Ok, I admit it. I’m in my early thirties and I still play with Legos™ . But the question that I want to ask you is: Why don’t you... especially if you have any interest in video games, gaming in general or just having some good old, creative fun?
Legos, in the “brick” form that we all know today, have been around for 54 years now (even though the company was founded in 1932) and have provided one of the most straightforward forms of creativity that the world has ever seen. All that’s required is some blocks, some patience and a little bit of creativity to make something totally original (no matter how odd it may be).
LEGO comes from an abbreviation of two Danish words (LEG GODT) meaning “Play Well”. I don’t know about you, but from my own experience, as well as, from the reception that I have seen Legos having on people around the world, I think that Legos have definitely been a great mechanism for kids of all ages to “Play VERY Well”.
But why stop there? Why stop at the blocks, themselves? Why not venture down another path that not only promotes creativity AND provides a mechanism for teamwork? Well, I have just THE thing for you: Lego Video Games !!
That’s right! The blocks have taken the leap and moved out of the material world and into the digital world with a lot of success.
To give you a clearer picture on how Legos have moved from hard plastic to digital pixels, here’s a list of game titles that have come out and provided millions with the ability to actually move, build and go on an adventure all with Legos:
1. Lego: Star Wars
2. Lego: Star Wars 2 - The Original Trilogy
3. Lego: Star Wars - The Complete Saga
4. Lego: Batman
5. Lego: Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures
6. Lego: Indiana Jones 2 - The Adventure Continues
7. Lego: Harry Potter - Years 1-4
8. Lego: Harry Potter - Years 5-7
9. Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean
10. Lego: Star Wars 3 - The Clone Wars
11. Lego: Batman 2 - DC Superheroes
12. Lego: The Lord of the Rings
Lego Video Games have been around since 1997. They have been on every major gaming platform since then, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. The latest two titles, Lego: Batman 2 - DC Superheroes and Lego: The Lord of the Rings look to be impressive in both scale and detail. Check out the video below for some gameplay from Lego: The Lord of the Rings :
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t picked up one of the titles above (excluding Lego: Lord of the Rings which is coming out in the next few months) and you have a Next-Gen Console (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) or even an iOS device , go try one out. I’m certain that it will amaze you how far Legos have come when it comes to interactive entertainment.
Please let me know which Lego titles you have enjoyed, and if you want to hear anymore about Legos in Video Games in the comments section below.
And as always, thanks for reading!!