LEGO Hidden Side’s app has been officially discontinued

It’s the end of an era for one of the LEGO Group’s most recent original themes as Hidden Side’s app has been officially discontinued.

As promised in 2022, the LEGO Hidden Side app has been officially discontinued at the start of 2023, ending support for the app, shutting the multiplayer servers and effectively removing every major function of the software. The app is also no longer listed on the various app stores.

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This final farewell to the theme didn’t come without warning, but for those who enjoy the LEGO Group’s themes not based on intellectual property, it’s the end of an era as this was the last remaining piece of the supernatural product line. 

LEGO Hidden Side was based on the adventures of Parker and Jack as they defend their world from an invasion of ghouls who aim to haunt their world. As well as physical sets with app integration, an animated series for the theme was also released over the course of its life. 


The now-retired models had play features and functions like any other LEGO set, but could be scanned through the app to unlock levels and areas and expand the gameplay through the use of augmented reality. 

Without the app, those with the sets are unable to access each set’s unique gameplay. However, they still function as physical models and have long since been retired anyway. 

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6 thoughts on “LEGO Hidden Side’s app has been officially discontinued

  • 25/12/2023 at 15:17

    It’s so sad because I have got only one set and I could only played once. Being a ghost and getting in the walls was very good.

  • 18/01/2023 at 20:35

    The decision not to leave single player and leave in the app stores is concerning to me. The blanket removal and blocking of the apps is a scary precedent.

    I asked Lego support for clarification on other apps support dates, and it appears all the EV3 support will end this year. If the Hidden Side approach is followed all the EV apps will be removed. I’ve asked for clarification on this but lego have not yet given a straight answer to the question which is concerning.

    Come on Lego, you can do better than this in customer service.

    “both formal app and part support will end 30th June 2023. That said, we will still help with EV3 questions like we do with NXT.
    Apps Support until
    EV3 Programming app (all platforms) 1. March 2021 (Replaced by EV3 Classroom app)
    EV3 Lab (all installers) None – under retired products
    EV3 Classroom (all platforms) 30. June 2023
    EV3 Python experience 30. June 2023”

  • 17/01/2023 at 15:17

    Je trouve cette décision de couper même l’application en mode solo vraiment malhonnête de la part de Lego.

  • 11/01/2023 at 18:16

    Sad, I liked the AR and my son still has two, yet to be received on a birthday, sets left.

    They should have left the single player.

    Before LEGO was a toy lever to old, but suddenly it was only a couple of years untill partly the toy lost it’s value. Really sad.

  • 06/01/2023 at 18:00

    I hoped that at least the single player function would be still available. But a total shutdown is sad.

    The hidden side sets were awesome (lighthouse, hot rod, shrimp boat, attack on shrimp hut) with unique play functions in a spooky environment. I really enjoy them and own all sets as AFOL.

    There was no need to use the app but all the critics just concentrated on that. I enjoyed the single player game as well, especially the boss catches which were really hard to master.

    R.I.P. hidden side ??


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