LEGO Photo

Common Sense Media says

App turns your photos into pixelly, block-like images.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

As long as you can snap a photo (or have photos accessible in your device's library), you can operate the app.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The LEGO brand name and logo is featured in the app.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
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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.

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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:February 3, 2010
Category:Entertainment
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Kid, 9 years old January 3, 2011
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8
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it is easy to build and fun. you can make almost any thing you want. get some asap
Kid, 9 years old August 13, 2011
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ok

Try using a logo on it. Its fine scale of one and ten 5
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebma97 February 10, 2011
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It's alright

Written on 02/10/11 When you use this on pictures, they just look blurry. It's a so-so app. I'd give it around 2-2.5 stars.
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Too much consumerism

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