected with LEGO. Truth be told I’m no expert as I’m not a big app user unless it’s social media. I do 98% of my stuff on the old PC as I prefer the interface of a keyboard and mouse than app tech, so I had to rely on the other judges to give me their pick. I then tested all three over the past few weeks to make my final choice. Read our results below:
Adam – myBrickset by Richard Lockwood
Extremely useful app to keep track of your LEGO collection with the help of Brickset’s massive database.
I wanted it to be Ultra Agents because I like the app-brick idea but that bit’s tablet only (booooo!) so you just keep being told you can’t do this, that or the other. Music Maker, on the other hand, is a complete package that’s really thought about how to extend the brand experience.
Séb – Scooby-Doo Escape From Haunted Isle by LEGO
This was a tough one for me to choose as I don’t really use many LEGO apps. I have a Wii U console which I buy all the LEGO video games for, so don’t tend to buy them again for iOS devices. I do, however, like to test out the free apps that LEGO offer, and one such app was the Scooby-Doo one. What I enjoyed straight away was the Scooby-Doo stop-motion film that played before the game even started. I wasn’t oblivious to the fact it was like a massive advert of all the Scooby sets, but because it was actual stop-motion and not computer graphics, I didn’t even mind! Stylistically, I’d place money on it being the work of Kevin at Brotherhood Workshop, given the very high quality of the animation, but don’t quote me on that. The actual game-play was fairly simple as you’d expect, but I also really enjoyed the 2D cartoon style rather than 3D we’re used to seeing from LEGO. Definitely my app highlight of the year.
Richard – myBrickset by Richard Lockwood
This was an easy choice for me in the end as I still use it! Yes, shock horror I found an app I could use and helps me track my collection. The other two just didn’t interest me in the slightest. I still think LEGO and apps in general are very much a work in progress, however I would recommend myBrickset to anyone who uses Android. For Apple users Brick By Brick is the alternative.
This year’s app of the year – myBrickset by Richard Lockwood