A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that LEGO Photo is a free app that turns your photos into a 2-dimensional LEGO picture. But the effect is not always very exciting. Does it help promote the LEGO brand? You betcha. This app is a good way to talk to your kids about how brands market to you.
Is it any good?
We hate to quibble about free apps, but LEGO PHOTO sounds a lot more exciting than it actually is. When you turn a pic -- either something from your photo library or a brand new pic you take through the app -- into a "LEGO" image, all you really get is the picture turned into differently shaded, colored blocks. That these LEGO portraits are 2-dimensional mosaics is not the real complaint -- it's that they don't really look like LEGO blocks. Nor do the pixelated pics really look very good. Sometimes you get one for which the effect is pretty cool, but often you get one that's just hard to make out.