Lego's Life of George marries a video game with real life. Sweet
Life of George is kind of like backwards Tron, only with Lego. Backwards Tron because it takes something already inside a computer and takes it out, and Lego because, well, it uses Lego.
The worst part of the game is its dull name. The best part is everything else. It works like this: The game throws up a picture of a Lego model on the iPhone’s screen, along with a ticking countdown. The player picks up the supplied bricks and copies the on-screen model as quickly as possible. He then snaps a photo of his creation (placed on a special background mat) and the game compares real life with simulation, awarding points. Check it:
Players can also make their own models and photograph them, whereupon they enter into the computer like real, forward-playing Tron.
Annoyingly, the Lego set is U.S-only, which counts out players in the home of Lego. The set will cost $30 and be in stores on October 1st, and the game is already available in the app store, for free.