TiP Rating: 2.5/5
Release Date: 2/3/2010
Seller: LEGO Systems, Inc
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, requires OS 3.0 or later.
App Store Description: What would your child’s smile look like made of LEGO bricks? Or your pet hamster? Capture your child’s moments of brilliance in LEGO bricks.
Summary: LEGO photo is one of those apps you may use once or twice, and then forget about it for a while. Saying this it is fun, and those moments that you do use it will be a good giggle, and will probably make you smile at least from one corner of your mouth.
Review: You quite often see little flash photo editors online, you know the ones that make you look like a cartoon? Or put your head in to a body of an elf. Well, now you have an app that’ll turn you in to LEGO bricks.
I can’t really be over critical about this app, it’s just a bit of fun, and it’s free. There’s not a huge deal to mention either, all it does is take a photo of whatever you like, then transforms it in to a mosaic made from your favorite danish plastic bricks. Who knows? You may have always wanted to know what your puppy would look like, sculpted from LEGO.
It’s ridiculously easy to use, on the home screen you have two icons; one to select the camera, the other to choose a picture existent in your gallery.
Once you have taken your picture, you touch the screen to confirm “Yes, I would like to see it,” then it shows you your post-modern tribute to Roman mosaics of old. This is pretty much the entire extent of the application. Then you save it, or not.
Although it isn’t an entirely serious tool, it could still do with some improvements. For one, there are no setting to edit, you can’t choose the colors you’d prefer, you can’t even select the density of LEGO bricks it displays.
So you pretty much have no say in how it turns out, and results can be varying, from impossible to recognize to holding it at arms length, and only then, being able to see your beloved puppy or family member. Another improvement I’d like to see is a function to directly share the mosaic with your friends using any popular social networking site.
It’s free, so you should give it a try, it’ll entertain you for a few minutes while waiting for the train. Overall though it’s very basic and lacks any kind of depth.