LEGO Rock Band

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Simplified, no-fail Rock Band with a whimsical story.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 12 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The main message is that playing music together can be riotous fun. But, the game also shows a little of the mischief that some rockers have been known to get into, including trashing their hotel rooms.

Positive Role Models & Representations

While meant to be taken as fun or humorous, Lego characters are shown misbehaving as in belching loudly, and trashing a hotel room.

Ease of Play

Delightfully easy to play. With five levels of difficulty, there is a level just right for everyone from kids and adults who have never played to Rock Band enthusiasts.

Violence & Scariness

In one fantasy venue depicting a medieval castle, the Lego characters are seen duking it out with toy swords, arrows, catapults and the like. In another cutscene, a Lego rock band is seen trashing their hotel room. In another, a Lego dinosaur runs over a outhouse, causing it to break apart revealing one lone character still sitting on the toilet. A few songs make reference to violence like "My ex will start a fight."


One song lyric using the word "Hell."


The game can be looked at as a marketing tool to further the LEGO toy brand. LEGO trivia scrolls across the screen as you wait for your new gig to load.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that LEGO Rock Band is a music simulation game that is purposely made easier to play than traditional Rock Band games. It features a Super Easy mode that allows newbies and kids to play. It couples the playing of music with a silly LEGO-themed story about a band traveling the universe using the power of rock to do fantastical things. With tongue-in-cheek humor, the LEGO characters can misbehave: trash a hotel room, belch, and destroy an outhouse while someone is in it. A few song lyrics refer to violent situations and allude to drugs, but it is all pretty mild.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGDTSP July 4, 2012


I'm sure I heard one instance of s-- word in the skyscraper song, but people on vocals don't have to sing it, and kids will probably be having to much... Continue reading
Parent of a 10 and 12-year-old Written bybrown_eyed_girl April 2, 2011

The adults actually liked Lego better than regular Rock Band!

This was fun for the whole family and the adults loved it better than plain Rock Band because the songs were more familiar. A few songs contained curse words,... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byd1pent11111 February 19, 2015

The best Rock Band game!

This was my first Rock Band game that I got. I did not used to like Rock Band, but now I love it! I only rated it 9+, because of arm/leg length. It uses the wor... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bymoviewannabe February 25, 2013

I like the setlist on this game

Good setlist. My favorite song to play on this game is "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police. The chorus to that songs used the term... Continue reading

What's it about?

LEGO ROCK BAND combines the popular play mechanics of the Rock Band series of music simulation games with the charming tongue-in-cheek story-telling found in the LEGO series of adventure games (LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, and LEGO Indiana Jones). It also makes the playing of music easier by providing a "Super Easy" mode where all you have to do is strum the guitar controller, hit any drum, or sing in time to the music. In the story mode, which can be explored alone or with up to 3 friends playing different instruments, you form a band of LEGO characters and play gigs to earn LEGO studs. You start locally, but as you earn more studs, you can purchase crazy LEGO vehicles to take you across the universe to perform in bigger and wilder venues including a spooky mansion or even on the moon. The music is varied from classics like Rascal Flats "Life is a Highway" to crowd-pleasers that include Queen's "We Are the Champions" to Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters."

Is it any good?

This version of Rock Band is perfect for families who are new to music gaming. It has excellent tutorials that explain how to use the different instrument controllers. It creates a no-fail environment because whenever you are doing poorly, the game provides you with a recovery mode so that you are never booed off the stage. With five levels of difficulty, the game can be enjoyed by newbies and seasoned players alike.

For kids, not only can you select the "Super Easy" mode, but you can also choose to play shorter versions of some of the songs. On drums, the kick drum can be set to play automatically. And since the music videos are performed by LEGO characters (LEGO David Bowie is a hoot), there is never any questionable music video content. Plus the story is so much fun as you harness the power of rock to vanquish a giant octopus, chase away ghosts, and even demolish a skyscraper.

Online interaction: You can download more family-friendly songs from the LEGO Rock Band store if playing on the Xbox 360 or the PS3. It is also possible to export the LEGO Rock Band songs to other Rock Band games.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the humor presented in the game. What makes the LEGO characters so amusing?

  • This game is purposely easy to play and creates a no-fail environment. Do you like games like this one, or do you crave the competition?

  • How important is it to you to like the song you are playing? Is it all about the difficulty of the game play or do you play better if it is a song you like?

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