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Lego Fusion Bridging The Gap Between Real And Virtual World Of Gaming

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The launch of Lego Fusion will merge the real world and virtual world to create an interesting brick themed game.

It?s been years since Lego dominated the world with plastic bricks that you can use for building structures and more. However, the digital world is now at work, with ?Google Play and App Store becoming the go to place for games. Kids became acquainted and used touchscreens in order to play a game. Lego’s now attempting to bridge the gap and fill the virtual world with brick themed games, targeting the younger generation.

Fusion is Lego?s way of reviving the magic of physically building castles, houses, cars and more with plastic building blocks that’s merged with a dash of touchscreen interaction. This simply means a kid will use a platform to build structures using the Fusion set and then, a free app will be launched using iOS or Android gadget. Next step is to take a photo of the structure and it will turn into a virtual structure using any tablet or smartphone.

Lego Fusion is created to target kids whose age ranges from 7-12. There are four virtual worlds to choose from. First is Town Master. This is somewhat similar to Sim City. Bricks will be used to build structures and houses. Second is Battle Towers. This is more of a tower defence kind of game. In this world, damaged citadels will be repaired through the use of Lego bricks. Third is Resort Designer. This is perfect for those who want to harness their interior design skills. Fourth is Create and Race. The app will give a set of instructions on how to build a car using the bricks. The performance of the car within the game can be enhanced with the use of different kinds of bricks. The best part of it is that there is a social feature of each of the virtual world. For example, in Town Master, players can visit other players? towns.

There is a limitation to using Fusion as a bridge between the real and virtual world. Kids needs to build structures using special platform pieces in order for the app recognize the image. The app can only import 2D facade of the structure being built.

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