Parents' Guide to

LEGO Rock Band

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simplified, no-fail Rock Band with a whimsical story.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 4+


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 fun to notice.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 7+

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, which was surprising for a Lego product which would presumably be targeted at children. Lots of levels of difficulty make it a challenge for all ages but the "no fail" setting keeps younger players from getting frustrated. My kids enjoyed personalizing their Lego people and instruments and spending the "studs" they earned at "gigs" to buy extras as much as they did playing. If I could own only 1 version of Rock Band, this would be it!

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (12 ):

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.

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