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Reasonably Clever

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Create LEGO-themed avatars; stick to kid-safe mode.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Reasonably Clever wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence

Some mild cartoon violence; users can choose weapons as accessories.

Sex

One of the Mini-Mizers has an Easter egg that unlocks a collection of sexually themed accessories.

Language

Occasional use of "crap" and "damn" in the comments.

Consumerism

Ads only appear in the footer. Kids can buy their Mini-Mizer creations and t-shirts.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Users can choose a cigarette or a mug of beer as an accessory for their Mini-Mizers.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that REASONABLY CLEVER's main feature is the Mini-Mizer, which lets users create LEGO-based avatars they can share online or print. In the Classic Mini-Mizer, users can choose weapons, a cigarette, and a mug of beer as accessories; there's also a well-hidden Easter egg that unlocks a set of sexually themed items. Stick with the Classic Kid-Safe Mini-Mizer to keep it clean.

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What's it about?

Reasonably Clever was created by a fan of LEGOs as a just-for-fun site. (It has no official affiliation with LEGO.) It includes web comics, photos and explanations of complex LEGO creations, and the Mini-Mizer, a widget that lets users create their own LEGO-style avatar. There's a Classic Mini-Mizer, a Mini-Mizer 3.0 (featuring a different set of options), and the Classic Kid-Safe Mini-Mizer, which removes the adult-oriented choices from the Classic. Users who want real-life versions of their avatars can create one in the Buy-Me-Mizer, priced at $4.99 and up plus shipping.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

LEGO fans will marvel at some of the creations showcased on Reasonably Clever, like a reimagining of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, a deck of tarot cards, and an intricate portrait of the site founder's cat. Designing your own avatar with the Mini-Mizer can be fun, and there's no registration required, so users can jump right in. The web comics are also clever and creative, and the site is refreshingly light on advertising.

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Website details

Subjects:Hobbies: building
Skills:Creativity: imagination, making new creations
Genre:Creating
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 11 years old August 22, 2012

So boring

Title says it all, you can eve save the lego person you made